we want to be in the next year and here’s what we want to do to get there,’” Dillon said. “It’s very realistic and it’s very achievable. We’re going to have to work hard to get there, but I’m confident.”
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is set to host the Busch Light Clash this Sunday, a race that has seen NASCAR return to the iconic stadium. Last year, however, RFK Racing, led by Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher, was sent home earlier than expected. After the disappointment of last year, the team is looking to reset and show their new direction.
RFK Racing and Spire Motorsports were the only multi-car teams not to have a car in the feature, and the team learned from their struggles. Buescher and Keselowski both had success in qualifying races at Daytona, and Buescher finished 10th at Phoenix a month later. Keselowski also won the first stage at the Bristol night race in September. Despite their success, the team still has progress to make before they can contend for wins weekly.
NASCAR is currently testing short track enhancements that could be implemented before the April 2 race at Richmond. While drivers often suggest more horsepower, John Probst, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer, says that it is something that is actively being discussed. Keeping the engines in the current horsepower range could also prove helpful for any manufacturer looking to join the sport.
Short track racing requires respect, and Ryan Preece, who is running his first race for Stewart-Haas Racing this weekend, knows the line between racing and racing without respect. He learned this lesson racing modifieds, and he knows that there is a way to pass someone without hitting them.
Ty Dillon, who moves to Spire Motorsports this season, has confidence in building the program and achieving the goals they have set. He believes that management has workable goals and that they can be achieved with hard work.
This Sunday, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will host the Busch Light Clash, and RFK Racing is looking to show their new direction. With the lessons learned from last year, the team has the confidence to make progress and contend for wins. With the short track enhancements being tested and the respect for the line between racing and racing without respect, the Busch Light Clash is sure to be an exciting and memorable race.