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  • 2015 Races that Ty Dillon is scheduled to drive the #33 car:
    1) Daytona 500 - 2/22, Cheerios/Kroger
    14) Pocono - 6/7, Yuengling

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#33 Team News and Rumors
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  • RCR to field #29 for Scott in Daytona 500: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will field the #29 Chevy in the Daytona 500 for RCR XFNITY Series driver Brian Scott, who will attempt his second Daytona 500. The #29 will return to Sprint Cup Series competition for the first time since 2013 at Homestead, where reigning Cup champion Kevin Harvick wheeled a 10th place finish in final start for RCR. Richard "Slugger" Labbe, who stepped down as crew chief for Paul Menard following the Charlotte race last October to take a leadership role in research and development is the leading candidate to lead Scott during Speedweeks 2015. Scott competed in last season's Daytona 500, qualifying a strong 12th, before finishing 25th in the #33 Whitetail Club Chevy for Circle Sport Racing. Circle Sport, which carries an affiliation with RCR will field an entry for Ty Dillon at Daytona [#33 Cheerios/Kroger Chevy]. Shore Lodge, a longtime backer of Scott's NASCAR career is expected to sponsor him in his eighth Sprint Cup Series race. Scott's pole at Talladega earned him an a spot in next month's Sprint Unlimited, but Scott is not scheduled to compete in the non-points event, which opens the door for RCR teammate #27 Paul Menard to take his place, based on the new Sprint Unlimited guidelines unveiled by NASCAR last month. Scott's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program has not been outlined, but he is expected to run a limited schedule with hopes of a full-time campaign in 2016.(Catchfence)(1-19-2015)

  • Brian Scott expects to run some Cup races: Brian Scott hopes to once again compete in several Sprint Cup events in '15 (he made six starts in '14), a bit of extracurricular activity that he said he believes to be very beneficial. "When you get in (an XFINITY Series) car after you've just got out of a Cup car where you've been going 200 (mph) at the end of the straightaways and ... you're going 180, it feels like everything slows down," he said. "It really feels like you're able to utilize your talents ... more effectively.(NASCAR.com), Scott ran 6 races in the #33 last season. He won the pole at Talladega in May.(1-10-2015)

  • Ty Dillon and Cheerios Team Up for the 2015 Daytona 500: Richard Childress Racing will continue a long-standing partnership with General Mills when NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon makes his Daytona 500 debut driving the #33 Cheerios/Kroger Chevy for Circle Sport Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener on February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway. "We are fortunate to have a great partner like General Mills giving me the opportunity to race in one of the most prestigious events in all of sports," Dillon said. "Not only has General Mills been a long-time supporter of RCR but also my family, partnering with Austin (Dillon) for the 2013 Daytona 500 and this past season. I can't thank General Mills and Kroger enough for being part of this race." General Mills continued its six-year partnership in 2014, helping to bring back the legendary #3 to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. The Minneapolis-based company's Honey Nut Cheerios brand, America's Favorite Cereal, was featured on the hood of the #33 Chevrolet in 2013 with older brother and current RCR driver, Austin Dillon made his career-debut in the Daytona 500. Now, younger brother Ty Dillon will make his Daytona 500 debut with Cheerios and Kroger. "We are proud to support Ty Dillon as he makes his Daytona 500 debut," said Brian Kittelson, director of Shopper Marketing and Motorsports at General Mills. "We have been an active sponsor within NASCAR for many years and look forward to joining Kroger in another season opener at Daytona."
    "The Daytona 500 is a major step in Ty's career and it's terrific to have General Mills as a big part of this monumental race," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "General Mills has such a great history in NASCAR and we are proud to feature the Cheerios colors on Ty's race car for the Daytona 500 and the millions of NASCAR fans who will be watching. We hope to bring Cheerios a victory."(RCR)(12-9-2014)

  • Brian Scott to run the #33 at Homestead: Brian Scott will be making his first Sprint Cup Series start at Homestead, driving the #33 Shore Lodge Chevy in his 7th Sprint Cup Series start. Slugger Labbe will be handling the crew chief duties this weekend. Shore Lodge is located in the heart of the Idaho Mountains. In Scott's last Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the #33 Shore Lodge Chevy team started in 18th and finished the race 32nd after early contact.(Circle Sport)(11-12-2014)

  • Ty Dillon in the #33 at Phoenix: Ty Dillon will be making his second-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his first at Phoenix International Raceway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series regular finished 10th earlier this season in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at PIR and in two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, Dillon has one top-five finish. The #33 Circle Sport Racing Chevy will feature Charter Communications on the hood this weekend. Charter is the leading broadband communications provider and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter will also join the #62 Richard Childress Racing entry of Brendan Gaughan in Saturday afternoon's Nationwide Series race. Charter was also featured on the #2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro at Charlotte. Dillon has competed in all three of NASCAR's top series this year. One of only 11 drivers to accomplish the feat this season, the Nationwide Series regular raced in the second annual Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in July and made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta on August 31. Dillon will work with crew chief Nick Harrison this weekend. Harrison has worked with several drivers this season, including Brian Scott, Paul Menard, Matt Crafton, Austin Dillon and Cale Conley. The duo worked together in Dillon's Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season where he finished 25th. Dillon was asked: What did you learn in your first Sprint Cup Series start at AMS that you can apply to this race? "Well first, the competition is that much stiffer. There is little to no room for error, even in a 500-mile race. Second, these cars carry a lot of speed and getting seat time and learning the race track during the practice sessions is critical. I've been fortunate to be surrounded with experienced guys like Nick Harrison and the crew. I'm really excited to have Charter Communications on board for this race."(Circle Sport / RCR), see an image of the scheme on the #33 Team Schemes page.(11-4-2014)

  • Richard Childress Racing and Yuengling Extend Partnership: Richard Childress Racing and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery, announced today the renewal of their partnership and sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series #3 Chevy team and driver Ty Dillon for the 2015 season. Yuengling will also sponsor the #33 Chevy at Pocono Raceway in the June NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with Dillon behind the wheel. The Yuengling Light Lager brand has been featured on the #3 Chevrolet Camaro in 2014, which is the 185-year-old company's first season partnering with a NASCAR team. The Pottsville, Pa.-based brewery has been American Owned and Family Operated since 1829 and sells beer in 16 states. Dillon is currently competing for the Nationwide Series championship and has one victory, which took place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.(RCR)(9-25-2014)

  • Donlavey's career honored at RIR: The legacy of Richmond native Junie Donlavey to NASCAR is being honored at Richmond International Raceway. The Sprint Cup garage has been named the Junie Donlavey garage in honor of the owner who was a competitor at NASCAR's highest level for more than 50 years. The track placed a sign over the entrance to the garage that says "Donlavey Garage" with the words separated by the number "90." That was the number on Donlavey's cars for almost all of his races. Above the "90" is "Junie" and below it is "Chief". Donlavey died June 9 at 90.(Richmond Times Dispatch)(9-6-2014)

  • #33 to run #90 at Richmond to honor Donlavey UPDATE: David Stremme will drive the renumbered #90 (one race deal instead of #33) Circle Sport Chevy at Richmond on September 6. The team will run the #90 and colors that the late former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey. Donlavey's cars ran 863 Sprint Cup Series races from 1950 to 2002 with 1 win, 60 top-fives and 218 top-tens. Donlavey passed away in June 2014 (Circle Sport Twitter). Running the #90 instead of the #33 will have no effect on the #33 owners points standing.
    UPDATE: As a special tribute to the late Junie Donlavey, Circle Sport will run the #90 this weekend at Richmond International Raceway with David Stremme behind the wheel. Donlavey, a Richmond native and NASCAR team owner for more than 50 years, was a mentor to Circle Sport team owner Joe Falk, and NASCAR granted Falk a request to change the #33 entry to the number #90 at RIR for Saturday night's primetime Sprint Cup race. In addition to the one-time number change, Stremme will pilot a retro Truxmore-inspired livery made famous by Donlavey Racing during the 1970s and early '80s, which will also commemorate each of the 67 Sprint Cup drivers that drove for Donlavey with individual designation on the decklid of the #90 Tribute to Junie Donlavey Chevrolet SS.
    "When Junie passed away in June, we worked closely with NASCAR and the Donlavey family to make this tribute car possible by changing our familiar number 33 to Junie's signature 90 for the fall race at Richmond," said team owner Joe Falk. "Junie was a mentor of mine from the time I was competing in NASCAR all the way through my involvement in team ownership, and I always dreamed of one day driving his No. 90 - a list that reads like a Who's Who of NASCAR. I'm just glad we're able to pay tribute to Junie and his family in front of the hometown crowd by showcasing the retro paint scheme this weekend and having some of his family in attendance on Saturday. Junie was one of the true pioneers of the sport of NASCAR, and I like to think we're building our team the same way he did over 60 years ago."
    Donlavey Racing began fielding a NASCAR team in 1950, and Donlavey earned a reputation of hiring young drivers over his tenure, with Ken Schrader and Jody Ridley winning NASCAR Rookie-of-the-Year honors. A veteran of the United States Navy, Donlavey embarked on his automotive career following his time in the service by starting his own auto repair business and developed an interest in racing, where he briefly tried driving race cars before focusing on ownership. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007, and also was the recipient of the 1992 Smokey Yunick Award and the STP Richard Petty Achievement Award in 1998.(Circle Sport)
    See images of the car / scheme on the #33 Team Schemes page.(9-4-2014)

  • Ty Dillon Set to Make Sprint Cup Series Debut at Atlanta UPDATE2: Ty Dillon will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the #33 Realtree/Rheem Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport Racing. Dillon, who is competing full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season in the #3 Chevrolet Camaro, will have Nick Harrison as his crew chief for Sunday's Oral-B USA 500. "It's going to be a pretty special moment when I make those first laps this weekend, one that I won't forget," said Dillon, the 22-year-old, Welcome, N.C. native. "I've been fortunate enough in my racing career to have great opportunities like this one. I'm looking forward to racing the #33 Realtree/Rheem Chevrolet under the lights on Labor Day weekend." Dillon is no stranger to the 1.5-mile speedway. He won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at AMS in 2012 in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. He also participated in the Cup Series test there on August 5 and 6. Dillon is currently third in the Nationwide Series driver point standings with 10 races remaining.(RCR)
    UPDATE: Realtree, the world's leading camouflage designer, marketer and licensor, will be on the hood of the #33 Chevy for Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500. Realtree served as a primary sponsor for Dillon's Camping World Truck Series debut in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Rheem, a leading provider of heating, cooling and water heating products such as gas furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and indoor air quality products, will be featured on the #33 Chevrolet SS this weekend. An American operated company, Rheem was founded in 1925 and is headquartered just a few miles from Atlanta Motor Speedway (Circle-Sport). see an image of the scheme on the #33 Team Schemes page.(8-26-2014)
    UPDATE2: #33-Ty Dillon met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday and discussed making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta, the transcript in part:
    DILLON: "I know we were already planning on hopefully doing some stuff next year. This year is kind of an open book. This whole Atlanta first race didn't come until a couple of weeks ago. I think it's wherever my Grandfather feels like he can throw me in and we will have a great opportunity. It's still open to running a couple of more hopefully this year and definitely planning on doing some next year also. Looking forward to the future opportunities and just trying to make the best out of this weekend."
    DILLON: "It all came together at different times. At the beginning of the year, my grandfather sat down with me and wanted to look over the schedule. We picked out four or five tracks where I felt like I could make my first Cup start and do well. This was one of the tracks on the list. We didn't really talk about it very much during most of the season, and then things kind of came together. Here recently we got the sponsorship to make things happen. So it all started off with me and him; he had a plan to run me in a Cup race. We sat down and picked a few tracks, and this was one of them. Then within the past couple of weeks, it all came together."(Team Chevy)
    UPDATE3: Larry McReynolds said on FoxSports1 Raceday that Ty Dillon will also race at Texas in November.(8-31-2014)

  • Ty Dillon to make Sprint Cup debut: Ty Dillon is scheduled to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut next month at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Mike Dillon, vice president of competition at Richard Childress Racing, told Motor Racing Network. Mike Dillon says that Ty Dillon, his son, will drive the #33 Chevy at Atlanta. Part of the reason why Ty Dillon will make his debut at Atlanta is that Richard Childress Racing is scheduled to test there next month. It won't the first time Ty Dillon has tested a Cup car. Mike Dillon said his son has tested with Furniture Row Racing this season. Mike Dillon said the plan is for Ty Dillon to run a second Cup race later this season but where and when will depend on sponsorship.(Motor Racing Network)(7-15-2014)

  • Ron Fellows a no-go for both Sonoma and Road America: Sports car racing legend and one of Canada's most recognizable drivers, Ron Fellows, has long been regarded as one of the best - if not the best - of the NASCAR "road race ringers." But unfortunately, barring any last-minute adjustments, we won't be seeing the 54-year-old Fellows at either Sonoma Raceway (NASCAR Sprint Cup) or Road America (NASCAR Nationwide Series) this weekend. On the Cup side, Fellows' place in the #33 Circle Sport Racing Chevy that he had last year will be taken by Alex Kennedy. Meanwhile, his JR Motorsports Nationwide deal is a no-go for 2014 because of a sponsor conflict. "I'm heavily involved with Canadian Tire, and JRM has NAPA this year (for Chase Elliott, who, incidentally, won the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last year), so it doesn't work," Fellows told MotorSportsTalk at Le Mans this week. "It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is."(NBC Sports)6-17-2014)

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