This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Rockingham ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 166 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's American 200. This is the same Chevrolet Dillon drove to victory lane at Kansas Speedway...
This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Rockingham ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 166 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's American 200. This is the same Chevrolet Dillon drove to victory lane at Kansas Speedway last weekend, and to a second-place finish after starting on the pole in his ARCA debut in July. In addition, Ty's brother, Austin Dillon, drove this car to a second-place finish in an ARCA race at Iowa Speedway in 2009.
In Honor of RC ... The No. 41 on the side of Dillon's Karl Chevrolet Chevrolet this weekend was specially chosen by the 18-year-old driver because his grandfather raced the number at Bowman Grey Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C., during his years as a driver. Richard Childress' original No. 41 is currently on display at the RCR Museum in Welcome, N.C.
Meet Ty Dillon ... Dillon will participate in an ARCA Racing Series Championship celebration as part of the City of Rockingham's ThunderFest on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6:15 - 8 p.m. at Harrington Square (111 E. Washington Street) in downtown Rockingham. The event includes an autograph session and Q&A session with ARCA drivers.
Have you been to Rockingham? "Actually, I've never raced at Rockingham before. I have been to Little Rock to test a bunch, but never the big track. I'm excited to apply some of the things I have learned this season, and I feel like our team has a lot of momentum going into the race after winning at Kansas."
Do ARCA cars compare to the race cars you are familiar with? "The dirt cars are similar in that the motors are similar, so you get some of the same sensations. The asphalt experience, I suppose, will be helpful. Really though, the ARCA cars are very different than anything else I have raced at this point in my career, so I am approaching it as an entirely new deal."