Richard Childress’ advice to Austin Dillon on Nationwide Series championship

Heading into the final NASCAR race weekend of the season, Richard Childress Racing has the opportunity to win championships in NASCAR’s top two divisions.

Kevin Harvick comes to Homestead third in points, 34 behind leader Jimmie Johnson in the Sprint Cup, but RCR’s best chance to win a championship is in the Nationwide Series, where Austin Dillon enters Homestead with an eight-point lead over Sam Hornish Jr.

If Austin were to win the championship in the Nationwide Series, it would mark the first championship for the No. 3 car since Dale Earnhardt’s death in 2001. (The No. 3 won a championship in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011 with Dillon).

If Dillon finishes in third place or better he will win the championship regardless of where Hornish Jr. finishes. Richard Childress joined Jim Noble and Chocolate Myers on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Wednesday and gave his advice to Dillon, his grandson and best chance for a championship in 2013.

“The advice you give him is do what go us there, don’t make (any) mistakes. I think that will be who wins the championship is who doesn’t make any mistakes,” Childress said. “For his age (Austin is 23 years old), he handles this pressure and everything as well as anyone I’ve seen.”

For Childress’ full interview, head over to SiriusXM On Demand.

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