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Austin Dillon's Trucks title a good thing

Updated: November 19, 2011, 10:08 PM ET
By Ed Hinton

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The Trucks series needed this. Badly.

Just when you thought NASCAR's third-tier division was fading, here's Austin Dillon to revive it, and make it what it should be: a developmental springboard for young drivers on their way up.

Dillon, 21, didn't just become the youngest driver to win the Trucks title. He's the first champion under 40 since Travis Kvapil won it at 28 in 2003.

And, because Kvapil has never quite established himself ...

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