1 picture, 100 words – The Dillons after winning the 2014 Lilly Diabetes 250

Published On July 13, 2015 » 2025 Views» By John Schwarb » Blogs, Brickyard 400, Cup Series, IMS, Photography

We’re less than two weeks away from NASCAR’s annual stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where every driver would dearly love to win. Ty Dillon did last year in the XFINITY Series’ Lilly Diabetes 250, and brother Austin joined him on the Yard of Bricks to celebrate (along with NASCAR’s John McMullin). We asked them what they were thinking in this photo:


Austin Dillon: “Dude, we got to kiss the bricks! Your foot is very big and please give me the trophy back. Let me get that …”

Ty Dillon: “I think they’re trying to tell me where to put the trophy and I didn’t want to let go of it. Or they’re showing me where I did a burnout over the bricks, and right there was where I wanted to kiss it.

“Indianapolis means so much to me now, getting my first win there and to do it in the fashion that I did … hopefully I can go back and do it again this year.”


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