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HPU Rising Sophomore Austin Dillon Claims Victory At Iowa Speedway

Posted on July 13, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 13, 2010 – Austin Dillon, rising sophomore at High Point University, made a slick finish at the Lucas Oil 200 – he scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at the event, which was held on July 11 at the Iowa Speedway.

Dillon, who is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at HPU, is the grandson of owner Richard Childress. Dillon’s win marks the first Truck Series victory for Richard Childress Racing since 1999. It also marks the first time the black No. 3 won in any series since Dale Earnhardt?s death in 2001.

Dillon is also the series’ second-youngest winning driver and third-youngest winner at age 20 years, 2 months, 37 days.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 4,225 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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