Ty Dillon pleased with runner-up effort in Dover Xfinity race

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Ty Dillon had to start at the rear of the field for an unapproved adjustment, slapped the wall, marched through the field and claimed a runner-up finish to Daniel Suarez in Sunday’s Drive Sober 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Dillon is one spot out of a transfer spot to the second round of the Chase. He trails eighth-ranked Brennan Poole by three points. The 12-driver Chase field will be cut to eight after Friday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Our car was really good,” Dillon said.“Obviously we were motivated. A little disappointed with the way everything started there.

“(The result was) what we needed. It takes a little bit of the pressure off going into Charlotte. We’ve still got to execute there and did what we did today.”