Take one name off the potential drivers list for the seat left vacant by Ryan Newman with Richard Childress Racing. Some people have just assumed that Ty Dillon will move over from Germain Racing to join his brother Austin Dillon with their grandfather’s team at RCR.
Instead, the younger Dillon said that he’s not going to be an option due to his commitment that he’s made with Germain.
“I made them a commitment and I’m staying by my commitment,” Dillon said in a break between testing sessions at the Kansas Speedway on Monday. “I believe in my race team and that’s where I’m going to be.”
Dillon, finished 24th in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings with the organization as a rookie in 2017 and currently sits 29th in points through 28 races this season.
He top finish in 2018 was a sixth place run in July’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway.
While some figured that Dillon would shift over and I have a feeling that will happen down the road, why do so now when his No. 13 Chevrolet is virtually an RCR car anyways.
Germain, has an alliance with RCR and received technical support and cars from RCR. I have to believe Childress is giving his grandson all the resources that he needs to contend.
At the moment, Daniel Suarez and Daniel Hemric appear to be the two favorites to replace Newman next season.