RACE PREVIEW: Sonoma Raceway
Ty Dillon Set to Make Second Start at Sonoma Raceway in the GEICO Camaro ZL1
After a weekend off to spend with friends and family, Ty Dillon and the GEICO Camaro ZL1 team are headed to the west coast for the first road course race of the NASCAR season. Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway is scheduled for 110 laps. Completing the full race, Dillon will make a total of 1,100 turns around the 1.99-mile track.
This weekend will mark Dillon’s second start at Sonoma Raceway. In his rookie run at the road course last season with the GEICO Racing team, Dillon started from 35th place and finished in the 28th position. Having learned a lot in his first Sonoma start, Dillon is looking forward to heading back this year with experience and determination to continue mastering the track.
Dillon Weekend Chatter
What are your thoughts heading to Sonoma after making your rookie start there last season?
“I enjoyed my time at Sonoma last year. It was obviously very challenging given that it was my first time ever racing there. The surface is one of the roughest on tires that I have ever raced on, which you don’t typically expect from a road course. They tend to be more gentle on tires. So that was a fun and unexpected weekend. I honestly didn’t think that the challenge of a new course would be that hard because I enjoy road course racing and have been pretty good at it throughout my career. I’m looking forward to going back with our GEICO Camaro ZL1 now that I have a year of experience under my belt and a better of understanding of what it takes to run well there.”
The Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour will head to Sonoma this weekend! Dillon and host of “Man v. Food” Casey Webb will be in the Sonoma Fan Midway playing larger-than-life lawn games and cooking up delicious Twisted Tea-infused tailgating recipes for race fans on Friday afternoon. Stop by to learn how to become a tailgating professional!
When: Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. PST
Where: Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour in the Sonoma Fan Midway
Dillon will join the NASCAR Youth Autograph Session on Saturday morning to meet the sport’s youngest fans!
When: Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. PST Where: Sonoma Breaking Zone Tent in the Sonoma Raceway Fan Midway
Have a question for Ty Dillon? He will be meeting fans and taking questions in a Q&A session at the RevZone stage on Sunday morning to get race day started!
When: Sunday, June 24 at 9:20 a.m. PST
Where: RevZone at Sonoma Raceway’s Turn 7