52 Days 'Til Daytona - Today's Featured Driver: Ty Dillon

In case you missed it, StatChat is counting down the days ‘til the 2021 Daytona 500.  Every two days, we will have a new article featuring one of the Top 30 Drivers of 2020. 

 

26th Place – Ty Dillon – 556 pts

 

By the Numbers:

 

1 Stage Win – Ty Dillon had a single stage win in 2020 – he won the first stage of the 32nd race of the season at the Charlotte Roval.  (Ty couldn’t stay up front for the remainder of the race and wound up finishing 23rd)

 

162 Winless Races – Ty Dillon has started 162 races in the Cup Series, and still has yet to score a win.  Unlike some of his other winless compatriots, things aren’t looking hopeful for Ty to get his first win any time soon.

 

14 Lead Lap Finishes – In 2020, Ty Dillon finished on the lead lap only 14 times.  If you add his 4 DNFs (Did Not Finish), that means 18 of 36 races in 2020 (50%) had Ty Dillon finishing at LEAST one lap down. 

 

7.41% DNF % – That is a very low DNF (Did Not Finish) percentage for Ty Dillon, good enough for 3rd best percentage among current drivers (bested only by Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano).  Ty Dillon may not have the most impressive finishing results, but he consistently brings his cars back in one piece.

 

671 Days – That’s how many days younger Ty Dillon is than his older brother, Austin. 

 

Ty Dillon’s future, as of publishing date, is still up in the air.  The Germain Racing No. 13 Chevrolet is defunct for 2021, their charter having been bought up by 23XI Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.  While rumours of his pending retirement swirled at the end of 2019, Ty was adamant that he wants to continue racing “for many, many years.”  For now, the question of where remains unanswered.

 

Coming up in two days – Ryan Newman