No room at RCR? Ty Dillon could break into Cup with another team
Speaking earlier this month about a possible move to the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, Richard Childress Racing XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon said, "We’re 100 percent focused on getting sponsorship for full-time for RCR."
Dillon’s team owner and grandfather, Richard Childress, doesn’t seem totally settled on that plan, however.
The six-time Sprint Cup Series champion team owner told FOXSports.com on Saturday at Sonoma Raceway that his youngest grandson could move up next year — but possibly do so with another organization.
Any plans for Dillon to go Sprint Cup racing next year likely won’t be announced in July, Childress also indicated at Sonoma.
"We’re going to wait and see a couple of months, anyway," he said. "We’re working on some things and we’ve got another team already put together — the fourth (RCR) team — and he may even someday … it’s no telling where he’ll end up, because he’s got some people that’s been pretty interested in him, so we’ll see how it goes."
Childress’ oldest grandson, Austin Dillon, is his second year as a Sprint Cup driver for RCR, and it’s been widely expected that Ty would eventually join him as an RCR driver in NASCAR’s top series.
Ty, who like his older brother spent two years in the Camping World Truck Series before graduating to XFINITY, is in his second season in NASCAR’s No. 2 division where he has one win, which came last July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"Right now we’re working on, if the right sponsorship comes along, and we’re going to watch him a little more the rest of this year to see how he progresses," Childress said. "I just don’t want to move either one of them too soon. And you’ve got to wait. When the opportunity’s there, you’ve got to take your opportunity."