Spire Motorsports announced in October that Carson Hocevar would take over the No. 77 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 in 2024, effectively leaving Ty Dillon without a ride for the forthcoming season – until now. Dillon recently announced that he’s signed on with a Truck Series team, where he will compete full-time in the 2024 season.
“I’m excited to go back to the Truck Series and compete in the series that got it all started for me,” Dillon said in a statement. “I have a lot of good memories from earlier in my career with winning races and poles, and our goal is to create more this season.”
Dillon will take over the No. 25 NASCAR Chevy Silverado RST race truck for Rackley-Willie Allen Racing (WAR) this year, marking his return to full-time competition in the division after nearly a decade. In 2013, driving for his grandfather’s team, Richard Childress Racing (RCR), he earned two race wins and finished second in the championship. Overall, Dillon has 58 starts in the Truck Series.
“Ty’s exceptional talent is a perfect fit for our team as we elevate our engineering and technological capabilities to new heights,” said team president and COO, Willie Allen, in a statement. “We’re investing in cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering to ensure Ty has one the most competitive trucks on the track.”
He added, “This season marks a new chapter for our team. We’re ready to showcase our progress and for a championship run. We look forward to making this season the new benchmark in our racing history.”
Dillon is replacing Matt DiBenedetto, who drove the No. 25 NASCAR Chevy Silverado race truck for most of the 2023 racing season. DiBenedetto parted ways with WAR for the final three races of 2023 after the organization elected to replace him for undisclosed reasons.