Matt Borland to get a head start on new gig with RCR

Matt Borland’s crew chief responsibilities with Richard Childress Racing will get a head start this weekend with Ty Dillon at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Borland, who joined RCR earlier this month, will oversee the No. 95 Circle Sport/Leavine Family Racing entry with Dillon behind the wheel. Advil will sponsor the No. 95 Chevy.

Like last season, Dillon will pull double duty at Homestead. He finished 23rd in his first Cup start at the 1.5-mile track in the No. 33 RCR Chevy. Dillon is hoping to improve on his 2015 performance.

"Last year we showed a lot of speed and I think we progressed in the right direction,” Dillon said. “This track can sometimes be pretty difficult to get around, so I hope to just gain some experience and continue to learn about these Cup cars.

“Homestead is definitely different than any other 1.5-mile race track on the circuit, so the more seat time, the better. I hope that driving the Cup car will help me out in the XFINITY Series, too."

This will mark Dillon’s 11th Cup start for 2016. It’s his seventh race in the No. 95 Chevy — and his third crew chief. Dillon subbed for Tony Stewart in three races earlier this season where he earned a top-15 finish at Phoenix under the direction of Mike Bugarewicz. He also competed in the No. 7 for Tommy Baldwin Racing at Chicagoland Speedway when Regan Smith was on maternity leave.

Although Dillon is expected to run full-time in Sprint Cup next season, a formal announcement has not been made by RCR.

Crew chief Todd Parrott will stay the course with Michael McDowell on the No. 59 Circle Sport/Leavine Family Racing Chevy.

Borland has 13 wins, 39 poles, 61 top fives and 102 top 10s in 244 races.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Homestead
Track Homestead-Miami Speedway
Drivers Ty Dillon
Teams Leavine Family Racing , Richard Childress Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags matt borland