NASCAR

Dillon gets Harvick's spotter in '14

Share This Story

Lee Spencer

Lee Spencer is the Senior NASCAR Writer for FOXSports.com. She has provided award-winning coverage of auto racing over the last 15 years. Spencer has lent her expertise to both television and radio and is a regular contributor to SiriusXM Radio and the Performance Racing Network. Follow her on Twitter.

MORE>>
 
   
 

HAMPTON, GA.

After nine seasons of guiding Kevin Harvick around the racetrack, Billy O’Dea will have a new spotting assignment in 2014.

O’Dea will be the voice in Ty Dillon’s ear next season as Harvick leaves Richard Childress Racing after 14 seasons to drive the No. 4 Chevy at Stewart-Haas Racing.

IT ADDS UP

Where did your favorite driver finish in the 2013 final standings?

The 46-year-old spotter from Victor, N.Y., expects the transition to be “a good little challenge.”

“It won’t be bad because I’ve been working with Ty since last year,” O’Dea said.

“Harvick, I know what he’s thinking before he says it. Ty is more quick with the wheel. Hopefully, by the end of this year, we’ll gel.”

Dillon graduates full-time to the Nationwide Series behind the wheel of the No. 3 Chevy Camaro. The 21-year-old grandson of Richard Childress currently is fourth in the truck point standings. His most recent win came at Kentucky Speedway. Dillon has four top-fives and seven top-10 finishes in 13 starts.

As for Harvick, Jason Jarrett, who currently spots for Ryan Newman, could be a possibility. As of Saturday, however, Jarrett has not been given his assignment from Stewart Haas Racing.

Tagged: Kevin Harvick

More Stories From Lee Spencer

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



NASCAR Videos

Larry’s Notebook: Is Jimmie Johnson Behind the Curve? Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Larry McReynolds weighs in on whether or not the No. 48 will be at a disadvantag...

Larry’s Notebook: Off-Week Blues Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Larry McReynolds weighs in on which teams will benefit the most from the week of...

Winner's Weekend: Brad Keselowski Unstoppable at Loudon Posted: Jul 15, 2014
The biggest issue the No. 2 team faced at Loudon was where to hide the champagne...

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Chase Authentics Danica Patrick Big Rig Tri-Blend T-Shirt - Charcoal http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Danica_Patrick/browse/featuredproduct/974547/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_974000/ff_974547_xl.jpg&w=100 26.95 Chase Authentics Danica Patrick Big Rig Tri-Blend T-Shirt - Charcoal
    Kyle Busch One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Kyle_Busch/browse/featuredproduct/1011659/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1011000/ff_1011659_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 Kyle Busch One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black
    Matt Kenseth One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Matt_Kenseth/browse/featuredproduct/1011661/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1011000/ff_1011661_xl.jpg&w=100 9.99 Matt Kenseth One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black
    Chase Authentics Carl Edwards 2013 Driver Schedule T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Carl_Edwards/browse/featuredproduct/1041164/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1041000/ff_1041164_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Chase Authentics Carl Edwards 2013 Driver Schedule T-Shirt - Ash