CHICAGOLAND PREVIEW - GEICO CHEVROLET SS, TY DILLON
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Tales of the Turtles 400
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS
Sept. 17, 2017
267 laps /400.5 miles
3:00 PM ET on NBCSN and MRN/SiriusXM
or get a ticket at nascar.com/tickets
The Driver’s Wheel…thoughts from Ty Dillon
…on how he feels returning to Chicagoland after the team tested there this summer:
"The Germain Racing team had a successful test at Chicagoland earlier this year. With that experience in the GEICO Chevrolet SS, and being able to sit in for Regan Smith last year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Chicago, I’m feeling very prepared for this weekend. I’m looking forward to racing the GEICO Chevy on Sunday."
…on special associate sponsor on GEICO Chevy this weekend – Western Illinois University:
"I'm looking forward to having Western Illinois University on our GEICO Chevy at Chicago. Western Illinois is a big supporter of our military service members and veterans, which lines up great with GEICO's philosophy on the military and our NASCAR fan base, so it is a great fit for our team. They were also named a 'Best Midwestern University', which shows their commitment to educational excellence. As a sports fan, their women's basketball team won the Summit League championship and played in the NCAA Tournament last year, which is a great accomplishment for them. We might need to get them in the Dillon Brothers three-on-three tournament next year. There's a lot to be excited about with Western Illinois on-board and our team appreciates their support.”
This weekend, our No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS features associate sponsorship from area college Western Illinois University, along with continued associate sponsorship from Twisted Tea, Caymus Vineyards, Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes, ZAK Products, Wix Filters and Rtic Coolers. Germain Racing is proud to be a Lincoln Electric team. In honor of September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, Ty Dillon will use a specially made MPI wheel with teal for #SherryStrong and the GEICO Chevy will feature a teal ribbon in memory of Erin McCann.
Ty Dillon is making his second MENCS start at Chicagoland
He won at Chicagoland in the ARCA Racing Series in 2011
Dillon has five NXS races at Chicagoland with 2 top-five, 4 top-10 results
In NCWTS, Dillon has two races with one top-five, one top-ten results
Germain has 7 MENCS races, 3 NXS and 5 NCWTS starts at Chicago
Weekend Watching Guide…
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All times are Eastern Time Zone.
FRIDAY, September 15
12 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GARAGECAM LIVE nascar.com/garagecam
12:30-1:55 p.m.: MENCS opening practice, NBCSN (Canada: TSN 2)
6:45 p.m.: MENCS Qualifying, NBCSN (Canada: TSN GO)
SATURDAY, September 16
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: MENCS practice, CNBC (Canada: TSN GO)
2-2:50 p.m.: MENCS final practice, NBCSN (Canada: TSN 5)
SUNDAY, September 17
3 p.m.: MENCS Tales of the Turtles 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), NBCSN (Canada: TSN 4)