Long John Silver’s 200 Recap

Martinsville Speedway

Start: 18th | Finish: 23rd | Driver Points: 21st | Owner Points: 24th

Race Recap: Track position plagued Ty Dillon and the No. 25 Rackley Roofing / W.A.R. Shock Chevrolet throughout Friday night’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Despite running top-10 speeds for much of the race, a few mistakes on pit road cost him as he walked away with a 23rd-place finish.

After starting 18th, Dillon climbed to 14th by the end of stage one and even considered staying out if the rest of the leaders pitted, claiming “I think I can lead.” Crew chief Shane Wilson called for a slight air pressure adjustment to help with rear-end handling. A pit road speeding penalty mired Dillon deep in the field for stage two, though he did recover to 18th by the end of lap 100.

Under the stage ending yellow, Dillon reported the truck was the best it had been on the prior run. Wilson called for another small air pressure and a wedge adjustment to loosen up the truck ever so slightly. A safety violation for too many crew members over the wall once again moved Dillon to the rear of the field.

Restarting 30th, Dillon lost all of his track position and remained outside the top 20 for much of the first half of stage three. A caution-filled third stage allowed Dillon to slowly climb his way through the field and inside the top 20 before contact with another competitor inside 40 laps remaining left the No. 25 with slight left rear damage.

A restart violation inside 25 laps remaining saw Dillon get black flagged, but the yellow flew shortly after the penalty was issued, allowing him to drop to the tail end of the field instead of serving a pass-through penalty.

Crew chief Shane Wilson made the call to take tires and try to gain as many positions as possible with less than 10 laps remaining. Restarting 26th with just three laps remaining, Dillon gained a few positions and ended up 23rd by the time the checkered flag flew.

Next Up: SpeedyCash.com 250 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, April 12th; 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 | MRN | SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

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Moving to Rackley W.A.R. for 2024, Ty Dillon drives the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Dillon is a four-time NASCAR winner, the 2011 ARCA Menards Series Champion, and the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Truck Series. He won at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in July 2014. Throughout his NASCAR career, Dillon has compiled an impressive resume. In the NASCAR Cup Series, he captured two stage wins and seven top-10 finishes, while earning his career-best finish of third at Talladega Superspeedway in October 2020. Dillon’s Xfinity Series stats speak loudly with 34 top-five and 92 top-10 finishes, alongside his Truck Series results totaling three wins, 20 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes.

Away from the track, Dillon enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing, analyzing sports, or spending time with family. He is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves. Dillon and his wife, Haley, were married in December 2014 and reside in Mooresville, N.C. with their daughter, Oakley, and son, Kapton.

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.

For 2024 Rackley Roofing Co. Inc. is proud to celebrate 50 years in business! Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing has become one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors in Tennessee. As a full-service roofing company, Rackley dedicates in-house crews who each focus on one specialty. The company only hires highly skilled, full-time roofing experts, enabling Rackley Roofing to offer unparalleled service that exceeds customer expectations.

Among numerous industry awards throughout the years that accolade Rackley’s commitment to safety, positive growth, diversity and excellence, the company was honored with the distinct recognition of Roofing Contractor of the Year in 2022, an industry benchmark.

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