Ty Dillon tested NASCAR’s new rules package at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in January.
With a strong closing to the past weekends race at Atlanta, Dillon and the No. 13 GEICO Camaro team is looking forward to the first of three races out west.
What are your expectations as NASCAR heads to Las Vegas with the new rules package?
“I think that we’re definitely going to see a difference in the racing at Las Vegas with this new package. Restarts and the first 10-15 laps are going to be wild. You’re going to see a lot of three-wide racing and a lot of aggressive moves. Drivers know that will be the window of time to make up a whole lot of ground. That’s not to say that you won’t be able to gain anything on a long run because handling will still come into play. We are going to get 30 or 40 laps into a run and the leader will not have lapped the 18th-place car by that point. All of those guys are still going to be very much in contention throughout a run, which will make it intense when someone in the middle of the field bobbles or makes a mistake. It’s going to be tough for him not to lose five spots. This package is really going to showcase the talent and presence of a driver. It will really suit aggressive drivers like myself. I think that this is a big opportunity for our GEICO Camaro ZL1 team, and we’re ready to take it head on.”
The Las Vegas 400 will be run on Sunday, March 3. The race will air live at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.