Ty Dillon Ready to Kick Off the 2019 NASCAR Season with the GEICO Racing Team at Daytona Internation

Ty Dillon and the GEICO Racing team are gearing up for the “Great American Race.” Already showing speed in the draft, Dillon had his No. 13 GEICO Camaro ZL1 fifth on the speed chart in first practice and was second fastest in final practice. He will compete in Thursday night’s second qualifying duel to determine his starting position. This will be Dillon’s fifth appearance in the Daytona 500.

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway, Dillon has an average start of 24.0 and an average finish of 22.8. He logged his best finish of sixth place in the summer of 2018 in the GEICO Camaro ZL1; it was also his career-best finish. His best start of 12th place came in the 2016 Daytona 500. Dillon has one top-10 finish and has led 10 laps of MENCS competition at the famed racetrack. In his nine NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Daytona, he has earned one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes, one pole award in 2016 and has led 34 laps of competition. He has run three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races at Daytona. Dillon never finished outside the top 11, earned the pole award in 2015 and led 93 laps of competition.

Dillon Weekend Chatter

What are your thoughts as you prepare for your fifth Daytona 500?

“Daytona is such a special place. I’ve been coming here my entire life with my family. I have so many great memories at this track. It makes racing in the Daytona 500 even more special. Last year was a tough one for our GEICO Racing team, but that makes us even more motivated and excited to kick off this season. You can set a great tone for the year with a successful Daytona 500. These guys have been working hard through the entire off season to be ready for this weekend. We’re going to show everyone what we’re made of.”

Appearances

The Twisted Tea Tailgating Pro Tips RV Tour will head to Florida this weekend! Dillon and host of “Man v. Food” Casey Webb will be at the Houligan’s across from the speedway playing larger-than-life lawn games and cooking up delicious Twisted Tea-infused tailgating recipes for race fans on Friday evening. Stop by to learn how to become a tailgating professional!

When: Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: Houligan’s – 1725 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Fans will have the opportunity to see Dillon when he visits the Team Chevy stage on Saturday morning in the fan midway. He will answer questions in a Q&A session and sign autographs.

When: Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Where: Daytona International Speedway Fan Midway

On Sunday, Dillon can be found in the fan midway with the GEICO Gecko! He will be at the GEICO display to get race day started by answering fan questions, taking photos, signing autographs and more!

When: Sunday, February 17 from 11:00 – 11:20 a.m. ET

Where: Daytona International Speedway Fan Midway

Tickets and Tune In!

The Daytona 500 will be run on Sunday, February 17. Tickets to the “Great American Race” can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.

The race will air live at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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