Race Preview: Michigan International Speedway
Ty Dillon and the Germain Racing team are headed to the home of manufacturer Chevrolet as NASCAR travels to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) for this weekend’s 400-mile race. After unveiling the new Camaro ZL1 body last year in Chevrolet’s hometown of Detroit, this will be the body’s first time on track in Michigan. Sunday’s race will also mark Twisted Tea’s third weekend as the primary sponsor of the No. 13 Camaro ZL1 this season. The Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour will be on-site throughout the weekend, transforming the fan zone into a tailgating experience for fans, including food, games and lessons learned from their tailgating experts!
This weekend, Dillon will make his fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series r at MIS. He has an average start of 28.2 and an average finish of 19.8, with his best finish of 14th place coming in 2015. Dillon has also run four previous NASCAR Xfinity Series races at the two-mile track. He has earned an average start of 10.5 and an average finish of 10.8. He scored his best finish of sixth place in last year’s race. In addition, he has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in the record books. Dillon has an average start of 5.0 and an average finish of 4.5, with his best finish of third place coming in 2013. A former ARCA Racing Series champion, Dillon won the only race he ever competed in at Michigan after starting from the outside pole and leading 22 laps.
Dillon Weekend Chatter
What are your thoughts as you head to Michigan with the Twisted Tea Camaro ZL1?
“I ran one of my early Cup Series races at Michigan. I was running about seventh on the track, and we were going to have a really good day. We thought we were going to get a top-10 finish out of it. We decided to pit before the rain delay, but then, as luck would have it, the rain ended the race. Our team still took home a top-15 finish though. It wasn’t what we wanted, but because of that I always have confidence going to Michigan. I run well there, and our team has been building momentum these past few weeks. Every week is a big weekend for our team, and with this being one of Chevrolet’s biggest weekends of the year since we are in Michigan, I’m looking forward to getting our Twisted Tea Camaro ZL1 on track.”
The Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour will head to Michigan this weekend! Dillon and host of “Man v. Food” Casey Webb will be in the MIS fan zone playing larger-than-life lawn games and cooking up delicious Twisted Tea-infused tailgating recipes for race fans on Friday morning. Stop by to learn how to become a tailgating professional!
When: Friday, June 8 at 2:15 p.m. ET
Where: Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour in the MIS Fan Midway