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Ty Dillon Out at Petty GMS After 2022

Ty Dillon will not return to Petty GMS Racing for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, he tweeted July 15.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to drive the No. 42 for Petty GMS this year,” Dillon tweeted. “However, at the conclusion of the 2022 Cup Series season, we have mutually agreed to go our separate ways. I’m looking forward to what is next in the future.”

The driver of the No. 42 for next season has yet to be determined, but it has been reported that Noah Gragson is one of the team’s top choices.

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“We are appreciative of what Ty has done this year to help grow Petty GMS,” tweeted the team in a statement. “As we continue the season, we remain focused on strong runs and getting the No. 42 Chevy Camaro to victory lane. We wish Ty all the best in the future.”

In his first full-time Cup season since 2020, Dillon currently sits 27th in points with a best finish of 10th at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track in April. He will have 17 more races to close out the season, starting this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Ambetter 301 will take place on Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by USA.



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Stephen Stumpf is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Third generation driver. Not quite the record of Kyle Petty.

Bill B

Maybe he could get a gig on his brother’s tv show.


I expect he’ll be hard pressed to even land a decent Xfinity ride.


I say Noah gragson will replace ty dillon in 42 car

Tom B

C’mon Paw Paw, let me drive the number 8.

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