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Stock Car Scoop: Who Will Replace Ty Dillon at Petty GMS?

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for its lone visit on the 2022 calendar, joined by the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series.

Adam Cheek and Anthony Damcott break down how they think the Next Gen car will race at the triangular circuit, who will replace Ty Dillon in the No. 42 at Petty GMS Racing and which driver they think will win this weekend.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Does anyone really care?

Bill B

I heard there is a chimp in Kansas that can drive a car.

I know that was a cheap shot but it was too funny not to take advantage of. LOL

Last edited 1 year ago by Bill B
Steve C

Yeah, answer is – who can bring the most money 💰


Noah Gragson would be better suited for the 8 car with its style of racing (and RCR as a historical whole), but we all Know Ty Dillon will be in that seat in 2023. The 16 of Kaulig will more than likely be Daniel Hemric now that he has an Xfinity Championship (and Sponsorship), if Almendinger chooses to stay in the Xfinity Series.

Bill B

Childress has had several opportunities to put Ty in his second car but he hasn’t. I agree with you that it would make sense but I will believe it when I see it.


Richard could save a lot of money with Ty. He wouldn’t have to travel to any races anymore because there would be zero chance either of them would win.


If Childress wants to win he would get rid of the Dillons and get drivers who can win in the cars. The 8 has shown what the cars are capable of and the results aren’t as good as they could be.

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