Dillon ready to catch up to Buescher at Kentucky

Time is ticking on Ty Dillon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series title chances.

Only seven races remain for the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing driver – second in the XFINITY Series standings – to erase the 25-point deficit championship frontrunner Chris Buescher has built between them.

He gets his next chance to cut into Buescher’s points advantage in Saturday’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

“This is always one of the most exciting races of the season,” said Dillon, who has eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in 26 starts this season. “Kentucky Speedway is one of my favorite race tracks to visit, mainly because it’s competitive, a worn out surface and I’ve been able to win here before (in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series).”

Kentucky has been kind to Dillon in the past. In three career starts at the 1.5-mile track, he owns one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In last season’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, he placed third after winning the pole.

“This will be a critical race for our team and a great opportunity to put one in the win column,” Dillon said. “There’s a lot riding on this race and I’m sure the fans will really enjoy watching.”