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Best of Bake: Dillon pays tribute to late bull rider Lane Frost

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, gestures to the crowd after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, gestures to the crowd after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Note: As 2015 comes to an end, we're looking back at some of the top Shake and Bake stories of the year. The following was originally published on July 6.)

After miraculously walking away from a terrifying crash during Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Austin Dillon acknowledged the crowd by raising both hands in the air.

You may not have realized that the gesture is the signature celebration of the late, great bull rider Lane Frost.

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It wasn't lost on Dale Earnhardt Jr. and little brother Ty Dillon - both commented on the tribute.

Here's another look at Dillon, as well as a video of Frost. Both are definitely examples of extreme toughness.

I'm so impressed @austindillon3 had the wherewithal to do a Lane Frost reference/salute toward the crowd when he exited his car. #Respect

— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 6, 2015

If you were wondering his wave was a lane frost tribute showing his toughness.

— Ty Dillon (@tydillon) July 6, 2015