By Seth Eggert, Associate Editor
Dillon spent six full seasons at NASCAR’s top level. During his tenure in the Cup Series, the grandson of Richard Childress earned his best career finish, third, in the 2020 Talladega Superspeedway playoff race. In total he has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in the Cup Series.
“We are excited to announce Ty Dillon as the driver for Rackley W.A.R. in the NASCAR Truck Series,” Rackley W.A.R. President and Chief Operating Officer Willie Allen said. “Ty’s exceptional talent is a perfect fit for our team as we elevate our engineering and technological capabilities to new heights.”
Dillon marks the ninth driver that the Rackley W.A.R. team has had in their No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado throughout their three-year history in the Truck Series. Matt DiBenedetto, who was released from the team with three races left in 2023, is the only driver to date that has completed a full season with the team run by veteran driver Allen. He also earned the team’s only victory at Talladega in 2022.
“We’re investing in cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering to ensure Ty has one the most competitive trucks on the track,” Allen continued. “This season marks a new chapter for our team. We’re ready to showcase our progress and for a championship run. We look forward to making this season the new benchmark in our racing history.”
Dillon is no stranger to the competitiveness of the Truck Series. He has three career victories in the series and finished runner-up in points in 2013. Dillon last competed in the Truck Series’ 2021 season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
To date the Lewisville, N.C. native has 58 Truck Series starts. In addition to the three wins, Dillon as 20 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes, along with five pole positions.
“Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is extremely competitive. Over these last three years, we have learned a ton of what to do and what not to do,” Rackley W.A.R. Chief Executive Officer Curtis Sutton said. “I believe we have put a team together with Ty Dillon behind the wheel of the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado, where great things are in store in 2024 for this team, our sponsors and everyone who supports this organization, including Chevrolet Motorsports.”
The 31-year-old made his NASCAR debut in the 2011 Truck race at Kentucky Speedway. He followed that up with a third-place and a sixth-place finish in the final two races that season. The 2011 ARCA Menards Series champion also has one victory in 164 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
In three Truck starts at Daytona Int’l Speedway, Dillon has two top-10 finishes and one pole position. His best finish at ‘The World Center of Racing’ in the Truck Series was sixth in 2013. The third-generation racer has never finished worse than 11th at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.
“I’m excited to go back to the Truck Series and compete in the series that got it all started for me,” Dillon said. “I have a lot of good memories from earlier in my career with winning races and poles, and our goal is to create more this season. Rackley W.A.R. has built a solid foundation and it’s an honor to be a part of taking them to the winning level they want to be at. I’m very appreciative of this opportunity and ready to get started in Daytona.”
The team’s namesake, Rackley Roofing Company, Inc., will sponsor Dillon’s No. 25 Chevrolet in 16 races. More partners will be announced later.
Dillon’s full-time Truck Series return starts in the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.