TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Austin Dillon will start in the 17th position Sunday at the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
The 8th-year NASCAR Cup series driver made a pit stop in Tucson Thursday at the University of Arizona's Water & Energy Sustainability Technology (WEST) Center.
Dillon unveiled his paint scheme for the race weekend and met with government and academic representatives to discuss how collaboration can help conserve, reclaim and renew water resources in support of the United Nation's World Water Day on March 22.
Water conservation is important to Dillon due to his love of the outdoors and fishing.
Dillon drives the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. He has yet to win on the Cup circuit driving the car made legendary by Dale Earnhardt Senior.
The 26-year old did make his first Chase for the Cup last season. He was eliminated in the Round of 12.
Dillon finished ninth last season at the Good Sam 500 in Phoenix.
He is a two-time NASCAR points champion. Dillon won the 2011 Camping World Truck Series and the 2013 Nationwide title. He followed that up by winning the pole at the 2014 Dayton 500 where he finished ninth.