Ty Dillon and Richard Childress Racing Phoenix preview

Ty Dillon and RCR head to PHX.

This Week's WESCO Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ...Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 125 in Saturday's Blue Jeans Go Green 200 presented by Cotton, the Fabric of our Lives. Nationwide Series chassis No. 125 was utilized last season by older brother Austin Dillon twice at Phoenix International Raceway, twice at Richmond International Raceway and at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Ty Dillon
Ty Dillon

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Dillon in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway ... This will be Dillon's first-career start at Phoenix International Raceway in a Nationwide Series car. He has made two previous starts in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012 and 2013, finishing 15th and fourth, respectively.

Seventh-place finish at Daytona International Speedway ... The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet finished seventh last Saturday in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon qualified 23rd, and was able to drive the Chevrolet Camaro to a top-10 finish in the first race of the season, despite being penalized on pit road for speeding on lap 72. He was the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to cross the finish line, and currently sits fifth in the driver points standings.

WESCO continues partnership with RCR ... WESCO will be a primary sponsor in 2014 for the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro, continuing its two-year relationship with Richard Childress Racing. WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2013 annual sales were approximately $7.5 billion. The company employs approximately 9,200 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender ... This season, Dillon is competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series, after winning the honors in 2012 in the NASACR Camping World Truck Series.

Meet Ty Dillon ... On Thursday, Feb. 27, Dillon will be at the Mesa, Arizona Bass Pro Shops on 1133 N. Dobson Rd. at 6 p.m. MT to sign autographs and speak with fans.

Additionally, fans can participate in a question-and-answer session with Dillon on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. MT at the Team Chevy Stage located in the PIR Midway. Following the Team Chevy Stage appearance, Dillon will sign autographs at the Dillon merchandise hauler located in the Midway from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed on Friday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. A wristband guarantees one autograph per holder.

TY DILLON QUOTE: What are your thoughts moving on to the second race of the season? "I'm super excited to get to Phoenix. All of the pre-season hype is behind us now. We were able to drive a really fast race car to a top-10 finish last week in Daytona, so we want to keep that momentum going into the next race. Our No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro is going to be great this weekend - I know our guys have been putting a lot of time in at the shop to prepare for a couple of races out west."

Describe working with crew chief Danny Stockman in your first race of the season. "Danny and I have a great relationship on and off the race track. I was around those guys a lot last year when my brother was driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro. And, we had worked together before in the ARCA Series presented by Menard's and had some great success. I think he and the guys made some really good calls this past Saturday and we were able to come up with a top-10 finish in the first race of the season."


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Drivers Austin Dillon , Ty Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing
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Tags nascar-ns, phoenix, richard childress racing, ty dillon