RACE IN REVIEW: Ty Dillon at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Ty Dillon raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday with one goal: transfer into the All-Star Race. To do so, Dillon had to first compete in the All-Star Open. The race consisted of three stages (20/20/10), and the winner of each stage transferred into All-Star Race. Dillon's moment came in the final stage when he led the field to the green flag from the outside lane in the second position. Dillon wheeled his GEICO Military Camaro ZL1 to take the lead from Kyle Larson early on in the first lap. He continued to lead for through first four laps of the stage. Ultimately, he finished in second place, one position short of the coveted transfer spot.
“We executed well tonight. Matt Borland made great calls from the pit box and our GEICO Military team had solid stops on pit road. We had ourselves in the perfect spot to start the final stage. I was able to beat the 42 car on the restart and lead laps, and I wish we could have held on to win the stage and transfer into the All-Star Race. But, we showed everyone that Germain Racing can build fast race cars. We’re going to keep digging at the track and at the shop. This gives us a lot of confidence to come back here next week and race 600 miles.”
The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is on Sunday, May 26th, and it will be televised live on FOX beginning at 6:00 p.m. (ET). The Performance Racing Network (PRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.