RACE PREVIEW: Richmond Raceway
NASCAR is heading to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the first of two trips in the 2019 season. The GEICO Racing team has their No. 13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 prepared and ready for 400 laps around the three-quarter mile track. The home track of GEICO, based in Chevy Chase, Md., this weekend is always a highlight of the year for Ty Dillon.
The GEICO Racing team has excelled at short track races this year, earning top-15 finishes in all three races so far. Dillon scored a 15th-place finish at ISM Raceway in Phoenix and a 13th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway after overcoming two pit road speeding penalties to finish out strong. This past weekend, Dillon secured his first-career stage win at the end of Stage 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway and finished in the 15th position.
“I’m proud of our effort,” said Dillon after his successful run at Bristol in the GEICO Camaro ZL1. “That was our fourth top-15 finish of the year, and we’re excited about what we’re doing. Matt Borland is leading a great race team, and we have a lot of great guys at the shop. We expect a lot more good things to come this season.”
Dillon Weekend Chatter
What are your thoughts as you prepare for Richmond Raceway?
"Richmond is one of my favorite tracks. I love short-track racing, so this race is always circled on my calendar every year. Our short-track program at Germain Racing has been strong this year. We've finished in the top 15 at every short track that we've been to this year, and we won a stage in Bristol. There's still more building to do, but we're excited and proud of the direction that we're heading. I’m ready to get our GEICO Camaro ZL1 out there to see what it can do.”
Dillon will visit the Richmond Raceway FanGrounds stage on race day to meet fans, sign autographs and answer questions about all things NASCAR in a public Q&A session.
When: Saturday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: FanGrounds Stage
Tickets and Tune In!
The Richmond 400 will be run on Saturday, April 13. Tickets to Richmond Raceway can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
The race will air live at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.