How else would you celebrate winning the Daytona 500 than getting a tattoo on your butt? That was Austin Dillon’s thinking as he did just that mere hours after winning NASCAR’s biggest race.
Dillon and some Richard Childress Racing crew members got tattoos Sunday night following Dillon’s dramatic Daytona 500 win. It is unclear where the crew members placed their new tattoos, but the 27-year-old driver decided to get “Daytona 500 champ” inked on his posterior.
“It’s a pretty cool looking tattoo. You’ll never be able to see it; (my wife) is probably the only one who can see it for a while,” Dillon said Monday at the Daytona 500 champion’s breakfast.
There was one downside to getting a tattoo on his backside: it made for a painful moment when one of the crew members slapped him on the butt this morning.
“It hurts,” Dillon said, via NBC Sports. “It feels OK this morning. One of the boys smacked me on the butt when I came over this morning. (I was like) easy guys.’’
Dillon won the Daytona 500 after contact with race-leader Aric Almirola on the final lap. Almirola attempted to block a charging Dillon, but when he moved up the track to cut off the No. 3 car, Dillon never slowed and Almirola connected with Dillon’s front bumper. That sent Almirola crashing into the backstretch wall while Dillon went on to take the checkered flag.
“I did what I had to do there at the end,” Dillon. “We had a run and I stayed in the gas. It is what it is here at Daytona.”