RACE IN REVIEW: Ty Dillon at Michigan International Speedway
June 11, 2019
After rain delayed the start of the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Ty Dillon fought back from a tough start to the day to battle in the top 15 and ultimately finish in the 22nd position with his No. 13 Twisted Tea Camaro ZL1 when fuel strategy came into play.
“Our Twisted Tea team fought hard all day," said Dillon. "We didn’t start the race off with the balance that we wanted, but Matt (Borland, Crew Chief) took a big swing at it in the first stage break to tighten up our Camaro ZL1. We had a significantly better race car after that. I could have used a little bit more front grip, but I was really happy with it overall. From there, we just needed track position. We were running in the top 20 to start the final stage. But, these restarts can get wild, and I was shuffled back on the restart with 60 laps or so to go. Our Twisted Tea Camaro ZL1 had good speed, so I was able to drive back up and regain some of those spots. We just really needed more cautions to get back to where we had been. Once the field gets strung out after these restarts, it’s hard to make passes. I’m proud of the team’s effort today, though. They worked hard, had clean stops and made great adjustments all day.”
The Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway will be run on Sunday, June 23. It will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Performance Racing Network (PRN) will carry the live radio broadcast, along with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.