BRICKYARD PREVIEW - GEICO CHEVROLET SS, TY DILLON

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

“Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400”

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS

Sunday, July 23, 2017

(160 laps, 400 miles)

2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and SIRIUS/XM and IMS Radio Network

or get a ticket at nascar.com/tickets

Meet the Driver…Ty Dillon Appearances at IMS:

· Sunday, July 23, 11:20 – 11:40 AM, GEICO Display, FanZone

· Sunday, July 23, 11:45 – 12:00 PM, Chevy Display, FanZone

The Driver’s Wheel…thoughts from Ty Dillon

…on how he feels about making his MENCS debut at a track where he has an NXS win, IMS:

"Indianapolis Motor Speedway is definitely a tough track because it’s so big but the corners are flat. It’s a giant rectangle. I’ve been successful there in the Xfinity Series, so I am really looking forward to going there for the first time in the GEICO Chevrolet SS in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.”

…on what he works on for car setup at Indy:

“The unique challenge of Indy is making those long straightaways longer and making turns two and four extended straightaways. You can give up a little bit of speed coming off of one and three to extend the straightaways off of two and four. First I focus on turns two and four, to get back to the throttle as soon as possible, then, as the weekend goes on, I work on carrying a bit more speed into one and three. That's the strategy I’ve always used to end up with a pretty good race car there.”

Local Connections…

Several GEICO team members are Indiana natives! One, Chris Andrews, is a boilermaker! He graduated from Purdue’s School of Interdisciplinary Engineering and grew up in Evansville, IN. Interior mechanic Brad “Piglet” Tunny is from Holton, IN. While Andrews first visited IMS as an Indy 500 fan, Tunny’s first visit to the track was as a Jeff Gordon fan in 1994.

Chassis Notes

· Primary: 545

· Backup: 518

· This weekend, our No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS features associate sponsorship from Twisted Tea, Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes, Caymus Vineyards, ZAK Products, Wix Filters and Rtic Coolers. Germain Racing is proud to be a Lincoln Electric team.

Stats Recap

· Ty Dillon is making his first MENCS start at Indianpolis Motor Speedway

· Dillon is an Indy winner – NXS, 2014

· Dillon has competed in four NXS and finished top-ten in all four, top-five in two

· Germain has competed eight times in MENCS at IMS

Where/When to #TuneIn - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, July 22

· 9-9:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC (Follow live)

· 10:30 a.m.: GARAGECAM Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

· 11-11:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, CNBC

· 6:15 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole qualifying, NBCSN

Sunday, July 23

· 2:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), NBC

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