Ty Dillon Captures Third Consecutive Top-Three Finish at Kentucky SpeedwayPress Release
Multiple caution periods in the early stages of the 134-lap event prevented the 20-year-old driver from advancing in the running order. Throughout the course of the Kentucky 201, Dillon battled handling issues that shifted from loose on entry to tight on exit. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called for routine two and four-tire pit stops with chassis adjustments to combat the handling issues Dillon was facing.
The Richmond-led team was called to pit road for their final stop of the night on lap 79, servicing the Welcome, N.C., native with four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. Restarting from the sixth position on lap 84, Dillon began his trek through the field and moved into the third position by lap 94. Dillon took over the second position with 15 laps remaining in the event, but the tight-handling condition plagued the RCR machine in the final stages of the race relegating them to a third-place finish. Dillon continues to lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings by four points.
Start - 3
Finish – 3
Laps Led – 0
Points – 1
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“I’m really excited about this third-place finish tonight at Kentucky (Speedway). Marcus Richmond (crew chief) and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team put together a fast truck and worked hard all day. We’re really working hard to keep this momentum going throughout the rest of the season. I think we hit the curve at the right time, and I know we can continue to put up a good battle for the championship.”
Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release
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