ASHLEY ASKS…… Tyler Dippel
In the most recent NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race, Tyler Dippel put together a solid-run en route to placing 10th for his first career top-10 finish.
The Young’s Motorsports driver recently spoke with POPULAR SPEED about his season to date, as well as outlook moving forward.
POPULAR SPEED: How would you rate your season to date?
TYLER DIPPEL: I think it’s going pretty good. We need to get our stuff a little bit better, but everyone is starting to work together really good. I think we’re making positive gains on the trucks, and I’m getting better at the bigger trucks. We just need to keep working on it, and it’s getting better and better each week.
PS: What did it mean for you to score your first career truck top-10 at Texas?
DIPPEL: It’s a big confidence builder to get up there and run with those guys, and I think it’s only going to keep getting better from there. I think that was really good for us.
PS: What do you feel that you and Young’s Motorsports could do even better?
DIPPEL: We just need to work on the trucks, and then just experience for me. It’s going to be a whole team thing. I think we’re going to grow and get better as the season goes on.
PS: What are your thoughts as we look towards Dover?
DIPPEL: I’m excited for Dover as it’s a place that I’ve ran at with the K&N Series, and it’s always cool to go to a track that you’ve been to before, unlike seeing most of these places for the first time like I have been. Plus, I think it’s a really fun race track so I’m looking forward to it.
PS: Beyond Dover, what track are you most looking forward to?
DIPPEL: Probably Eldora, because I’m a dirt racer so that’s probably what I have circled on the calendar.
PS: What track do you wish was on the truck series schedule?
DIPPEL: I’d probably have to say a place like Memphis would be pretty cool that we raced at in the K&N Series.
PS: We’ve seen drivers trying different series and cars. Is there anything on your bucket list for one day?
DIPPEL: I’d like to drive everything, pretty much. Nothing stands out in particular, as I kind of want to try everything that I can get my hands on.
PS: Based on your racing experience to date, what would be your advice to the next wave of drivers coming up?
DIPPEL: Just get in a racecar as much as you can, and work hard, and never give up.
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