The NASCAR Sprint Cup is back this week racing at Martinsville at the STP 500 and a driver is arrested north of the border for smuggling tobacco.
FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh reports “FOX in the Fast Lane.”
Austin Dillon driver of the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing heads to Martinsville, the first short track of the season where being fast is key:
(Dillon) “Everybody is trying to make their cars as light as possible. Everybody is working very hard to get their brake package where it needs to be. Everybody knows that you are going to be coming out of there scrapping and banging and it will be a tough race.”
Dillon has three top ten finishes in the first five races of the season, but can he win at this track where his best finish was 15th place?
Dillon is not worried:
(Dillon) “Let’s step up to the plate and see what we can do. Every weekend I feel like we have a shot to win so hopefully we can kind of make it happen.”
And driver Derek White has been arrested in one of the biggest tobacco smuggling busts in North American history. Canadian police say the profits from the tobacco sales were used to buy cocaine. White has raced part time in the Xfinity Series since 2012.
I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.