Richard Childress Racing
April 22, 2012
Ty Dillon Finishes Ninth at Kansas Speedway
"If we want to contend for the championship at the end of the year, we need to finish better."
Start – 5
Finish – 9
Laps Led – 0
Points Position – 4
Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team finished ninth in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway after battling a tight handling truck throughout the event. After the 20-year-old started the 167-lap affair from the fifth-place position, he soon reported a tight-handling Chevrolet. Dillon was able to maintain his position in the top 10 until a lap-35 caution allowed the Scott Naset-led team to make a round of adjustments. Naset called for a chassis adjustment along with four fresh Goodyear tires and fuel before sending Dillon back out onto the racing surface in the 10th position. Dillon continued to battle a tight-handling black and orange machine throughout a majority of the remaining laps. The No. 3 team made adjustments during two additional pits stops, but with changing track conditions, the changes were unable to remedy the tight-handling Chevrolet Silverado. On the final restart of the day, the Welcome, N.C., native was scored in the 15th position and was climbed to the ninth position in the final 10 laps of the SFP 250 bringing home his fourth top-10 finish of the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“To be honest, I’m a little disappointed with our ninth-place finish. I know we had a better truck than that. If we want to contend for the championship at the end of the year, we need to finish better. We’ll turn our focus towards the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and work towards a better result.”