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Ty Dillon to Attempt to Make Sprint Cup Debut at Atlanta

Ty Dillon to Attempt to Make Sprint Cup Debut at Atlanta

by July 15, 2014 0 comments

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Richard Childress Racing have announced today that Ty Dillon will attempt to make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the Atlanta 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in seven weeks.

Dillon will attempt to make the race in the No. 33 Chevrolet that is owned by Hillman-Circle Sport LLC, a car that is presently out of the top-40 in the owners’ standings. Hillman-Circle Sport currently hold a technical alliance with RCR.

An option for a second race for the 22-year-old in the No. 33 is on the table but is completely dependent on if sponsorship is found for that race. A sponsor for the Atlanta 500 is yet to be announced.

Dillon’s father and Richard Childress Racing’s Vice President of Competition, Mike Dillon, announced the deal on an appearance on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) earlier today.

Dillon is currently fourth in the Nationwide Series’ standings and has 11 top-10 finishes and one Coors Light Pole Award in 17 starts this year. The No. 33 Sprint Cup Series car thus far has a best finish of 26th this season that came with Bobby Labonte in the Coke Zero 400 two weeks ago.

The Atlanta Motor Speedway is a logical place for Dillon to attempt to make his series debut as the 1.5-mile speedway provided the Nationwide Series rookie with his very first Camping World Truck Series victory in 2011. Dillon’s 2011 win in the Truck Series is his only start at Atlanta in any racing series – Dillon will also be making his Nationwide Series debut at the track in seven weeks.

Kyle Pokrefky
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