Richard Childress Racing
Nationwide Series Preview for Texas Motor Speedway
April 1, 2014
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes
Race: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway ... In 48 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has led 812 laps and won five races. RCR has accumulated 17 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile track. The team has an average starting position of 10.9 and an average finishing position of 11.7 in their Nationwide Series starts at TMS.
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Auto Club Rewind ... In the TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 at Auto Club Speedway, Ty Dillon, Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan posted eighth, 12th and 15th place finishes, respectively.
Get to the Points ... Richard Childress Racing's three full-time Nationwide Series drivers remain inside the top-10 of driver championship point standings. Ty Dillon leads the RCR drivers ranking third, Brendan Gaughan sixth and Brian Scott seventh heading into this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway
Social Media ... To stay on track with the latest news, information and to view exclusive, behind the scenes content visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages - @RCR2BScott, @RCR3TDillon and @RCR62BGaughan. RCR's Nationwide Series driver twitter pages - @bscottracing, @tydillon and @Brendan62. For additional photos, news and video log on to rcrracing.com.
Coverage of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 ... Coverage of this weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live on Friday, April 4, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. It will also be broadcast live on PRN and SiriusXM channel 90.
No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro
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This Week's Shore Lodge Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Brian Scott and his No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro will race chassis No. 129 this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Scott finished seventh in the team's first intermediate race this season and has a solid notebook on the series most popular type of race track heading into the 1.5-mile track. This chassis has finished 12th or better in four out of five previous races it has been utilized. Scott earned an eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway last November.
Scott at Texas Motor Speedway ... Scott will be making his ninth start this weekend in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300. In eight previous starts, Scott has captured two top-10 finishes with an average start of 12.5 and an average finish of 18.4. Scott has completed 1455 of 1605 laps (90.7 percent), with two laps led at the 1.5-mile speedway.
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What are your points? ... Brian Scott and his No. 2 RCR Chevrolet Camaro team enter Texas Motor Speedway seventh in the Nationwide Series driver point standings.
Rearview Mirror ... Brian Scott and his No. 2 Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet Camaro qualified ninth for the TREATMYCLOT.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22. Scott was a contender for the race win early on as he battled inside the top 10. The Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet battled with the front-running contenders, but lost track position as tight conditions through the corners continued. Scott fought hard for the remainder of the race and collected a 12th-place finish.
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
What are your thoughts about racing at Texas Motor Speedway?
"Texas is a great track that has a lot of character. It's kind of progressing into an Atlanta. You have a ton of tire fall off, the grip goes away, and you need a good handling Camaro, but it's also really fast. It's an interesting place. I normally am fast there, but there are certain parts of Texas where the track and I haven't connected. I'm always excited about it, it's a fun race track. You can kind of race anywhere and since we were strong in Las Vegas, we're excited to go to Texas."
How much did you learn at Las Vegas (1.5-mile track) that you can carry over to Texas Motor Speedway?
"You always have little tweaks, but for the most part you kind of get a mile and a half program you like, settle in on it and not make a lot changes. You have to change for bumps and tires and travels a little bit, but it all stays pretty close."
No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro
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This Week's WESCO Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 136 this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, the second time the chassis is scheduled to race in 2014. Dillon previously piloted No. 136 to an 11th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, after qualifying on the pole. The chassis was raced last November at TMS by Austin Dillon and finished fifth.
Dillon at Texas Motor Speedway ... Last November Dillon notched his third-career victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the 100th overall victory for Richard Childress Racing's legendary No. 3 car, after leading 130 of 147 laps. In addition to one victory in the Lone Star State, Dillon has three top fives and one top-10 finish. He also made one Nationwide Series start last fall in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro and finished 12th.
Stockman and the Lone Star State ... Although he has never recorded a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, crew chief Danny Stockman has finished inside the top-five four of the last six times he's been on top of the pit box. Stockman, a two-time championship winning crew chief with RCR (2011 NCWTS, 2013 NNS), is in his fourth full-time season. This is his first full season with driver Ty Dillon.
Did you know? ... WESCO supplies over 215,000 products, and is recognized as one of the largest electrical distributors in the country. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., WESCO supplies items ranging from light fixtures to safety equipment.
Last time out at Auto Club Speedway ... Dillon drove the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro to its fourth top-10 of the season, finishing eighth. The No. 3 team remained inside the top-10 for the entire race despite battling tight conditions and tire wear on long, green flag stretches. On the race's final restart on lap 134, Dillon held on to eighth-place in his career debut at Auto Club Speedway.
What's your points? ... Dillon remaind third in the Nationwide Series driver point standings, trailing the leaders by only six points. Also competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title, Dillon currently sits in second place with 64 points - three points behind leader Chase Elliott.
Media availability ... Ty Dillon is scheduled to be available for questions in the media center on Thursday, April 3 at 3:45 p.m. CST. Dillon is competing in his first full-time season in the Nationwide Series.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
What are you looking forward to when getting back to TMS?
"Winning again. We got a win there last year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which was one of our top moments of 2013. I love going there, it's definitely one of my favorite tracks. Hopefully, we can carry the mentality and that confidence from last season at Texas Motor Speedway over to the Nationwide Series. Danny and I have worked really well together in the first few races, so we should be able to pick up where I left off last November and be a contender for the win."
DANNY STOCKMAN QUOTE:
You have finished inside the top-five four of the last six times at TMS, what is it about the track you like the most?
"Those are pretty cool numbers when you think about it. It's definitely one of my favorite race tracks. It goes along with the theme 'everything is bigger in Texas' and we're looking forward to going there. I think our 1.5-mile program is one of the top in the sport. Having a driver that is comfortable at that sort of track makes it fun to compete at a place like Texas Motor Speedway."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro
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This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will drive chassis No. 130 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. This chassis was previously piloted at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March. In 2013, chassis No. 130 was utilized by Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway in September and by Paul Menard at Kansas Speedway in October, who both brought home top-10 finishes.
Lone Star State Stats ... The South Point Hotel & Casino driver will make his fifth start at Texas Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series Friday night. Gaughan has had success at the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; he holds a two-year unbeaten streak of four consecutive victories in 2002 and 2003 and leading 207 laps in 19 starts. He's also accrued nine top five and nine top-10 finishes.
A South Point Did You Know ... The South Point Arena & Equestrian Center hosts over 40 Men's and Women's college basketball games annually.
To the Points ... Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro are sixth in driver point standings in the Nationwide Series leading into the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
In the Rearview Mirror: Auto Club Speedway ... Gaughan qualified 10th for the TREATMYCLOT.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro drove to a 15th-place finish.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTES:
What did you learn at Las Vegas that you can bring to the Texas Motor Speedway?
"You can always learn from 1.5-mile tracks. Our goal for Texas is to unload off the hauler and be really good, so we have plenty of time to fine tune our Chevrolet. We are going to take a little different setup then what we had at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. During the race in Vegas we needed a lot of changes during the first run. After we were able to come in and make some adjustments, the car was very fast and that is what we want to start the weekend off with at Texas."