WOMR learned Thursday that Ty Dillon will sub for Tony Stewart in a few races where the No. 14 SHR Chevrolet has Bass Pro Shops as its primary sponsor. The “tie” between Dillon and Stewart’s race car is that they are both sponsored by Bass Pro Sports as their primary sponsor this year.
Ty Dillon is going to be a busy guy this year. In addition to his full-time seat with RCR in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the third-generation driver will compete in the Daytona 500 in the No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet and at least a couple of races in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy subbing for Tony Stewart.
Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing announced Thursday morning that it will enter two cars in the Daytona 500 — Dillon in the No. 95 Cheerios/Kroger Chevy with crew chief Todd Parrott, and Michael McDowell in the No. 59 Thrivent Financial/K-LOVE Radio Chevy with Dave Winston as crew chief.
The No. 95 is one of 36 cars granted a NASCAR charter, which means it’s guaranteed to be in the Daytona 500 field. The No. 59 of McDowell will be one of seven cars vying for the final four spots in the field. Right now, 43 cars are entered in the Daytona 500, which will have a starting grid of 40 cars.
Friday SHR is set to announce that Brian Vickers will race the No. 14 in the Daytona 500 and possibly a few additional races in 2016.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!