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'Forget It And Drive On': Austin Dillon Shares The Secrets To Winning Under Pressure
"You become comfortable with pressure and wouldn’t know how to live without it at this point," Austin Dillon explained.
With USA Network’s new original series “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” well past the starting line and approaching its second episode this week, audiences have gotten a chance to dig a little deeper into the NASCAR driver’s home life — and maybe learn a little about racing.
For the remainder of the season, audiences will see “a lot of goofy, funny stuff” with series star Austin Dillon’s wife, Whitney, and their best friends, Mariel and Paul Swan (the latter of whom also works with Austin on the track as his tire carrier). However, as Austin explains in the above video, it’s not all fun and games. As much fun as he and his Richard Childress Racing team have together, there’s no funny business allowed when it comes time to race.
“The best way for me to stay focused is to stay even-keeled and try and just live in the moment. I don’t really start to think about the task at hand until I really strap in that racecar and then give my total focus over to my team and my car,” Austin says.
“You become comfortable with pressure and wouldn’t know how to live without it at this point,” he continues. “We’ve had the word ‘FIDO’ on the top of our car — it stands for ‘Forget It And Drive On,’ to try and not let the small things ruin your day.”
To hear more about how Austin deals with the enormous pressure of his ever-advancing career in NASCAR, watch the above video. And to catch up with the Dillons and Swans as they grow their family and celebrate life in the fast lane, check out new episodes of “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane,” premiering every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.