While to many it may seem like an individual sport, it takes a lot of teamwork to be a successful NASCAR driver. It’s important to work together with your pit crew and teammates in order to see success on the track. For 2018 Daytona 500 champion, Austin Dillon, that teamwork was instilled in him at a young age during his time on the baseball field playing for Southwest Forsyth County (N.C.) Little League.
In the summer of 2002, Dillon and his teammates from North Carolina made the run of a lifetime as they went on to become one of 16 teams to make it to Williamsport and compete in the Little League Baseball® World Series.
For his dedication to the values of Little League, and for his outstanding service as a role model within the community, Little League International is honored to announce Dillon as a 2019 Little League Hall of Excellence enshrinee.