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May 05, 2013
Sunday
Ty Dillon Collected in ‘The Big One’ at Talladega Superspeedway
Press Release

NNS Driver Ty Dillon (WESCO) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
NNS Driver Ty Dillon (WESCO) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
After using the tandem draft to run in the front of the field for portions of the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Ty Dillon and the No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet team were collected in a multi-car incident on lap 93 resulting in a 24th-place finish on Saturday afternoon. Dillon started the event from the 17th position and immediately found a drafting partner to take him to the front of the pack.

He was scored in third on lap five and jumped to the lead on lap six. After showcasing the speed of the WESCO Chevrolet Camaro, Dillon dropped back to mid-pack to save his equipment. Utilizing routine pit stops under yellow flag conditions, crew chief Ernie Cope called for two-tires, fuel and no adjustments as Dillon was happy with the handling of the blue and white machine. The Richard Childress Racing driver was running ninth on lap 94 when competitors in front of him began spinning and collected Dillon.

The Cope-led team took the No. 33 Chevrolet to the garage for repairs. Unable to fix the vehicle to NASCAR standards, Dillon and the team were relegated to a 24th-place finish.

Start – 17

Finish - 24

Laps Led – 1

Owner’s Points - 6th

TY DILLON QUOTE:

“That was pretty wild. We had a really fast car today. Ernie (Cope, crew chief) and the whole WESCO Chevrolet team did a great job in putting this car together. We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I really think we had a car that could have won the race today. I can’t thank WESCO and all of their suppliers enough for coming out and supporting us this afternoon.”

Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release




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