Dillon will run full Nationwide season in 2013

Richard Childress is in no rush to push grandson #3-Austin Dillon into full-time Sprint Cup competition. "I've seen too many young guys come along and get moved up too quick," Childress said Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, where Dillon finished sixth in the STP 300. "We don't want to do that." So Dillon, battling teammate Elliott Sadler atop this year's points standings, can expect to run another full Nationwide schedule in 2013, at the same time, getting a bit more exposure in Cup. Ideally, Childress said he can expect seven Sprint Cup races.

"We're going to run him next year in Nationwide for a full season and we'll run him in a few more Cup races and look at how we progress there," Childress said. "That's always been the plan — kind of the plan we laid out when they were 13, 15 years old. You get two years in the Truck, two years in Nationwide. That's sort of the game plan for his brother Ty as well. We'll run him two years in Truck, then move him up. Of course, they've got to prove themselves every week." NASCAR.com

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