we are. Here’s what we need to do to get to this point. Here’s what we need to do to get to this point. Here’s what we need to do to get to the next point,’” Dillon said. “We have a plan in place. We have a timeline in place. We have a budget in place. We’ve got to hit those goals.”Dillon said he and LaJoie have discussed the importance of being on the same page.“We’ve talked about it,” Dillon said. “We’ve talked about how we’re going to work together and how we’re going to work together with the team and how we’re going to make sure we’re on the same page. We’re both here to do the same job. We’re both here to win races and get Spire Motorsports to the top.”
Chris Buescher and Brad Keselowski of RFK Racing had high hopes for the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last year. But, after both drivers failed to make the feature, they found themselves mired in traffic on the freeway and headed home. This Sunday, they’ll have another chance to show their new direction. With lessons learned from last year’s disappointment, the team is looking to make a statement and prove that they have the hunger and understanding of vehicle dynamics to be a threat to win.
NASCAR is also taking what it learned from last week’s Phoenix test to the wind tunnel on Feb. 13. If the wind tunnel test of short track enhancements goes well, changes could be implemented before the April 2 race at Richmond. Although drivers often suggest more horsepower, NASCAR is looking to keep the engines in the current horsepower range to encourage new manufacturers to join the sport.
When it comes to racing on the quarter-mile oval in the Coliseum, Ryan Preece, who is running his first race in the No. 41 for Stewart-Haas Racing this weekend, believes there is a way to pass someone without hitting them. He relies on a lesson he learned racing modifieds with how to race in close quarters and believes there is a clear divide between short track racing and racing without respect.
Ty Dillon moves to Spire Motorsports this season as a teammate to Corey LaJoie. He has confidence in building the program based on Spire Motorsports’ approach and says that he and LaJoie have discussed the importance of being on the same page and working together to get Spire Motorsports to the top.
This Sunday, the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be a second chance for RFK Racing to prove that they have what it takes to be a threat to win. With NASCAR looking to make short track enhancements and drivers racing with respect, the Clash is sure to be an exciting race. Who will come out on top? We’ll have to wait and see.