Pocono Raceway Preview — Ty Dillon

Pocono 400
Pocono Raceway

Circle Sport Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes

Event/Date:      Pocono 400
Date:                June 7, 2015
Venue:             Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pa.

Ty Dillon
No. 33 Yuengling America’s Oldest Brewery Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s No. 33 Yuengling America’s Oldest Brewery Chevrolet SS at Pocono Raceway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 512 for this weekend’s Pocono 400. This brand-new Chevrolet SS was prepared by Richard Childress Racing and will see track action for the first time during Friday’s practice session.

Dillon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Pocono Raceway … Dillon will be making his Sprint Cup Series debut at the “Tricky Triangle” this weekend in the No. 33 Chevrolet. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Dillon has one top-10 finish. Dillon also recorded an ARCA Series presented by Menards victory at Pocono Raceway in August, 2011.

Yuengling & Pocono Raceway … D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is located 60 miles southwest of Pocono Raceway making the Tricky Triangle its “home track.” American Owned and Family Operated, Yuengling has been partnered with RCR since 2014. In addition to sponsoring the No. 3 NASCAR XFINITY Series team, Yuengling was on the hood of the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado during the Camping World Truck Series race last August when Austin Dillon drove to Victory Lane.

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. partners with RCR for 2015 season … Yuengling Light Lager, the 99 calorie light beer produced by America’s Oldest Brewery, will be featured on the No. 3 XFINITY Series Chevrolet Camaro during the 2015 season. Based in Pottsville, Pa., D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal Beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Premium, Light, Black and Tan, Dark Brewed Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. For more information, visit www.yuengling.com.

#RaceHardTy … Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook every race weekend by using the hashtag #RaceHardTy and have the opportunity to win free Yuengling Light Lager swag.

On the Pit Box … Crew chief Richard “Slugger” Labbe will be atop the pit box for this weekend’s Pocono 400. Labbe has five wins, 33 top-five and 91 top-10 finishes as a Sprint Cup Series crew chief, including a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011 with Paul Menard. Labbe is scheduled to crew chief the No. 33 Nexium® 24HR Chevrolet SS next weekend at Michigan International Speedway with Dillon behind the wheel.

Back-to-Back Cup Starts … Dillon will be making his fifth-career Sprint Cup Series start this weekend at Pocono Raceway in the No. 33 Yuengling America’s Oldest Brewery Chevrolet SS; which is his third series’ start in 2015. The 23-year-old driver will also be back behind the wheel next weekend at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 33 Nexium® 24HR Chevrolet SS.

Follow Along on Social Media … To stay in tune with all the action, follow Dillon on Facebook (facebook.com/tydillonmotorsports) and Twitter (@tydillon). Follow Yuengling on Twitter (@Yuengling_Beer) and Facebook (facebook.com/Yuengling).

Happy Hour! … Credentialed media members are invited to have a cold Yuengling Light Lager after Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, June 5 in the Pocono Raceway media center. Enjoy a Light Lager and sample Yuengling’s seasonal Summer Wheat along with Mama Rosa’s pasta supper prepared by Dr. Rose Mattioli, founder of Pocono Raceway.

Have a Yuengling with Ty Dillon … Fans are invited to have a cold Yuengling Light Lager at Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines, Pa. beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

 

TY DILLON QUOTE:

How are you preparing for this weekend?

“This is a big weekend for everyone at Circle Sport Racing, RCR and especially our friends at Yuengling with it being their home track. I’m looking forward to seeing all of Yuengling’s guests at the track on Sunday and hanging out in their “backyard.” We’re grateful to have the opportunity to race at Pocono, which is a pretty difficult track to maneuver. I’ve been having a lot of conversations and trying to learn as much as I can for this weekend. Practice time on Friday and Saturday will be critical. Learning the braking zones, finding the right places to race on the track and learning the proper places to shift gears are going to be important. Luckily, I have a lot of support around me to get plenty of advice. I look forward to the challenge.”

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com

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