MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tyler Dippel will return to Rette Jones Racing for his third season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., will continue to pilot the No. 30 D and A Concrete Contractor/TYCAR Trenchless Technologies Ford Fusion.
He’ll make his 28th career start in the season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday night, Feb. 18.
“I’m looking forward to another season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with Rette Jones Racing,” said Dippel. “We had speed last year, unfortunately, we encountered some bad luck along the way that hindered our ability to produce better finishes.
“Hopefully, that’s behind us and we can start the new year on a positive with a strong finish for our partners and our Rette Jones Racing team at New Smyrna.”
In his sophomore season of competition at RJR, Dippel, 17, earned two top-five and four top-10 finishes. The New Yorker earned a season-high third-place finish in the season-finale at Dover (Del.) Int’l Speedway in October.
Despite a four-month hiatus since Dover, Dippel trusts his team will pick up right where they left off.
“We really came into our own during the summer stretch, especially at the end of the year,” added Dippel. “The team worked tremendously hard to bring the fastest Ford Fusions to the race track every weekend and that was clear by our race day performances, especially at Dover.
“I know we can go to New Smyrna in a few weeks and pick up right where we left off.”
Dippel will also compete in select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in Trucks fielded by Rette Jones Racing.
“The Truck Series is one of the most competitive forms of NASCAR right now,” said Dippel. “Rette Jones Racing has been able to produce some fast Trucks when they chose to compete in the series. I know I’ll have a learning curve ahead of me, but I feel like we can go out there, race and meet our expectations.”