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Ty Dillon Transition to Kaulig Racing: Assessing Challenges and Prospects for 2024

Ty Dillon Transition to Kaulig Racing: Dale Earnhardt Jr. appears to have confirmed the rumors swirling around Ty Dillon’s move to Kaulig Racing. On The Dale Jr. Download, Earnhardt shared insights on the team’s prospects for the upcoming season. With Daniel Hemric making the jump to the Cup Series with Kaulig, the discussion turned to Dillon’s role as the driver of the second car.

“Daniel Hemric is coming back into the Cup Series with Kaulig,” Earnhardt stated. “Ty Dillon’s going over there to run a second car, and so those cars struggled so badly at Phoenix. It was not good. I think this is going to be a very difficult year on the Cup side for Kaulig. I don’t know that that’s a big surprise to anybody.”

While acknowledging AJ Allmendinger‘s prowess on road courses, Earnhardt expressed skepticism about Kaulig’s Cup Series prospects, particularly with fewer road courses in 2024. Despite past successes, recent developments, such as Justin Haley’s move to Rick Ware Racing and Chandler Smith’s return to Joe Gibbs Racing, have raised concerns about the team’s current trajectory.

Ty Dillon Transition to Kaulig Racing (2)

With Allmendinger expected to shine in the Xfinity Series, it’s the Cup Series side that has become a point of uncertainty. In the 2023 season, Allmendinger finished 21st in points, Justin Haley 26th, and Ty Dillon last among full-time drivers at P32. Whether Dillon and Hemric can improve on these standings with a win, five top-5s, and 13 top-10s remains uncertain, leaving questions about Kaulig Racing’s Cup Series performance in 2024.

ALSO READ: Kaulig Racing Strategic Shift: Navigating the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Lineup

Our Reader’s Queries

Who will drive for Kaulig in 2024?

Kaulig Racing is making a big move in 2024 by fielding Josh Williams, A.J. Allmendinger, and Shane van Gisbergen as full-time drivers. The NASCAR team has now announced the crew chiefs for each driver next year. Kevin Walter, who previously worked as an engineer at JR Motorsports, will be the crew chief for Williams.

Where is Ty Dillon going?

Dillon, the 31-year-old grandson of Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress, is set to drive Rackley’s No. 25 Chevrolet for the 2024 season. The season will kick off with the season-opener at Daytona in February.

Is Richard Childress Austin Dillon’s grandfather?

Hailing from a family deeply rooted in NASCAR, this driver has racing in his blood. As the grandson of RCR team owner Richard Childress, and the son of former driver turned RCR general manager Mike Dillon, he’s no stranger to the track. He’s also the older brother of Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. Get ready to see him in action at the 2022 Pennzoil 150 (Indianapolis G.P.) in North Carolina, U.S.

Richard Childress, a renowned North Carolina businessman and former professional stock car racing driver, is Dillon’s grandfather. He is also the proud owner of the NASCAR team, Richard Childress Racing.

Khushal Bhatia
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