Weather Guard Truck Race Recap

Bristol Motor Speedway

Start: 26th | Finish: 20th | Driver Points: 24th | Owner Points: 28th

Race Recap: Track position kept Ty Dillon mired deep in the field throughout the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ Weather Guard Truck Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Dillon qualified 26th and struggled with tight handling that got progressively worse further into the first two runs. Under the second caution a little past midway through stage one, crew chief Shane Wilson brought his driver down pit road for adjustments in an attempt to loosen up the No. 25 Rackley Roofing / W.A.R. Shocks Chevrolet.

On the next green flag run, Dillon reported those adjustments made the handling condition worse, and under the stage one ending caution, once again more changes were made. Mired outside the top 20, Dillon ran a lap down for part of stage one and most of stage two.

After describing the handling as “numb” for a large portion of the race, Dillon made contact with another competitor and brought his wounded truck to the attention of his crew early in stage three. Fortunately, the handling wasn’t affected by the damage, and Dillon received the free pass under that yellow.

Because he was deep in the field, making up ground to the leaders proved difficult despite running top-10 lap times. By the time the final caution flag flew on lap 220, Dillon had once again gone a lap down to the leaders, so Wilson took a why not approach and made one more big swing at the setup in hopes of catching a free pass before the checkered flag.

Instead, the race ran green until the checkered flag after that final pit stop, but Dillon was able to make up a little more ground and finished 20th.

Next Up: XPEL 225 at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday, March 23; 1:30 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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