Austin Dillon won Daytona, popped champagne on pit road and celebrated his victory Sunday in Florida, a night that ended with a new tattoo on his backside: "Daytona 500 champ."
Dillon said Monday morning at the champions breakfast press conference in Daytona Beach, Fla., that he and some of his No. 3 team, along with Richard Childress Racing members, wound up at a tattoo parlor looking for a way to commemorate taking the checkered flag at Daytona.
"It's a pretty cool looking tattoo, you'll never be able to see it, (my wife) is probably the only one who can see it for a while," Dillon said, noting the ink was on his rump.
Dillon, who was seated in a high-back chair Monday, said he will deal with being uncomfortable for a few days. One of his crew members gave him a playful slap on the cheeks before the press conference.
Dillon, driving the No. 3 car made iconic by the late Dale Earnhardt, won the 60th Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon despite leading only one lap. Dillon, 27, won the race 20 years after Earnhardt Sr. won the 1998 Daytona 500.
"This one's for Dale Earnhardt Sr.," Dillon said on the track Sunday.
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Daytona 500 champ Austin Dillon gets it tattooed on his rump originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:30:00 EST.