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Ty Dillon To Make Sprint Cup Series Debut At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Per the Motor Racing Network, Ty Dillon is scheduled to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut next month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. MRN stated that they learned the news via Mike Dillon, the vice president of competition at Richard Childress Racing.

Mike Dillon told MRN that Dillon will drive the No. 33 car for Circle Sport, which has a technical alliance with RCR. Ty Dillon is scheduled to take part in the Richard Childress Racing test at Atlanta Motor Speedway next month.

According to Mike Dillon, Ty has already tested a Cup car this year with Furniture Row Racing, another team that is technically aligned with RCR.

Ty Dillon is running the full Nationwide Series schedule this season and, while it seemed that RCR was behind at the start of the season in regards to teams such as JR Motorsports, Team Penske, and Joe Gibbs Racing, the organization has made gains throughout the season as noted by strong finishes recently by all of their drivers.

“I think everything with RCR’s Nationwide program is starting to head in the right direction in the last two weeks,” Dillon commented a couple weeks at Kentucky Speedway during his media availability.

Dillon’s comments are being backed up by the results on track as both Dillon and his Richard Childress Racing teammate Brian Scott have been fast as of late, continuing to post solid finishes to currently have Dillon sitting fourth in the Nationwide Series standings. RCR has also been to victory lane twice this year in the Nationwide Series with Paul Menard and Brendan Gaughan.

Dillon feels that he’s the next driver in line to capture a victory now that he’s gotten used to working with crew chief Danny Stockman. Dillon noted their struggles were a result of a “lack of familarity” in the people who were surrounding him and being shifted through three different crew chiefs in the limited amount of starts that he has in the Nationwide Series.

“Now that we’ve have a couple races into the season, (Danny) Stockman and I have started to find a couple things to make our racecars better and we’re starting to progress in the right direction,” Dillon commented. “The main thing is I want to win races and I think the points will come with that so I think we’re heading in the right direction.”

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Residing in Canada, she freelances for a number of racing publications, from SpeedwayMedia.com to On Pit Road while covering local short tracks up in Ontario.

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