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LACETT | After crash, Dillon ready to compete at Kentucky Speedway

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SPARTA, KY. (WDRB) – Just a few days after a horrific crash at the Coke Zero 400, Austin Dillon is ready to go at Kentucky Speedway.

“Yeah, I’m happy to be here in Kentucky,” said Dillon. “It’s probably not the ideal place to come after a wreck like that, as far as the track being pretty rough. But, we’ll tough it out.”

Early Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, Dillon’s #3 Chevrolet went airborne, slamming into the fence near the start finish line. He walked away with a bruised forearm and tailbone. 

Dillon told a crowd of reporters Friday he was feeling fine after the crash but admitted he was still a little sore. He was not however, nervous about going back to work this week. 

“I feel pretty comfortable. I think when you take a crash like that and you’re as healthy as I feel, you feel pretty confident in the safety equipment that you have around you that you’re ready to go, and run fast.”

Dillon said he has actually seen the crash multiple times from multiple angles. He remembers vividly what he was thinking as it was happening. 

“I was just talking to myself the whole time.  We made it through it.”

Saturday’s Quaker State 400 is scheduled to start at 7:30.

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