RACE PREVIEW: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Looking for Lady Luck – After starting the 2020 season one week ago at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) has headed west for the traditional three-week West Coast Swing. Ty Dillon and the GEICO Racing team are ready to find lady luck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) for the Las Vegas 400. The No. 13 Camaro ZL1 1LE will hit the 1.5-mile track on Friday for two practice sessions, before qualifying on Saturday afternoon. The green flag for the 400.5-mile event will wave at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon.
Dillon at Las Vegas – Dillon has five career NCS starts at LVMS, all of which have been behind the wheel of the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet. In last season’s fall event, Dillon earned his career-best Cup Series finish at the Nevada track, when the GEICO Camaro posted a 16th-place effort. The 27-year-old has also competed in five NASCAR Xfinity Series races, notching one pole and four top-11 finishes. In addition, Dillon has made two starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, earning one pole, one top-five and two top-10 results.
Follow, Like, Comment – Are you on social media? Be sure to follow the official Germain Racing accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all things Ty Dillon and the No. 13 GEICO team. Real-time updates are posted consistently to Twitter (@GermainRacing), while Instagram (@Germain_Racing) and Facebook (@GermainRacing) provide news links, key points of interest and a behind-the-scenes look into the garage.
Tickets and Tune In – The Las Vegas 400 will take place on Sunday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The 267-lap event can be watched live on FOX, while Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the live radio broadcast. Tickets to Las Vegas Motor Speedway can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
From the Driver’s Seat: Quote from Ty Dillon
What are your thoughts heading into the first intermediate race of 2020?
“This will be the first real test for the new Camaro ZL1 1LE. Our GEICO Chevrolet was really fast last week in Daytona and unfortunately, we just got caught up in the wreck at the end. I’m looking forward to getting back inside the car in Vegas and keep working on our intermediate program at Germain Racing. We as a team improved that area of our performance last season and we need to take another step in that same direction. Last fall in Vegas, we had a really strong run for us, finishing 16th. Matt (Borland) and I have been working on our communication and hopefully that translates into our car this weekend.”