Ty Dillon set to make his NASCAR Cup debut at Atlanta

Will join brother Austin in the field driving the number 33 Chevrolet.

Ty Dillon will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 33 Realtree/Rheem Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport Racing. Dillon, who is competing full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season in the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro, will have Nick Harrison as his crew chief for Sunday's Oral-B USA 500.   

"It's going to be a pretty special moment when I make those first laps this weekend, one that I won't forget," said Dillon, the 22-year-old, Welcome, N.C. native. "I've been fortunate enough in my racing career to have great opportunities like this one. I'm looking forward to racing the No. 33 Realtree/Rheem Chevrolet under the lights on Labor Day weekend."

No stranger to Atlanta

Dillon is no stranger to the 1.5-mile speedway. He won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at AMS in 2012 in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. He also participated in the Cup Series test there on August 5 and 6. 

Dillon is currently third in the Nationwide Series driver point standings with 10 races remaining. 

The Oral-B USA 500 will be televised nationally on ESPN Sunday, August 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.



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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Atlanta
Track Atlanta Motor Speedway
Drivers Ty Dillon
Teams Leavine Family Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags camping world truck, realtree