FR8 208 Recap


Start: 17th | Finish: 14th | Driver Points: 28th | Owner Points: 30th

Race Recap: Ty Dillon finished 14th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series FR8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite facing adversity.

After qualifying 17th, early race left rear contact sent Dillon down pit road for an unscheduled stop. Emerging two laps down, a pair of free passes under the fourth and fifth caution flags allowed the No. 25 Rackley Roofing / W.A.R. Shocks Chevrolet to rejoin the lead lap. 

Ironically, the yellow flag that put Dillon back on the lead lap resulted from flying debris that landed on the roof of the No. 25 truck. Running on the same lap as the leaders, even with compromised aerodynamics from the roof damage, Dillon recovered to a 14th-place finish.

“Put that on a list of firsts: someone’s roof flying off and landing square on my windshield,” Dillon said after the race. “Thank God for the safety of these trucks; that could have been really bad. Shoutout to NASCAR and Rackley W.A.R. for building safe trucks.

“Also, that being said, our team battled back from two laps down and got hit by a roof to get a top 15. Our team showed a lot of resilience today.”

Next Up: Victoria’s Voice 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday, March 1; 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 | MRN | SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

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About Rackley W.A.R:
Rackley W.A.R. fields the No. 25 and No. 26 in the NASCAR Craftsman® Truck Series. The team’s first season in the NASCAR Craftsman® Truck Series came in 2021. The driver roster included such standout names as Timothy Peters, Josh Berry, William Byron, Brett Moffitt, and Willie Allen. Collectively, Rackley W.A.R. has won multiple premier racing events with our fantastic host of drivers, including the team’s first NASCAR Craftsman® Truck Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in 2022 for the running of the Chevrolet 250 with driver Matt DiBenedetto. In 2023, Rackley W.A.R. made its first playoff appearance with DiBenedetto. We are proud of our team’s growth and look forward to our future expansion in motorsports.

About Rackley Roofing:
Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing has become one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors in Tennessee. As a full-service roofing company, we have dedicated, in-house crews who each focus on one specialty. We only hire highly skilled, full-time roofing experts, enabling us to offer unparalleled service that exceeds customer expectations.

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