Monday, October 4, 2010

Carrying On the Childress Name

I usually blog about either the Cup, Truck or Nationwide Series, but I feel like I need to make an exception for this blog entry. I was watching the ARCA race last Thursday while "studying", mostly because I'm a Ty Dillon fan, and was shocked at how awesome the race was!   Ty, the 18-year-old grandson of team owner Richard Childress, qualified fourth in only his second ARCA start.  Ty would fall back at the beginning of restarts, but as the laps were recorded, he would work his way back up to the front.  When the last caution came out, Ty was fourth.  With the help of a great pit stop, he came out first and with five laps to go, he was able to pass Steve Arpin and take the lead.  Well, once he took the lead, he was gone, so far ahead, in fact, that when they showed the second place car of Arpin, you couldn't even see Ty on the TV.  Ty soared across the Start/Finish Line to win the Kansas Lottery 150 in only his second ARCA start. **"It was just great to be here for this win today," said Richard Childress. "I missed his run over in Iowa and I missed his win over at Gresham, but it was great to be here today and watch him win and watch the look on his face, and to see how he drove that car."  His first start was at Iowa in July, where he qualified on the pole and finished second by a narrow margin which had people on the edge of their seats!

Ty also won the American 200 today, October 9th, at Rockingham Speedway, which was the last race of the ARCA Season. 

Ty will be racing in the ARCA Series next year full-time!   Something tells me that in the future I will be writing more blogs about him winning, not only in the ARCA Series, but maybe in Truck, Nationwide or even Cup!

**quote taken from ARCA article 

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