Ty Dillon can bear in mind one more shot at the NASCAR Cup Sequence. On Sunday, GMS Racing presented Dillon as the motive force of the #94 Chevrolet for the beefy 2022 Cup slate. 2022 will tag the début Cup season for GMS, a longtime competitor within the Camping World Truck Sequence. ECR Engines, owned by Dillon’s grandfather Richard Childress, will present engines for the crew.
Dillon raced beefy-time within the Cup Sequence from 2017 to 2020 for Germain Racing, scoring six high tens, two high fives, a simplest plan of third within the 2020 topple Talladega lag, and a top facets placement of twenty-fourth in 2017 and 2019. Upon Germain’s shutdown at the discontinue of the 2020 season, Dillon landed within the Xfinity Sequence on a chunk-time foundation with Joe Gibbs Racing, Our Motorsports, and Jordan Anderson Racing; in eleven starts, he has three high tens and a fifth-subject plan at Atlanta.
His 2021 also incorporated becoming a member of Gaunt Brothers Racing for a shrimp Cup marketing and marketing campaign. After failing to qualify for the Daytona 500, he ran four short note and boulevard direction occasions with a simplest plan of nineteenth at the Daytona Boulevard Course. Dillon develop into once also technically the first driver to pilot a Cup vehicle for the modern 23XI Racing when he ran the exhibition Busch Clash on the Daytona RC as traditional driver Bubba Wallace develop into once ineligible.
“It’s such an honour so as to power for GMS Racing as they hang the step into the NASCAR Cup Sequence for the first time, and that they’ve chosen me as their driver for the long trot,” said Dillon. “It’s been a tough yr off from racing beefy-time nonetheless I’m so mad to reach. I don’t judge that there’s going to be one more driver that’s extra hungry than I am next yr to obtain wait on accessible and price what I am favorable of within the Cup Sequence. I am mad for our future and am ready to obtain to work.”
GMS and Dillon bear in mind labored together within the previous. In 2015, Dillon drove the #33 truck for GMS on a 3-lag time desk, a success the pole within the season opener at Daytona and never finishing lower than eleventh.
“We’re mad to welcome Ty to the GMS Racing household,” commented GMS president Mike Beam. “Going beefy-time Cup racing in 2022 is a terrific step for us and I will’t bear in mind a better driver than Ty to lead us into our first yr in NASCAR’s high sequence.”
#94 has no longer been feeble at the Cup stage since 2004 when Stanton Barrett drove for the backmarker W.W. Motorsports owned by Dave Watson. The volume is most synonymous with Invoice Elliott‘s six-yr trot as an owner/driver from 1995 to 2000.
The Dillon/GMS duo will hang part in the two-day Next Gen vehicle take a look at on Monday and Tuesday at the Charlotte Roval. GMS presented their enlargement into the Cup Sequence in June.