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Dropping the Hammer: What’s Eating Ty Dillon?

Ty Dillon at Homestead

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Near the end of a roughly 15-minute monologue posted Monday on social media, Ty Dillon reminded his audience of an important fact. “I’m not a philosopher, I’m not a perfect speaker.” He’s just a NASCAR driver with a platform. The 29-year-old driver decided to use it to let us all know that for a brief, …

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AJ Allmendinger Claims 6th Xfinity Win at Las Vegas

AJ Allmendinger celebrates with a burnout after winning Las Vegas spring Xfinity race 2021 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger’s car came to life late in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday (March 6). The longtime racer’s No. 16 got by Daniel Hemric on a late-race restart, passing the driver who had been out front for most of the race and setting sail en route to the win. The …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Recovers to Be Top Dog in Cup

#16: A J Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ellsworth Advisors

Top Dog It has been nearly three years since NASCAR veteran AJ Allmendinger has taken his place behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup Series car. The last time we saw the Dinger on NASCAR’s premier level was in 2018 driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for JTG Daughtery Racing. Since then, the 39-year-old has stayed …

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Nowhere to Go But Up For Ty Dillon

Ty Dillon at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops

Ty Dillon and I go way back. Sort of. The first NASCAR race I covered as a media member was July 26, 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduate student at Indiana University earning my master’s in sports journalism, I was part of the student news bureau that covered the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

Pack racing at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops #02: Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Fr8Auctions #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G

For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Ty Dillon Fastest in Xfinity Practice at Daytona

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Less than 24 hours after narrowly missing the field for the Daytona 500, Ty Dillon has found some consolation in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 28-year-old, who recently signed a part-time NXS deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, was the fastest driver at Daytona International Speedway after pacing the lone 50-minute session for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) …

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Thursday End in Heartbreak as 4 Drivers Fail to Qualify for Daytona 500

Ty Dillon Misses Daytona 500 in Duel I in 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a tale of two Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway. Duel one was a calm, caution-free affair. Duel two featured two cautions and included three of the four open teams being involved in those cautions. It resulted in both drivers that were already locked into the field racing their way into the …

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The Underdog House: Potential 2021 Daytona 500 Cinderellas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Dark Horse Field When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the 2021 version of the Great American Race, 36 teams walk in breathing easy. The charter they own guarantees them an automatic spot in the Daytona 500 no matter how slow their car is or if they wreck in their …

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Ty Dillon Driving for 23XI in Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Dillon will drive the No. 23 in 23XI Racing’s maiden NASCAR Cup Series start, competing in the 2021 Busch Clash, according to The Athletic. Dillon is eligible for the 2021 Clash, held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, while 23XI’s full-time driver, Bubba Wallace, is not. According to The Athletic, Root Insurance will sponsor the …

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Ty Dillon Running Limited Xfinity Schedule for JGR

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Dillon will run at least four races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 27. Dillon will drive the No. 54, which will feature a rotation of racers this year. Dillon’s schedule currently includes Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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