A brush with greatness? Ty Dillon meets Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah

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Did Ty Dillon get a close look at history Tuesday?

Dillon was at Churchill Downs to help promote next month’s NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway and got the chance to see – and feed – Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. The race can be seen on NBC. Since Affirmed’s win, 14 horses have failed in their attempt to win the Triple Crown.

Dillon, who will compete in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway, was thrilled with the chance to meet the horse before it left Churchill Downs on its trip to Belmont Park and possibly history.