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LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 25: Ty Dillon, driver of the #42 Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevrolet, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 25, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 25: Ty Dillon, driver of the #42 Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevrolet, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 25, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Ty Dillon Will Not Return to Petty GMS Racing in 2023 UPDATE

UPDATE: Ty Dillon remains determined to be a NASCAR Cup Series competitor despite the news he will not return to Petty GMS Motorsports after this season.

“First of all, I want to thank Maury Gallagher and Richard Petty for giving me the opportunity this year,” Dillon told NBC Sports during Xfinity Series qualifying. “You hate for a relationship to end so soon, not even halfway into your first season together, but I’m not going to waste my time thinking about things that could have happened.

“I’m excited for my future. I see this as a bridge to what’s next. It might not be today, it might not be next month, this year, but I will win races in the Cup Series. I will win championships.

“You’re going to have to put a straitjacket on me and tie me down to keep me from working hard to accomplish that dream. I know in my heart I can do it. The next opportunity is going to be right around the corner, and I’m going to work hard.”

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ORIGINAL POST 7-15-2022: Ty Dillon announced Friday afternoon that he will not return as driver of the #42 for Petty GMS Racing next season.

He did not announce any future plans.

Noah Gragson is considered a favorite to drive the #42 next season.

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