Ty Dillon Takes WESCO #51 to Another Top 10 Finish at Richmond
On the second time out in the RCR Racing WESCO #51 Chevy, Ty Dillon finishes a strong 7th in the starting field of 43 Nationwide Series racers. And the WESCO fans were there in spades (including yours truly) to cheer him on. WESCO hosted 15 customers at the event, and all were treated to tours of pit road, as well as the garage area. During Friday’s race, we met Ty Dillon at a “Meet & Greet” before the race, where he told us a bit about how his car was handling and gave us a positive outlook for the evening’s event. Later, we all headed to the #51 pit area to watch the drop of the green flag and customers got to watch the race from atop the WESCO crew’s pit box.
For a little change from my usual posts, I thought I would make this more of a pictorial effort, as I came home with some terrific photos of the event. The first photo needs no tagline:
On Saturday, we were all treated to another “Meet & Greet” with RCR Racing Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton who drives the #31 Caterpillar car which also bears the WESCO logo. Jeff talked about everything from how well he knows the feel of the Richmond track, to his family’s construction business back home in North Carolina. I posed this question: “You said you get to know the race tracks, so what do you think when they change a track like Bristol, where they shaved the surface?” A summary of his response: “It’s a new challenge…it’s like going there for the first time, you do have to learn it again…you have to ignore if you like the change or not, you have to figure out how do I make it work. Historically, we don’t like when they change a race track, normally they mess them up…the track owners should come to the drivers and tell us what the fans want and the drivers could help them achieve it”
Rumor has it, I’ll be blogging more about WESCO Racing next season.