Dillon thinks team can point way into playoffs

By Dominic Aragon
June 9, 2017

LONG POND, Pa.—If you ask Ty Dillon, he’s confident that he and his No. 13 Germain Racing Chevy make the playoffs this season. It doesn’t necessarily have to happen by virtue of finding Victory Lane, either.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year contender is 22nd in driver’s standings, 92 points behind a playoff-eligible position.

“I think we can still possibly point our way in, we’re only halfway through,” Dillon said. “We’ve got a lot a possibility that can happen, but we can also win a race, too.”

Dillon is coming off a career-high laps led performance last week at Dover International Speedway, leading 27 circuits before a crash in overtime relegated the 25-year-old to a 14th place finish.

Ranked the highest driver in points without a top-10 finish in 2017, Dillon has finished inside the top-15 in three of the last four races and on the lead lap in six of the last seven races.

Dillon also talked with The Racing Experts about the morale within the single-car operation.

“I think everybody is on cloud nine right now,” he said. “Just as far as confidence and like I continue to say, we proved to ourselves more than anything that it’s definitely possible that we can run up front and win races.”

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