May 24, 2014; Concord, NC, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ty Dillon (3) during driver introductions before the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Dillon plans Sprint Cup debut at Atlanta

According to a report from Dustin Long of the Motor Racing Network, NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie driver Ty Dillon plans to make his Sprint Cup Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 31. Long cites Mike Dillon, Ty Dillon’s father and Vice President of Competition at Richard Childress Racing, as the source of information.

Dillon will drive the No. 33 car for Circle Sport, which has an alliance with RCR. Dillon is also expected to run one other Sprint Cup race sometime later in the season, but the specifics on which race is unknown, as that will depend on sponsorship.

Dillon tested a Sprint Cup car for another Chevrolet team, Furniture Row Racing, earlier this season.

“He’s been fast when he’s gone (testing a Cup car),” Mike Dillon was quoted by Long as saying. “Feel like he’ll be fine.”

When Dillon makes his Sprint Cup debut, one of his competitors will be his brother, Austin Dillon, a rookie at the Sprint Cup level this season. The two brothers have previously competed against each other in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series.

Dillon is currently fourth in the Nationwide Series driver points standings with stats that include 11 top-10 finishes in 17 races. He has yet to win or post a top-five in 2014.

The Nationwide Series will be in competition this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., while the Sprint Cup Series takes the weekend off.

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