RACE PREVIEW: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Ty Dillon tied his career-best finish when he earned a sixth-place finish in last weekend’s Daytona 500. Surviving the chaos that broke out in the final 10 laps, Dillon maneuvered his No. 13 GEICO Camaro ZL1 through the carnage to earn his second top-10 finish at the historic Daytona International Speedway. Riding the wave of momentum, Dillon and the team will head to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend to keep building on their strong start to the 2019 season.
This will be Dillon’s fifth start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta. In his previous four races, he earned his best finish of 15th place in 2017 with the GEICO Racing team. He has an average start of 25.2 and an average finish of 20.8. Dillon has five previous starts at the intermediate track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With an average start of 13.4 and an average finish of 9.4, Dillon has logged two top-five and three top-10 finishes. His best finish of third place came in 2015. In his two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts, Dillon has an average start of 7.5 and an average finish of 1.5. He won the 2012 event after starting on the pole and leading 40 laps. He earned a second-place finish in the 2015 race.
Dillon Weekend Chatter
What are your thoughts as you head to Atlanta after a successful Daytona 500?
“A successful Daytona 500 can set the tone for the rest of the year. Our GEICO Racing team had a great Daytona race with a top-10 finish. It definitely gets the team pumped up and excited to start the new season. Atlanta is obviously very different from Daytona, so there’s nothing that we can take from one track to the other. But, positive momentum is so important, and we have that. We know that mile-and-a-half tracks are where we struggled last year, and this team has been working hard for months to improve our intermediate track program. I’m looking forward to unloading in Atlanta and watching their hard work pay off.”
Fans will have the opportunity to see Dillon when he visits the Team Chevy stage on Sunday morning in the fan midway. He will answer questions in a Q&A session and sign autographs.
When: Sunday, February 24 at 11:15 a.m. ET
Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway Fan Midway
Tickets and Tune In!
The Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 will be run on Sunday, February 24. Tickets to Atlanta Motor Speedway can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
The race will air live at 2:00 p.m. ET on FOX, Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.