NASCAR: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not Heading Into Sonoma

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NOT – Austin Dillon

Dillon was having one of his best runs of the season this past weekend in Michigan. Dillon was leading the race late (due to pit strategy) and figured finish somewhere around the top-10. That was until his final pit stop where everything seemed to fall apart in the final 15 laps of the race. The initial stop for Dillon was great however his team then had to come back in because there was an issue with the left side tires. If that issue wasn’t bad enough, Dillon had to hit the pits again a lap later because of an issue with his right side tires. Dillon was set to be the rookie that was going to steal the show in 2014 and that simply hasn’t been the case. Thus far this season the No. 3 team only has one top-10 finish to their credit and whenever rookies are mentioned its Kyle Larson’s name that seems to be the first out of everyone’s mouth. Dillon is sure to find his stride eventually but thus far he is missing the mark in regards to where the bar was set for him.