Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Seizes Rear Deck Lid from Austin Dillon’s Cup Series Car

The rear deck lid of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevy car (driven by Austin Dillon) was seized by NASCAR officials after it was found to be out of compliance with the NASCAR Rule Book.

The piece was taken into into the Monster Energy Series hauler in the garage at Talladega for further review.

A spokesperson for NASCAR said that any penalties they may issue would follow the Cup race on Sunday (April 28, 2pm ET on FOX).

Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying begins Saturday at 4:40pm ET on FOX.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Share this article

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com