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HPU's Austin Dillion Continues To Race Up In NASCAR Ranks

09.28.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2010 – Austin Dillon, a sophomore at High Point University, is busy scoring wins for the racing team owned by his grandfather, Richard Childress. His most recent win was earned over the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Dillon, along with Richard Childress Racing?s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team, produced a dominating performance that earned the pole ? leading 93 of 146 laps and winning the Smith’s Food and Drug Stores 350 by the largest margin victory in 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

The win made Dillon the first rookie since 2003 to earn multiple wins, while the pole award allowed him to break the record for most pole awards by a rookie competitor in the series? history. With 12 top 10 finishes in the last 13 races, Dillon has gone from No. 14 to No. 4 in the point standings with five races remaining this season. He leads the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings.

Dillon is studying at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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