Austin Dillon is an accomplished driver within the NASCAR ranks, but it turns out the 2018 Daytona 500 Champion is may also have a talented future in … television? Dillon is scheduled to appear on the hit CBS military drama, SEAL Team on Wednesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.
In the episode, which is titled "Objects in the Mirror", Dillon treats the Bravo team to a special driving lesson in his No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
"The experience was great," said Dillon. "From the directors to the actors, everybody was super welcoming and nice. I enjoyed every bit of it. The cool part is that the whole reason I get to race is because of the military men and women who are out there fighting for our freedom."
SEAL Team is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of NAVY SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand; Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies; and Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generational SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are troop commander Lt. Cdr. Eric Blackburn, who serves as a leader and confidant both on and off the battlefield; CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists; and Ensign Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge officer. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.
Dillon filmed the episode at Auto Club Speedway in December, and by all accounts he made a few new friends on set. The cast of the show joined Dillon for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway a few weeks ago, where show star David Boreanaz served as the Grand Marshall. Judd Lormand, who plays Lt. Commander Eric Blackburn on the show, is scheduled to join Dillon at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.
"NASCAR on Seal Team," said Lormand. "If that doesn’t spell America, I don’t know what does."