Don’t bet against Ty Dillon replacing injured Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet for a number of Bass Pro Shop-sponsored races.
Though Dillon acknowledged discussions with SHR about that very possibility, he said talk of a done deal at this point are “premature.”
“Unfortunately, it kind of stinks that we even have to talk about this down here,” Dillon said on Tuesday at Daytona. “I think everybody, including myself, wants to see Tony go out the right way and run every single race.
“It would be an honor to drive Tony’s car in his last year and hopefully do good for those guys. Nothing has been announced, and I haven’t signed anything yet. We’ve been in talks, obviously. Hopefully, we’ll have some news sooner or later.
“It’s a slow process. There are a lot of different things going on. Hopefully, we’ll have some news later on. Nothing is set in stone, and I don’t like to say anything until pen hits paper.”