Ty Dillon finished 3rd in Sunday’s Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway and met with the media afterward where he was asked about next season:
Q. You talk about your next opportunity. Where are you at in those discussions for next year? Are you looking in the Xfinity Series as well, just Cup? Do you want to continue racing full‑time in NASCAR?
TY DILLON: Absolutely. I feel like I am one of the top‑level drivers in the Cup Series. I just need the correct opportunity. I proved in the Xfinity Series, every race I’ve won, if you go back and watch, I beat Kyle Busch, one of the best. He’s finished second to most of my wins. Kevin Harvick. You look at the field that was in the win that I got at the Brickyard. Those guys were the best of the best. I’ve proved that I can do it. Just a matter of opportunity.
I absolutely want to be in the Cup Series. I feel like in the right situation over the right time I can win races, be a championship contender. My time is not up here. I definitely have a lot to prove still. I feel like I’m starting to reach the pinnacle of myself physically and mentally as far as a Cup driver.
As far as the opportunity, I have nothing yet. Hopefully this inspires some more talks and more sponsorship opportunities. It’s getting to a tough place in the sport where you have to bring money with you as far as sponsorship. A little bit goes a long way right now.
If I have to take an opportunity to go down to the Xfinity Series, try to win races there, reprove myself, I’ll absolutely take it.
I’m a hungry driver right now. I want opportunity next year to continue to prove what I can do, start fresh.
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