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Austin Dillon

Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon was leaning on his No. 33 Chevrolet praying moments before the Xfinity Series race Friday night when fireworks came crashing down on his backside.

A startled Dillon jumped away from his car along with girlfriend Whitney Ward. His fire suit was slightly singed but the 25-year-old wasn't injured.

"I don't know if it was a sign from God or what — but He got me going with a firework in the butt," Dillon joked.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: AAA 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Matt Kenseth30001
2Joey Logano30004
3Denny Hamlin30002
4Carl Edwards30003
5Martin Truex Jr.30009
6Kurt Busch30007
7Jeff Gordon300010
8Brad Keselowski30008
9Kyle Busch300013
10Ryan Newman30006
11Dale Earnhardt Jr.300012
12Kevin Harvick300015

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