Ty Dillon Gets Ride at Richmond
Twenty year old Ty Dillon will be making his 3rd Nationwide Series career start this weekend in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway Friday night wheeling the #51 WESCO Chevy.
Dillon and the No. 51 team will sport the colors of WESCO Distribution this weekend for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. WESCO Distribution is a leading full-line wholesale distributor of electrical, industrial, utility and data communications products and advanced supply chain procurement services. The Pittsburgh -based company develops strong, enduring relationships with leading-edge regional, national and global organizations in a variety of markets and industries including: construction, education, government, healthcare and industrial manufacturers.
Ty Dillon is coming off a win last week in his #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy Silverado at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series. It was his first victory in that series and he currently sits 3rd in the point standings in the truck series.
Ty has been very impressive in his other two starts this year. He qualified 3rd in his series debut at Dover where he finished 8th and then at Indianapolis he qualified 3rd and finished 3rd.
Ty assured us that he has plenty of confidence in his team and abilities saying,”I have high hopes going into Richmond (International Raceway) this weekend. The same team that was at Indianapolis (Motor Speedway) will be there this weekend working on the WESCO Chevrolet. We know we can qualify and finish well. It’s just a matter of working hard and putting forth 100 percent to do it again this weekend.”
It is still uncertain if Ty Dillon will come to the Nationwide Series full time next year with his brother Austin, but if he were to make the jump it would probably be to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Elliott Sadler from the #2 team.
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