“Many Things Possible”- Ty Dillon Opens Up on Potential 23XI Racing Ride in NASCAR Busch Clash

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January 20, 2021 9:04 pm

Ty Dillon landed a 2021 Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing as the team looks for a new driver after the exit of Daniel Suarez. Dillon is also looking for a new beginning, and the Daytona 500 ride is always important. What’s more, Dillon is also rumored to land a ride for Busch Clash with 23XI Racing.

The Daytona 500 is the only confirmed race for the Dillon-Gaunt Brothers pairing, but it seems other opportunities, including the 23XI Racing one, are on the horizon.

When asked whether 23XI Racing is set to sign him up for the Busch Clash, which he is eligible for, Dillon did not announce anything concrete. However, he admitted to working on a ‘lot of opportunities’ and was confident of talking about those soon.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Ty Dillon, driver of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Ty Dillon offers his thoughts on the potential 23XI Racing opportunity

“There’s a lot of opportunity in the future I’m working on. There’s many things possible,” Dillon said during a media chat. “I really can’t announce much further than what we’re doing right now.

“We’re going to Daytona with Gaunt Brothers and Toyota. Hopefully, soon we’ll be able to talk about some more stuff,” he added.

Dillon’s replies seem to suggest there are some big developments in the works for the youngster. After 4 seasons with Germain Racing in the Cup Series, Dillon is currently without a drive for 2021, except for the Daytona 500.

He hopes to land a ride soon and prove to everyone what he is capable of. “I don’t really want to put the cart before the horse here, so to speak.

“Hopefully, the opportunities will continue to rise and I’m working really hard every day to make sure I’m out on the race track and try to prove not only to owners but also sponsors what I can do,” Dillon expressed.

SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 12: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, races Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, during the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The stresses of pre-season uncertainty

Ty, the younger brother of Austin Dillon, spoke about the stress during the off-season. Having no clarity about the approaching season, less than a month away from its start, can be tough for any driver to deal with.

“For the first time in my career, I didn’t know what the next year was going to hold. Still don’t know what the full season is going to look like yet. But I’ve been on the phone a lot just looking for an opportunity,” Dillon explained.

He said he was thankful for the opportunity with Gaunt Brothers Racing and Toyota. The Toyota association, in particular, was important for Dillon, and that could be the same car he ends up driving for 23XI Racing in the Busch Clash.

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Aayush Majumdar

Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR and tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is an avid follower of both the sports as well as many other. He has been covering sports events and writing on sports since 2017. His experience includes prior work as a sports reporter at a leading English daily in India. Aayush has also worked with leading digital platform Hotstar as a sports content contributor. He is a bronze medalist Sports Management Graduate. When he is not writing on sports, he is still watching them with utmost passion and is a big follower of Manchester United and Rafael Nadal.

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