Ty Dillon & Germain Racing ready to secure another Top 15-20 finish this weekend at Phoenix.
Following finishing okay last week in 22nd at Texas, they identified the positives and negatives so they can help T. Dillon get the best out of the No.13 Chevrolet from Practice, Qualifying and Race Day.
His Phoenix Cup Series Record
Eight months ago, he didn’t have a great run having finished 30th from 28th, three laps down.
Though, he scored three Top 20s in his last four Phoenix races.
12 months ago was his notable moment when T. Dillon came all the way from 29th to 11th.
The same went when he finished 16th during March last year for Germain Racing.
And of course in 15th in March 2016 when he filled in for Tony Stewart at the time for Stewart-Haas Racing.
- Five Starts
- 1558 of 1563 Laps Completed, 99.7%
- Average Start: 25.2 & Finish: 19.8
His Phoenix XFINITY Series Starts.
Through his first seven starts, he scored a string of straight Top 10 finishes.
Plus some Top 5s during November 2014 & 2015.
However, he had scored the last two of his stints outside the Top 10 when T. Dillon transitioned into Cup previous year:
- 10th, March 2014
- 4th, November 2014
- 6th, March 2015
- 5th, November 2015
- 6th, March 2016
- 7th, November 2016
- 13th, March 2017 & 2018
- Nine Starts
- 1773 of 1774 Laps Completed, 99.9%
- 16 Laps Led
- Two Top 5, 22.2%
- Seven Top 10, 77.8%
- Average Start: 11.7 & Finish: 8.2
His Truck Series Phoenix stints
In November 2012, despite leading 21 laps, he came home in 15th, one lap down from 21st.
A year later, he bounced back this time in 4th from 12th.
- Two Starts
- 303 of 303 Laps Completed, 99.7%
- 21 Laps Led
- One Top 5 & 10, 50%
- Average Start: 16.5 & Finish: 9.5
Ty Dillon’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.
- 34 Starts
- 9295 of 9671 Laps Completed, 96.1%
- Three Laps Led
- Highest Starting Spot: 17th, March 2018 in Fontana
- Best Finish: 6th, July 2018 in Daytona
- One Top 10, 2.9%
- Average Start: 27.1 & Finish: 24.4
- DNFs: Four, Crash (Daytona 500, Kansas 1, Michigan 2 & Las Vegas 2).
- He currently sits 27th in the Drivers’ Standings with 449 Points.
- 39th, Daytona 500
- 26th, Atlanta
- 24th, Las Vegas
- 30th, Phoenix
- 27th, Fontana
- 22nd, Martinsville
- 13th, Texas
- 28th, Bristol
- 20th, Richmond
- 15th, Talladega
- 24th, Dover
- 38th, Kansas
- 21st, Charlotte
- 23rd, Pocono
- 21st, Michigan
- 33rd, Sonoma
- 28th, Chicagoland
- 6th, Daytona 2
- 29th, Kentucky 2
- 23rd, New Hampshire
- 24th, Pocono 2
- 23rd, Watkins Glen
- 38th, Michigan 2
- 21st, Bristol 2, Darlington & Indianapolis
- 34th, Las Vegas 2
- 22nd, Charlotte Roval
- 29th, Dover 2
- 15th, Talladega 2
- 25th, Kansas 2
- 15th, Martinsville 2
- 22nd, Texas 2
He did well last week where at least it’s inside the Top 25 which is a base positive for him and Germain Racing.
Just the change of yellows and strategy have held some setback, that’s all.
But T. Dillon always brings plenty of positivity and knows that he can do better to improve next time having learned what went right and wrong last week.
It’s still possible as he scored four Top 25s in his last five races including 2 of his Top 15s at Talladega & Martinsville.
Well, having finished 11th 12 months ago, he’s sure that he can get there again.
Yes, it’s hard since this single-car team is battling heaps of bigger equipment cars.
But as long as the No.13 Chevrolet is red-hot fast all weekend long, he can execute very well and pull off another Top 20 finish.
Ty Dillon has all the tools & help from his team members to go and earn big.
Apart from that, he’s ready to get back to work again when Practice takes place on Friday morning as he’s leaving Charlotte to Phoenix later today.
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