Ty Dillon will take the wheel of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in place of driver/owner Tony Stewart this weekend. He is also scheduled to pilot Stewart’s car at Phoenix and Auto Club. Brian Vickers will drive the No. 14 at Las Vegas.
Vickers wheeled the No. 14 in the Daytona 500, finishing 26th. Dillon competed in the season opener for Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 Chevrolet and placed 25th.
Considered one of the top young drivers in NASCAR’s developmental ranks, Dillon has made his name in the XFINITY Series where he finished third in the final standings last year and fifth the prior season. He has made eight career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts with a high finish of 14th at Michigan in 2015.
Vickers returned to racing in Daytona for the first time since competing at Las Vegas last March. He had to sit out the majority of 2015 due to health problems stemming from blood clots.