NASCAR XFINITY Series -Lilly Diabetes 250
July 22, 2017 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway-Speedway, IN
This Week's Rheem / Johns Manville Chevrolet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Ty Dillon returns the site of his NASCAR XFINITY Series win this weekend when the series makes its annual trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After starting from the third position in the 2014 race at the 2.5-mile rectangular track, Dillon took home the checkered flag. One of his best tracks, he has never finished outside of the top 10 in any of his four NXS races there. Contending for Rookie of the Year honors, Dillon will make his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the Brickyard 400 this weekend.
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Fans will have two opportunities to meet Dillon on Sunday morning before the Brickyard 400. He will be at the GEICO stage in the fan zone at 11:20 a.m. local time signing autographs with the GEICO Gecko. Dillon will then head over to the Team Chevy stage at 11:45 a.m. local time for a fan question and answer session.
What is the challenge for a stock car at a track like Indianapolis?
"I've been successful there in the XFINITY Series, so it's always a place that I look forward to going to each year. It's a place that I have circled on my calendar every year, ever since I got my win there. It's definitely tough because it's so big but the corners are flat. The unique challenge of making those long straightaways even longer by making Turns 2 and 4 extended straightaways is definitely different than any other track. You give up speed off of Turns 1 and 3 to make sure that you can extend those straightaways off of Turns 2 and 4. That's always been the strategy that I've worked with there. It seems to have worked out well, so I'll stick with it."
What are your thoughts on adding the restrictor plates to the XFINITY Series cars this weekend? That seems unusual, but the track is giant.
"It's going to be different. I hope it works out for the best. I have no doubt that it's going to be wild. Hopefully everyone tunes in and enjoys the show that NASCAR is expecting to come from the restrictor plates. I can guarantee that it's going to be great or it's going to be a big mess."
NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Starts: 4
- Wins: 1
- Poles: 0
- Top 5 : 2
- Top 10: 2
- Average Start: 5.5
- Average Finish: 6.8