Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

MENCS: Ty Dillon to Make 100th Cup Start at Talladega, Looks to Continue Consistent 19′


This Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns this weekend for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 10th race of the season will also mark MENCS driver, Ty Dillon’s 100th start in the Cup Series.

Dillon knows Superspeedway’s can be challenging and anything can happen saying, “Variables like superspeedways can easily become a bad points day and put you in a hole. So, we really focus on a strategy that will get us to the end of the race to get a solid finish. We’ve been in contention to win a couple of these races by doing that.”

In four Cup starts at Talladega, Dillon hasn’t finished worse then 15th, with his best finishing being 11th in the fall of 2017.

Dillon, the younger brother of Austin Dillon and grandson to RCR Racing’s owner Richard Childress is having a consistent season for Germain Racing in the No. 13 Chevrolet.

The 27-year old North Carolina native is in his third full-time season for Germain Racing and seeing improvements on the track each week.

Last season heading into Talladega, Dillon had just two top-20 finishes on his resume. This season he already has four including a 6th place finish in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February.

Another milestone came three week’s ago when Dillon won his first career stage win, winning stage 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway when the team opted to stay out instead of pitting.

His position in the points standings has improved as well. At this point last season Dillon was ranked 29th, this season he sits in 22nd.

In general, they’re both small improvements but when you look at the big picture their big gains for a single-car operation.

Dillon’s first 99 starts in the MENCS have come with a variety of different teams: Germain Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Leavine Family Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing.

His 100th start though, well he’s hoping he can put his No. 13 into victory lane on Sunday saying, “Hopefully 100 is our first win.”

The victory could certainly happen at Talladega, it’s a place where anyone has a chance to win and it’s a track that’s seen first time winners in the past.

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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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