– Big spaces : Ty Dillon will attempt to qualify for his first NASCAR All-Star race by competing in the All-Star Open on Sunday night. The qualifying race will take place just before the main event and will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 10 laps). The winner of each stage will earn a spot in the All-Star race, along with the recipient of the fan vote.
Dillon has competed in four previous All-Star Open events – three at Charlotte Motor Speedway and one at Bristol Motor Speedway. In his two most recent races (2019 and 2020), the 30-year-old has taken second and fifth place respectively.
– Dillon at Texas Motor Speedway: Dillon competed in nine NASCAR Cup Series events at Texas Motor Speedway, posting four top-20 results and only finishing worse than 24th once. Running a limited schedule in 2021, the North Carolina native didn’t compete in any NASCAR events at the 1.5-mile oval last season.
Dillon also competed in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races through Fort Worth, earning one top five and three top 10 finishes. In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, Dillon has had one victory (2013), four top-five results, and has never finished outside of seventh position.
– Mow time: Ferris will be the title partner for Dillon’s Chevrolet Camaro for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Ferris, a brand of Briggs & Stratton, is a leading supplier of commercial and industrial lawn care equipment. The red and black colors will adorn No. 42 for a total of three races during the 2022 season: All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway on May 22, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on July 31 and Michigan International Speedway on August 7. .
As an industry leader, Ferris has built a reputation for getting more work done with ease through innovation, uncompromising performance and quality features. Ferris manufactures extremely durable equipment with patented full suspension systems and ergonomic controls and supports them through world-class dealers.
– About Briggs & Stratton: Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and improve people’s lives. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of commercial lithium-ion batteries, power generation, pressure washers , lawn and garden, turf care and jobsite products through its Brands Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa®. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents. For more information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.
– From the driver’s seat: Before Covid, Cup Series teams would have two or three hours of training in a weekend. Does simulator time now play a role in communicating with your team leader and engineers?
“Yeah, absolutely. It gives you time to understand the verbiage with each other. Building the real relationship is so important between the driver and the team leader and the engineers. own personality, but you have to know where you are in shape, when to push and when not to push. We don’t get that time in the physical and real action very often. The new training format is so hard on the moment – 15 minutes, then you go to qualifying “I study the SMT data, they study everything they see on the car, and it’s very fast. When we get those precious moments and hours now in the simulator, they are so valuable and help our team grow. When I can sit down and tell them what the car is doing and why I feel uncomfortable or uncomfortable with that movement, so they understand the context and my driving style, it grows our team. can and even if it’s not exactly the real thing, it’s the b what we can do with what we have and we have to make the most of it.”