Ty Dillon wants dirt track race

Updated: October 26, 2012, 10:58 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

Points leader Ty Dillon would be in favor of the Truck Series adding a dirt track race at Eldora Speedway, although that may be a couple of years away.

Dillon, the grandson of team owner Richard Childress, recently tested a truck at the dirt track owned by three-time Sprint Cup owner Tony Stewart.

NASCAR officials said they are looking at Eldora and several other new venues for the series in 2013 and future years. Dillon said he was told not to discuss the test "until something is announced."

"It would be exciting for the series," Dillon said on Friday at Martinsville Speedway. "It opens up a whole new venue for fans. It's a real dirt track rather than a horse racing track.

"I'm looking forward to it if we do it. It will be a great show if it does happen."

Stewart has been asking NASCAR to add a race at his half-mile track in Rossburg, Ohio, for several years. It is the annual site of his annual Prelude to the Dream charity event, which will not be held next year.

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ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter

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