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Mar 05, 2013
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Ty Dillon 2013 NNS Sam’s Town 300 Race Preview
Press Release

Ty Dillon - Photo Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images for NASCAR
Ty Dillon - Photo Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images for NASCAR
Ty Dillon

No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro

Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s WESCO Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 112 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was utilized by Kevin Harvick during the 2012 Nationwide Series season claiming four top-five finishes; including a win at Texas Motor Speedway in November.

Vegas Odds … Saturday’s 200-lap affair marks Dillon’s first appearance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Although the Welcome, N.C., native hasn’t made any competitive laps in the No. 33 entry in Sin City, he has one start at the facility in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series earning a 10th-place finish after starting fifth and leading for five laps.

Welcome Back! … WESCO returns to RCR for the 2013 season as the primary sponsor of Dillon’s No. 33 Chevrolet for six events throughout the year; including Talladega Superspeedway (May), Dover International Speedway (June), Bristol Motor Speedway (August), Texas Motor Speedway (November) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (November).

What is WESCO? … 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. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 8,900 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 eight 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.

Nationwide in 2013 … Dillon will share the No. 33 entry with an all-star driver line-up in 2013 under the RCR banner. The 21-year-old driver is slated for nine Nationwide Series events over the course of the 33-week schedule. In addition to the races with WESCO, Dillon will pilot the Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway, Daytona International Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

Meet the Driver … Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs with fellow Bass Pro Shops driver Tony Stewart on Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Time at the Bass Pro Shops located at 8200 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. Dillon will also sign autographs with grandfather Richard Childress and older brother Austin at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on Friday, March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. PT.

TY DILLON QUOTES:

You have three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts under your belt. What are your thoughts going to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in the Nationwide Series?

“I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a NASCAR Nationwide Series car. I had a lot of fun racing at Las Vegas (Motor Speedway) last year in the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series. It’s a fast track and has a lot of room to pass. I’m honored to be able to represent WESCO for another season. I met some of their vendors last season at the track and hope to do so again throughout the year.”

Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release




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