In the midst of a whirlwind following his Daytona 500 victory, Austin Dillon received a surprise.
On Wednesday morning, Dillon was reunited with the boy who gave him the lucky penny that was glued to the dashboard of his No. 3 Chevrolet on Sunday.
Dillon met the boy, named Jordan Wade, at an autograph session prior to the Advance Auto Parts Clash. He gave Jordan a signed hat to replace the Ford hat Jordan was wearing.
The next day, the two encountered each other at the fence around the Cup Series garage, where Jordan presented Dillon with the penny.
In his post-race press conference, Dillon said he hoped to somehow meet Jordan the next day at the track. Instead, Richard Childress Racing managed to track him down and surprised Dillon back at RCR’s headquarters in Welcome, North Carolina.
Jordan met Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr., who finished second in the Daytona 500.