NASCARTy Dillon Ecstatic To Run Select Xfinity Races For RCR

Ty Dillon Ecstatic To Run Select Xfinity Races For RCR

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

For the first time since the 2018 season, Ty Dillon will compete for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Ty dillon will run select races in the nascar xfinity series for richard childress racing.
Ty Dillon. (Photo by NKP / NKP Photo)

As part of the announcement that Ferris Mowers will sponsor Dillon in select NASCAR Cup Series races for Spire Motorsports including the 2023 Daytona 500, the company will also sponsor Dillon in select Xfinity Series events. He is competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for Spire in 2023 where Kevin Bellicourt is serving as his crew chief.

This is the second consecutive year that Ferris is sponsoring Dillon and third overall. The company was on his No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Petty GMS Motorsports last season. It also sponsored his Dirt Late Model in 2013.

Dillon last drove the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro SS for his grandfather, Richard Childress,’ team in the 2018 Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has since competed part-time in the Xfinity Series for Big Machine Racing, JD Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Our Motorsports.

“I’m ecstatic for the season that’s coming up,” Dillon said to Lewis Franck. “I can’t wait. It’s been really cool to announce the Ferris partnership with Spire this year. We have a lot of great things going on, a lot of great momentum. I’m enjoying everyone that I’ve gotten to work with so far at Spire. We can’t wait and are ready to get to the racetrack.”

Richard Childress Racing brought the No. 3 back to the Xfinity Series in 2022 at Talladega Superspeedway where Jeffrey Earnhardt drove the car to a runner-up finish.

Dillon meanwhile had success in the No. 3 in both the Craftsman Truck Series and Xfinity Series. He had 32 top-five and 84 top-10 finishes behind the wheel of the No. 3 in Xfinity competition.

“It’s fun to go back (to the No. 3), it meant a lot to my career when I was younger,” Dillon recalled to Lewis Franck. “I started in the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series with the No. 3. It’s fun to go back to the Xfinity Series to relive those days and have some fun.”

While the Xfinity Series might be a place for Dillon to have some fun, his Cup experience limits him to a max of five starts in the series. His schedule in the Xfinity Series will be announced at a later date.

Seth Eggert
Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.


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