Circle Sport Racing announced on Tuesday, Nov. 4 that Ty Dillon will run the Quickens Loans Race for Heroes 500 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. It will mark his second career Sprint Cup Series start, after making his debut earlier this year at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“Well first, the competition is that much stiffer,” Dillon said of what he learned from Atlanta. “There is little to no room for error, even in a 500-mile race. Second, these cars carry a lot of speed and getting seat time and learning the race track during the practice sessions is critical. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded with experienced guys like Nick Harrison and the crew. I’m really excited to have Charter Communications on board for this race.”
Dillon has past experience at Phoenix, posting a 10th place finish earlier this year in the Nationwide Series, to go with a top-five in the trucks.
Dillon’s No. 33 Chevrolet ride will feature sponsorship from Charter Communications, which is the leading broadband communication provider and fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. He will also run the No. 3 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series this weekend for RCR.
“It was a lot of work in Atlanta, but I think it only helped us both as a race team and me as a driver,” Dillon commented on double duty. “I was able to get more seat time, something we talk about a lot. A place like Phoenix International Raceway seat time is critical because you need to get the balance of your car right and learn every corner of the race track. Hydration will be key with the dry weather and higher temperatures, but I’m confident we’ll perform well in both the Nationwide Series race for RCR and the Sprint Cup Series race for Circle Sport Racing.”