LONG POND, P.A. (July 21, 2023) – Richard Childress Racing is taking on “The Tricky Triangle” in style this weekend with not one, but two No. 3 Chevrolets. Two Dillons. Two threes. For the second time this season, Ty Dillon will take to the track under the Richard Childress Racing banner, this time at Pocono Raceway. Dillon raced at Darlington Raceway alongside fellow NXS competitors Sheldon Creed and Austin Hill, earlier this spring.
Pocono Raceway is one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit with only three turns and a triangular shape. Each turn of the raceway draws inspiration from turns at other tracks. Turn one, banked at 14 degrees, is modeled after Trenton Speedway which operated in New Jersey until the summer of 1980. Turn two, banked at eight degrees, is a nod to the turns at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while turn three, banked at six degrees, is modeled after the corners at The Milwaukee Mile.
Unique race tracks will be the theme of the NASCAR Cup Series schedule from now to the regular season finale at Daytona next month. Last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a one-mile flat oval. After Pocono, the series takes on Richmond Raceway, a high-banked short track, Michigan’s two-mile intermediate oval, the 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, and the high-speed seven-turn road course in Watkins Glen, NY.
With the playoffs looming, Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 8 Lenovo Chevrolet, is an early favorite for the NASCAR Cup Series championship with three wins in the bank this season.
RCR has a rich history at Pocono with 59 top-tens and two wins in the Cup series. Last season, both of RCR’s Cup Series entries finished inside the top ten, with Austin Dillon and his No. 3 BREZTRI Chevrolet finishing 10th and former teammate Tyler Reddick finishing second. The organization’s Xfinity Series program saw similar results with Creed finishing fifth and teammate Hill not far behind in seventh. Ty Dillon is no stranger to Long Pond either, with his last two efforts behind the wheel of RCR’s No. 3 Xfinity Series entry resulting in third and eighth place finishes.
With eight races left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season, playoff standings are more important than ever. With three wins this season, Hill and the No. 21 team sit second in points, securing their spot in the post-season. Teammate Creed and the No. 2 team continue to search for their first win, currently ranked tenth in the series standings, two positions above the cut line.
Don’t miss a minute of action this weekend. NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks things off on Friday with practice and qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Saturday the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the track for practice and qualifying at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 5:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and MRN. The Cup Series takes center stage at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday with its 400-mile, 160 lap main event. All of Sunday’s excitement can be caught on USA Network, the Motor Racing Nework, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) or follow along on Twitter at @RCRupdates.