NASCAR: Blueprint for Austin Dillon to Prove He's Ready for Sprint Cup in 2014

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NASCAR: Blueprint for Austin Dillon to Prove He's Ready for Sprint Cup in 2014
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When your grandfather is Richard Childress and you're likely to inherit—and bring back—perhaps the greatest car number in Cup history, that's a pretty heavy lineage to live up to.

That's what young Austin Dillon potentially faces in 2014, when he's expected to make the jump from the Nationwide Series to a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup circuit.

Will Dillon be ready for the move? He will be if he continues on the well-planned and well-strategized career development program he's been on the last two seasons.

There's still more work to do, so let's take a look at the blueprint Dillon will likely have to follow to make that anticipated jump up to the Cup level in 2014.

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