Ty Dillon has signed with Our Motorsports for Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he will drive the #23 Chevrolet Camaro in his return to the Bowtie camp.
On social media, the team posted, “We are excited to share that Ty Dillon will be piloting the No. 23 this weekend Charlotte Motor Speedway!”
After spending the last three years racing full-time in the Cup Series, Dillon has struggled to find his place in NASCAR since Germain Racing‘s shutdown. He latched on with the Toyota programme with a limited Cup slate for Gaunt Brothers Racing and some Xfinity starts for Joe Gibbs Racing, but both have plagued by misfortunes. He failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 and failed to score a top ten in four races for JGR, nearly all of which saw him get entangled in a wreck or mechanical trouble.
Following the Las Vegas race in March, where he finished thirty-first after being involved in two incidents, he shared a fifteen-minute monologue titled “I Quit Today” detailing the stresses he faced in recent time. The video garnered significant attention on social media as discussion turned toward the importance of mental health and opening up about one’s vulnerability in a sport that rides on credos of toughness.
In four starts each for GBR and JGR, his best finish is nineteenth at the Daytona Road Course and fourteenth on the Daytona oval, respectively. He finished twenty-first in Sunday’s Cup race at Circuit of the Americas. Technically, Dillon was also the first driver in 23XI Racing history when he ran the Busch Clash in February as he was eligible for the exhibition while regular driver Bubba Wallace was not, where he finished eighteenth.
Prior to 2021, Dillon had spent his entire career driving for Chevrolet from his grandfather’s Richard Childress Racing organisation at the lower levels to Germain in Cup.
Our Motorsports’s #23 serves as the team’s multi-driver car and partner to the full-time #02 of Brett Moffitt, with Tyler Reddick, Blaine Perkins, Natalie Decker, Tanner Berryhill, J.J. Yeley, and Andy Lally all making starts in it. The #23 was previously operated by Reaume Brothers Racing and RSS Racing before Our acquired it as the #03 was unable to run any non-qualifying races. After eleven races, the #23 is fittingly twenty-third in owner points.