RACE PREVIEW: Auto Club Speedway

Weekend Notes

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) will make its annual trip to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the final race of #NASCARGoesWest. Germain Racing will take the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 to the intermediate track with Twisted Tea on the hood for the first time this season. Twisted Tea joined Germain Racing and Ty Dillon at the start of 2017 and are continuing their partnership into this season with primary sponsorship for three races. Twisted Tea is also bringing their Twisted Tailgate Pro Tips RV Tour on the road with the NASCAR circuit to give fans an opportunity to learn how to be a professional tailgater.

This weekend will mark Dillon’s second MENCS start at Auto Club Speedway. He made his rookie debut there last year, starting in the 21st position, finishing in 18th place and leading one lap. He has four previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 1.5-mile track. Dillon scored his best finish of eighth place in 2014. In the series, he has two top-10 finishes, an average start of 10.0 and an average finish of 12.2.

Dillon Weekend Chatter

Why do you like Auto Club Speedway and what are the challenges that it presents?

“Auto Club Speedway is a really fun track. It’s a pretty rough track, but the groove is really wide. If it were to happen, it’s possible to go four or five wide around that racetrack easily. The groove is probably one of the widest that we race on all year. You can run anywhere from scraping the wall with your right-rear quarter panel to almost running your fender on the flat apron. It’s fun as a driver when you have a lot of options. On the flip side, the surface is getting older, so the tires are eaten up pretty quickly and can be a challenge to manage. So I always look forward to going to Auto Club. It hasn’t always been my best track in the past, but I’m looking forward to going back this year in our Twisted Tea Camaro ZL1 and hopefully doing better than we have before.”

Appearances

Dillon and host of "Man v. Food" Casey Webb will be in the Auto Club Speedway Fan Midway cooking up delicious Twisted Tea-infused recipes for race fans on Friday afternoon at the Twisted Tailgate Pro Tips RV Tour.

When: Friday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Where: Auto Club Speedway Fan Midway

After qualifying on Friday, Dillon will visit the infield Vons grocery store. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the driver and purchase Twisted Tea for their race weekend tailgate!

When: Friday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. PST

Where: Auto Club Speedway Infield Vons

Dillon will join the NASCAR Youth Autograph Session on Saturday morning to meet the sport’s youngest fans!

When: Saturday, March 17 at 11:15 a.m. PST

Where: Auto Club Speedway Fan Midway

Need a new watch or sunglasses? Dillon will join Rockwell out in the fan midway to sign autographs and meet with fans as they shop for new products!

When: Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. PST

Where: Auto Club Speedway Fan Midway

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