Richard Childress Racing
Nationwide Series Preview for Richmond
September 3, 2013
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes
Race: Virginia 529 College Savings 250
Date: Friday, September 6, 2013
Location: Richmond International Raceway
RCR's NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Richmond International Raceway ... Richard Childress Racing has earned six wins at Richmond International Raceway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with drivers Kevin Harvick (September 2012, September 2006, May 2006, September 2005 and May 2003) and Clint Bowyer (May 2007). The Welcome, N.C.-based organization has three pole awards (Jeff Burton in September 2008 and Harvick in September 2003 and April 2012), along with 18 top-five finishes and 30 top-10 finishes in 54 starts.
RCR in the NNS ... In 943 Nationwide Series starts through the last 15 years, Richard Childress Racing has earned 66 wins, 48 pole awards, 317 top-five and 527 top-10 finishes, with a 12th-place average starting position and an average finishing position of 12.4 among all races contested. RCR earned the Nationwide Series driver point championships in 2001 and 2006 with Harvick and in 2008 with Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner's title in 2003 with Johnny Sauter and Harvick, and again in 2007 with Burton and Scott Wimmer.
The Season So Far ... In the 24 races contested this season, RCR has earned two wins in the Nationwide Series, with Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway and Kevin Harvick at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with 20 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes. Austin Dillon has earned six pole awards at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, setting the all-time pole award record in the Nationwide Series with four-consecutive poles. The organization has led 788 laps in 2013.
Get to the Points ... Dillon ranks second in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Sam Hornish Jr by 10 points, while Brian Scott is tied for seventh, 67 points out of the lead. In the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, the No. 3 Chevrolet team sits fourth, while the No. 2 team is 10th and the No. 33 team is 12th.
Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and to view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages - @RCR2BScott, @RCR3ADillon and @RCR33NNS, RCR's NNS driver Twitter pages - @BScottRacing, @AustinDillon3 and @TyDillon and the official Facebook fan pages - facebook.com/BScottRacing, facebook.com/austindillon3 and facebook.com/TyDillonMotorsports.
Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the Virginia College Savings 250 will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 6 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio Channel 90.
No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Shore Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... This weekend, Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge team travel to the "Mother of Presidents State" for Friday night action on the 0.75 D-shaped oval of Richmond International Raceway. The No. 2 team plans to utilize chassis No. 101. This workhorse from the NASCAR Nationwide Series stable was previously run this season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Scott started fifth and earned a fourth-place finish. Additionally, he piloted this chassis at both Nationwide Series events at Iowa Speedway where he earned a sixth-place finish (June) and 13th-place finish (August), as well as Richmond International Raceway, where he finished 20th in April, and Phoenix International Raceway, where he finished 10th in March. Teammate Ty Dillon drove this Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish at Dover International Speedway this year and this chassis visited victory lane twice in 2012 at Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway with Elliott Sadler behind the wheel.
Richmond History ... The 25-year-old Shore Lodge Chevrolet driver has eight Nationwide Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, notching his best start of third in April 2011 and best finish of 14th in April 2012. Scott has qualified inside the top-10 in his last two appearances at Richmond.
Pointing Out the Points ... Scott is tied for seventh in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings with competitor Kyle Larson. He sits 67 points behind series point leader Sam Hornish, Jr.
Lodging in Idaho ... Shore Lodge will serve as primary sponsor for Scott and the No. 2 team this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Set on the southern shore of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, four seasons of adventure await at this idyllic location. A family favorite since 1948, the travel destination allows guests to enjoy the spectacular views, friendly service and generous accommodations at the lake front resort. Shore Lodge serves as the perfect mixture of adventure and luxury featuring 26 spa adventures, fitness studio, golf privileges at Whitetail Club, jet skiing, and a private beach for guests.
Shore Lodge: Did You Know? ... Open for dinner daily and offering panoramic lake views from every table, The Narrows features a frequently changing menu of dishes comprised of locally sourced, regional ingredients. The Raw Bar Menu of oysters and fresh seafood specialties is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. To complement dinner, The Narrows offers an extensive collection of wines, dessert wines, ports and artisan cheeses. In 2012, Wine Spectator awarded The Narrows its prestigious "Award of Excellence."
Last Time at Richmond ... Scott competed inside the top-10 during a majority of the Richmond 250 until late-race contact with another competitor relegated him to a 20th-place finish.
Meet The Driver ... Scott, along with his RCR teammates, are scheduled to participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session Friday afternoon from 2 until 3 p.m. ET. Friday afternoon's session will be held in the Amphitheater located behind the frontstretch grandstands.
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
What's your mindset heading back to Richmond International Raceway for a second time this season?
"Richmond is always a great short track with two grooves and a lot of fun racing passing your competitors there. I enjoy going back to tracks for a second time, especially with this team. We were a new team and by going back, we've learned a lot to be faster and much better than we were the previous visit."
No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's AdvoCare Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 125 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable. Dillon drove this Chevrolet Camaro to a third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June, a 35th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in April and a sixth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway in March.
Dillon at Richmond International Raceway ... In four previous Nationwide Series appearances at Richmond International Raceway, Dillon has earned two top-10 finishes and led 14 laps at the 0.75-mile track. In his most recent appearance at the track (April 2013), he started sixth but finished 35th after he was involved in an incident on lap 212 of 250. He was making a pass for the seventh position when the driver in the car on the outside of him cut across the nose of his car causing a multi-car wreck and significant damage to the No. 3 Chevrolet that ended the team's night early.
The Season So Far ... According to NASCAR's Loop Data Season-to-Date Statistics, Dillon leads the Nationwide Series championship contenders in Average Starting Position (5.5), has led the second-most laps (484), maintains the third-best Driver Rating (101.3), ranks second in Laps in the Top-15 (90.1 percent), fourth in Average Running Position (9.078), is the fourth-Fastest Driver on Restarts (8.458) and ranks fourth in Fastest Laps Run (277).
Get to the Points ... Dillon ranks second in the Nationwide Series driver championship standings, just 10 markers shy of Sam Hornish, Jr.'s point lead.
Spark Your Engines ... Dillon and the RCR team will sport the colors of award-winning premier health and wellness company AdvoCare on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway. AdvoCare offers nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dillon trains with AdvoCare products throughout the week and is a distributor as well. For more information about Dillon's favorite products, including Spark, Rehydrate, meal replacement bars and Post-Workout Recovery, visit http://www.AdvoCare.com.
AdvoCare Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma ... If Dillon wins this weekend's Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway, AdvoCare will make a $5,000 donation to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The health and wellness company will pledge $2,000 to CIPT for a top-five finish and $1,000 for a top-10 finish. So far this season, the No. 3 team has raised $23,000 towards the cause. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and AdvoCare's generous donations are aimed at helping to raise awareness for pediatric trauma, the No. 1 killer of children in America. You can help save the lives of injured children by making a contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: donate $33 in honor of Dillon via his website, or text WIN to 80077 to make a $10 donation.
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, Sept. 6 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time in the amphitheatre behind the frontstretch grandstands.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
What can race fans expect to see at Richmond International Raceway?
"Richmond International Raceway has tight corners and you will see a lot of jockeying for position on Friday evening. The track has some similarities to Iowa Speedway, which I like. It's a track that my Richard Childress Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, has been very good at in the past, so hopefully I can lean on him for some information. I think we can definitely get a top-five finish with the experience we have at the track now."
No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 134 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series event. This brand new RCR-prepared Chevrolet will make its first appearance at the race track this Friday during practice.
Richmond Details ... This weekend's Virginia 529 College Savings 250 marks Dillon second appearance at Richmond International Raceway in the Nationwide Series. The Welcome, N.C., driver made his career debut at the 0.750-mile track last September driving the No. 51 WESCO Chevrolet. He started the event from the 11th spot and crossed the finish line in the seventh position.
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What's Your Flavor? ... A few cans of Armour Vienna Sausages Barbequed Flavor are always packed in Dillon's bag for his hunting trips.
Making Smiles ... Prior to competing in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, Dillon is scheduled to travel to a local hospital with fellow RCR teammates Austin Dillon and Brian Scott to visit with young patients in the level one trauma center on behalf of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children die each year-more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and drivers within the RCR family have helped support the mission of the Childress Institute, which was established through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Nationwide Series autograph session on Friday, Sept. 6 beginning at 2 p.m. ET. in the amphitheater located behind the frontstretch grandstands at Richmond International Raceway.
Double Duty ... After competing in the 250-lap affair at Richmond International Raceway in the No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet, Dillon will travel to Iowa Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sunday, Sept. 8, where he will drive the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. Live coverage is on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
This will be your second NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway. What are your thoughts heading into the event?
"I'm excited to work with the No. 33 team again. I learned a lot from last year when I raced here; it's a fun track. It has a lot of similarities compared to Iowa (Speedway) which helps since I'll be running both races this weekend. I'm looking forward to have Armour Vienna Sausages back on the car and hope to bring home a strong finish for them."