Ty Dillon Enters Trans Am Event

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Ty Dillon will race in the Trans Am Championship event this weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (NASCAR Photo)
Ty Dillon will race in the Trans Am Championship event this weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (NASCAR Photo)
Ty Dillon will race in the Trans Am Championship event this weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (NASCAR Photo)

LANSING, Mich. – When Miller Racing takes to the track at Road America for round six of the Trans Am Championship, the VP Small Engine Fuels 100 Miles of Madness at Road America, the TA2 class race team will have a key addition alongside current drivers Cameron Lawrence and Mel Shaw — NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ty Dillon.

“We’re very excited to have Ty with us this weekend,” said Mike Miller, owner of Miller Racing. “He’s a talented driver with plenty of experience and we’re proud that he has chosen Trans Am, and particularly Miller Racing and TA2 to develop his road-racing talent.”

The addition of Dillon for Road America will combine the race and championship-wining program of Miller Racing with one of the Nationwide Series’ brightest talents. Dillon, a former ARCA Racing Series champion, currently sits fourth in the Nationwide Series standings in his first full season in the series.

“Obviously, I’ve always been a proponent of the TA2 class,” said Miller. “It’s a great platform for road racing—the power, the speed, the cars themselves—it gives the drivers a means of showcasing their skills and taking their talent to the next level. In the end, we are incredibly privileged to have been selected to prepare a TA2 car for Ty and we welcome the opportunity to provide a means for him to continue to hone his road racing skills. TA2 cars have a very similar performance to a Nationwide car and we see this as a great opportunity for us, Trans Am, TA2 and Ty.”

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and Trans Am Series will both race Saturday at the scenic 4.048-mile road course.