Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Iowa
September 3, 2013
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Fan Appreciation 200
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Location: Iowa Speedway
Richard Childress Racing at Iowa Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 12 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Iowa Speedway collecting one pole award, one victory, four top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 9.8 average starting position, coupled with an 11.2 average finishing position and has completed 98.1 percent (2,360 of 2,405) of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 302 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 112 top-five and 184 top-10 finishes. RCR also earned the inaugural series championship in 1995 with Mike Skinner, and again with Austin Dillon in 2011. The organization has an average starting position of 9.5 and an average finishing position of 10.4.
Points Racin' ... With 14 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 64 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is eighth in the standings, 88 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 11th.
The 1 is Here ... Launched on Aug. 17, Fox Sports 1 was introduced to an estimated 90 million homes, bringing sports fans NASCAR action along with MLB, UFC, College Football, College Basketball and Soccer coverage. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events will be televised on the new network for the remainder of the season. FS1 will continue to provide on-track coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series along with ancillary programming such as Race Hub, RaceDay, Victory Lane and the Set Up.
Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's Camping World Truck Series team Twitter pages - @RCR3TDillon and @RCR62BGaughan. RCR's Camping World Truck Series driver Twitter pages - @tydillon and @Brendan62.
Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Sunday, Sept. 8 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 025 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to a 16th-place result in the spring edition of the Iowa Speedway event.
Iowa Nuggets ... This week's 200-lapevent marks Dillon's sixth appearance at the Newton, Iowa-based facility. Dillon has three previous starts at the 0.875-mile track in the Camping World Truck Series where he garnered one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He also holds one victory, one pole award and two top-five finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway.
Double Duty ... Aside from his driving duties in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet this Sunday, Dillon will also pilot the No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Friday, Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway with live coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Saturday, Sept. 7 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Central Time at Iowa Speedway.
Welcome Home ... Rear-tire carrier Justin Voss returns home this weekend as the Camping World Truck Series heads to Iowa Speedway. Voss hails from Parkersburg, Iowa and currently calls North Carolina home. The 2013 season marks Voss' fourth year at RCR. During the week, Voss works in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shop as a fabricator and, travels with the No. 3 team on the weekends as the rear-tire carrier.
The Outdoor World ... Bass Pro Shops, one of America's premier outdoor retailers, are projecting more than 20 new stores in areas across the United States and Canada including Seattle, Anchorage, Little Rock, Ark., Daytona Beach, Fla., and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. For more information on store locations, visit www.basspro.com.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
You're running both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this weekend. How do you prepare for a weekend like this?
"It's not something you technically prepare yourself for. It won't even really feel like a double duty weekend because I'm racing the (NASCAR) Nationwide Series race on Friday and flying out to Iowa (Speedway) for the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series. I'll have completed one race before having to think about another one. It'll be like dirt racing when we travel to a different track ever day over a four-day trip. I'm kind of used to that."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Fan Appreciation 200. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan to a ninth-place finish at Pocono Raceway in August.
Hawkeye State Stats ... Gaughan has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile tri-oval (2011 and July 2013). Between those two appearances, the Las Vegas native has earned an 11.5 average starting position coupled with a 23.5 average finishing position and has completed 89.9 percent (395 of 400) of the laps contested.
South Point Hotel & Casino ... Opened in December of 2005, the South Point resort was the first megaresort located south of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. The facility consists of a 25 story hotel tower and 90,000 square feet convention center located on a 60 acre site along Las Vegas Boulevard in Enterprise, Nevada. South Point Hotel offers a total of 2,163 rooms and 160,000 sq. ft. meeting and convention space; the largest of any hotel in Las Vegas that is not on the Strip. For more information, visit www.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
A Las Vegas Did You Know ... On average, 315 weddings take place per day in the city of Las Vegas.
Sign Here, Please ... Gaughan is scheduled to sign autographs at Iowa Speedway during a NASCAR autograph session with other Camping World Truck Series competitors on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Central Time in the Infield Fan Walk.
In the Rearview Mirror: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team suffered bad luck in the series' inaugural road course race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday afternoon after sway bar issues relegated the team to an 18th-place result.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on heading back to Iowa Speedway for the second time this season?
"We had a great truck when we were at Iowa (Speedway) in July, but had some misfortune during the race. We practiced and qualified well and were racing within the top three when we had a mechanical issue, so I'm hoping we're even better this time around and are able to avoid the bad luck that found us the last time."