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Ty Dillon to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway

July 15th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Mike Dillon, vice president of competition at Richard Childress Racing has confirmed that his son, Ty Dillon will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31st. Dillon, the 22-year-old driver out of Lewisville, North Carolina, is currently fourth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings in his first full season in that series.

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He has 11 top 10 finishes in the 17 races this season but has yet to record his first top five.

Dillon will drive a fourth car for Richard Childress Racing at the facility numbered 33. The No. 33 team is owned by Joe Falk and runs under the Circle Sport Racing name but has an alliance with RCR especially so when one of the RCR contracted drivers is behind the wheel like five times earlier this season with Brian Scott.

Dillon has made one career NASCAR start at Atlanta Motor Speedway and that came in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in August of 2012. Dillon won in that start leading 40 laps in the process.

No word on what company will sponsor Dillon but the youngster has been testing for Furniture Row Racing in recent weeks in the Cup car. There is also the possibility that Dillon will run a second race later in the season if sponsorship can be found.

Ty Dillon's older brother Austin Dillon is currently running his rookie campaign in the Sprint Cup Series and the two will be teammates for the race at Atlanta. Austin made his Sprint Cup debut in 2011 and also raced on Cup race in 2012 before running eleven times in 2013 before making the jump for his full rookie season this year. Ty Dillon will most likely be on a similar path.

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