Austin Dillon channels inner Peyton Manning during Tennessee visit

Austin Dillon dropped by Peyton Manning’s old stomping grounds on Thursday.

The Sprint Cup Series rookie spent the day at the University of Tennessee to help promote this month’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the 2016 "Battle at Bristol" football game between UT and Virginia Tech.

Dillon’s day included a red carpet welcome, some passing drills, a stop by the Peyton Manning Room and a trip to Neyland Stadium.

Dillon’s younger brother Ty is also on the road … and arrived in Pottsvile, Pa., with a little less fanfare.

Nothing a day of beer and BBQ can’t fix.