Chasing The Underdogs

Chasing The Underdogs: Ty Dillon Leads the Way at Martinsville


Martinsville always puts on some of the most exciting racing we see on the Cup circuit. That door-to-door, short track racing is one thing fans of NASCAR have loved for years. While tempers can flare, the paperclip itself proved to be kind to a number of underdog drivers during Sunday’s 500-lap event, including Germain Racing’s Ty Dillon.

Dillon, who drives the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet earned his third top-15 finish of the season on Sunday and earning his best Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finish at the famed track, finishing 13th, respectively.

“I am really proud of our effort. This is what we envisioned three years ago in doing. Just getting better every year and making sure we had taken the right steps to be where we needed to be in year three. We just want to keep going in that direction, said Dillon after the race on Sunday.”

The 27-year old North Carolina native is having a consistent season thus far, Dillon started off the season earning a solid top-10 finish of 6th in the season opening Daytona 500 in February.

Ryan Preece went on to finish in the 16th position which is his best finish of the season thus far since finishing 8th in the season opener at Daytona.

“We got in a hole in Stage 2 and were able to climb out of it and get back to there. Building that notebook for what I need is just the start. We all want top-10’s right now. Hard work and teamwork will get us there, Preece said on Twitter after the race.”

Bubba Wallace went on to finish in the 17th position, which is his best result of the season up to this point. Previously his best finish was a 22nd place finish at Phoenix.

Matt DiBenedetto continues to improve in his new ride in the No. 95 Toyota for Leavine Family Racing, finishing solidly in the 20th position, a week after finishing a season best 18th at Fontana.

Here’s how the other underdogs fared at Martinsville

Chris Buescher, 21st
David Ragan, 26th
Landon Cassill, 28th
Matt Tift, 29th
Michael McDowell, 31st
D.J. Kennington, 32nd
Corey LaJoie, 33rd
Ross Chastain, 34th
Jeb Burton, 35th
Cody Ware, 36th

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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