NASCAR will hit the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the opener of the second half of the 2022 regular season with the 14th round cup race, the iconic Coco-Cola 600 the longest race in the Cup schedule coming a total of 600 miles distance earning it the nickname the ‘Crown Jewell’ of NASCAR. With the number of races and playoff spots left getting shorter by the week the drivers and teams will be going all out to secure their wins in the coming races.
The 2022 season so far has been a roller-coaster ride for the No. 42 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver Ty Dillon. The 30 years old who is yet to secure a cup win in his 9 years in the cup had a consistent start to the season finishing inside the top 20 in 5 out of the first 6 rounds of racing. But things then started to be a bit inconsistent as finished outside the Top 20 four out of five times amongst his best finish of 2022 coming at Bristol at P10.
Ty Dillon was able to get the momentum back with him after securing back-to-back top 20 finishes in the last to Cup races at Darlington and Kansas and has now come forth expressing his thoughts on how he expects the 600 mils race to playout while he hopes to keep up the momentum.
Find out what Ty Dillon said
Ty Dillon acknowledged that he is excited about this weekend’s race at Charlotte as he was able to build up some vital momentum from his solid runs came in the last couple of weeks. He added that he is happy with how the No:42 team is moving and said that he is looking for output in good runs in Charlotte, Gateway, and Sonoma as the Charlotte track offers the longest race, Gateway race will be his debut on that track and it’s been a couple of years she has been to Sonoma. He acknowledged that he is looking forward to the summer challenges.
“I’m excited for this weekend at Charlotte. We’ve been building momentum the last couple of weeks and having solid runs, so I’m happy with the direction we are moving with our No. 42 team. This next stretch of races is ones that I’m looking forward to Charlotte, Gateway, and Sonoma. One is our longest race of the season (Charlotte), one I’ve never been too before (Gateway) and the other I haven’t been to in a couple of years (Sonoma). I’m looking forward to those challenges and going into the summer months strong,” Ty Dillon said.
Ty Dillon went on to say that his focus as a competitor is to always get better and added that his teammate Erik Jones had some extremely good runs this year which can help to boost Dillon’s performance also. He went on add that he has been able to achieve the weekly goals they have set up for the team and acknowledged that he will try to make his good start of the season worthwhile.
“Our focus as a competitor is to always get better. Our teammate, Erik Jones, has had some really strong runs this year, so our focus is to get our performance to where they are which is extremely good. I’m always pushing to that point, but from a full perspective, we have had a solid start to our year and accomplished a lot of the expectations that we’ve had a week in and week out in general. With that said, our nose is very much down to the grindstone of digging to get better,” Ty Dillon added.