Ty Dillon moves to full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2022

GMS Racing makes the move to the NASCAR Cup Series

29-year-old Ty Dillon will re-join the NASCAR Cup Series on a full-time basis in 2021. Dillon is the grandson of Richard Childress.

Hear from Ty Dillon below.

The driver has a win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series level and three in the NASCAR Truck Series. However, he hasn;t struck a tally at the Cup level.

For 2022, Ty Dillon will drive the flagship No. 94 at GMS Racing as they make the move up to the Cup level. Currently, GMS Racing operates at the Truck and ARCA levels.

GMS Racing will field a Chevrolet. The team has also formed an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and they will supply the engines via ECR.

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Ty Dillon - GMS Racing
Ty Dillon – GMS Racing

Ty Dillon comments on 2022

Dillon (Driver): “It’s such an honor to be able to drive for GMS Racing as they take the step into the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time, and that they have chosen me as their driver for the future,” Ty Dillon opened.

The driver added, “It’s been a challenging year off from racing full-time but I’m so excited to return. I don’t think that there is going to be another driver that is more hungry than I am next year to get back out there and prove what I am capable of in the Cup Series. I am excited for our future and am ready to get to work.”

Mike Beam previously worked with Bill Elliott Racing throughout the late 1990’s. GMS Racing still uses the original Bill Elliott Racing campus.

Mike Bean (GMS Racing President): “We are excited to welcome Ty to the GMS Racing family. Going full-time cup racing in 2022 is a big step for us and I can’t think of a better driver than Ty to lead us into our first year in NASCAR’s top series,” said team president Mike Beam.

Dillon became the youngest ARCA Menards Series champion ever back in 2011.

Maury Gallagher (Team Owner): “GMS is always looking forward and I believe this is the next step for the team in that process,” said Team Owner Maury Gallagher.

The GMS Racing owner added, “We have the goal to be a championship caliber team in any series in which we compete, and I am excited to watch the team grow in the coming years.”

Ty Dillon has 166 starts at the NASCAR Cup Series level. He ran full-time in the series from 2017-2020 with Germain Racing.

Today’s car released featured GMS Racing logos. Sponsorship will be released at a later date. The crew chief pairing also hasn’t been announced.

Ty Dillon will be behind the wheel of the GMS Racing machine on Monday and Tuesday during a Next Gen test at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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