Austin Dillon heads into Talladega Superspeedway this weekend ranked 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings.

So far in 2016, the third-year Richard Childress Racing driver is enjoying the best year of his career.

RCR is always strong at restrictor-plate tracks — Dillon won the Daytona 500 pole two years ago as a rookie — and Sunday's GEICO 500 could be a great opportunity for the third-generation driver to score his first victory in NASCAR's top division.

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And today, April 27th, Dillon is celebrating his 26th birthday.