To RCR's credit, Austin Dillon has definitely worked his way up little by little, earning his way every time he moved up. Before starting full-time in the Truck Series in 2010, he ran in the K&N Pro Series East. There, he won Rookie of the Year, and earned 1 win, 1 pole, and 10 top-10 finishes in 13 starts. He started two truck races in 2009, finishing 12th and 15th. He then ran two full seasons in the Truck series, earning Rookie of the Year in 2010, and winning the championship in 2011. From 2008 to 2011, he entered 11 Nationwide Series races, earning 2 top-5 and 4 top-10 finishes. He finished 4th in his second career NW Series start back in 2008, and still didn't move up full-time to NW until 2012. He could have been rushed up to NW way too soon based on that one early top 5 finish, but he wasn't. After winning the truck series championship in 2011, he moved up for two full seasons in Nationwide in 2012 and 2013. He again won Rookie of the Year his first year (with 2 race wins), and followed that up with a driver's championship in his second year. He didn't win a race in 2013, but very few Nationwide drivers managed to win a race this past season. Dillon did record 13 top-5 and 22 top-10 finishes, with 6 more finishes of 11th or 12th place. So now, after spending 2008-2013 in developmental series, and winning every step of the way, he's now set to start running full-time in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. He has already made 13 Sprint Cup starts, with 3 top-20 finishes (all in 2013), including a high of 11th place at Michigan. It would have been nice to see Danica develop her stock car experience even half as much as Dillon at the lower levels. Even if she didn't win at all, she needed to learn more at the lower levels first.