Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Homestead
November 12, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Homestead 200
Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 316 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 39 pole awards, 29 wins, 120 top-five finishes and 193 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 9.3 and an average finishing position of 10.4.
RCR at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 10 previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the Homestead, Fla.-based track. In those 10 appearances, the Welcome, N.C.-based organization boasts one pole award, three top-five and four top-10 finishes with a 96.2 percent (1,409 of 1,465) completion of the laps contested and 96 laps led. RCR holds a 10.7 average starting position coupled with a 15.5 average finishing position.
Points Racin' ... With one Camping World Truck Series event remaining in 2013, Ty Dillon is second in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 46 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is seventh in the standings. The No. 3 team is third in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is ninth.
Vote for Team RCR ... Dillon and Gaughan are in the running for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver award. Fans can vote online at nascar.com/ncwtsmpd through Nov. 15. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced at the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series awards banquet on Nov. 18 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
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 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 Homestead 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, Nov. 15 beginning at 8 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
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Friday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was driven to victory lane by Dillon two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway where he led 130 of the 147 laps contested.
Miami Details ... This week's 134-lap event marks Dillon's third appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series. Dillon made his first-career Camping World Truck Series start at the track in 2011 earning a second-place starting position and finished sixth. Last year, the 21-year-old driver was competing for the year-end championship when another competitor made contact with Dillon, resulting in a 25th-place finish.
A Season at a Glance ... With one race remaining in the 2013 season, Dillon has two wins (Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway), one pole award (Las Vegas Motor Speedway), nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C., native holds an average starting position of 6.6 and a 10.2 average finishing position. He has completed 94.5 percent (3,066 of 3,243) of the contested laps and led for 501 circuits.
Double Duty ... Aside from his driving duties in the No. 3 Chevrolet Friday night for the Camping World Truck Series event, Dillon will drive the No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Coverage of the season-finale race of the season will be televised on ESPN beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast on the Motor Racing Network.
Calling All Voters ... There are only a few days left in the Most Popular Driver contest. Cast your vote for Dillon at NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd. Fans may vote once every 24 hour period until Nov. 15.
TY DILLON QUOTES
This weekend marks the last race of the 2013 season. What is your goal going into the weekend? "We have one goal this weekend - win. What better way to end the season than in victory lane. This Bass Pro Shops team deserves to go out with a bang. We can't win the championship, but we can definitely go out and fight for one last win of the year."
Talk about the 2013 season, any regrets? "They're not so much regrets as missed opportunities. We definitely could have contended for the championship this year. We had a championship caliber team, but we had a lot of bad luck come our way throughout the season. There were a handful of races that we should have won. The main thing is we stuck together as a team. We took the bad luck as a team and battled back the next week with everything we had. I'm really proud of these guys, they're all like brothers to me."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Homestead Miami Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 028 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Homestead 200. Gaughan most recently drove this RCR-prepared machine to an eighth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September.
Homestead Stats ... In seven Camping World Truck Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway dating back to the 2002 season, Gaughan has earned one top-five and one top-10 finish, with his best start of eighth and best finish of second coming in 2006. The Las Vegas native holds an average starting position of 17.6 paired with an average finishing position of 16.4, has completed 96.1 percent (894 of 930) laps contested and is credited with 24 laps led.
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 ... There are 124,270 hotel rooms in the city of Las Vegas, 2,163 of those can be found at the South Point Hotel & Casino.
In the Rearview Mirror: Phoenix International Raceway ... Starting from the third position, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team picked up their eighth top-five finish of the 2013 Camping World Truck Series season under the lights of Phoenix International Raceway after spending the majority of the 150-lap event running within the top five.
What are your thoughts on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway? "Homestead (Miami Speedway) has always been a great race for me, except for one. Even with my old South Point team in the very lean years we would run great there. Last year I ran the NASCAR Nationwide Series race there with the No. 33 team and finished third, and was catching the leader at the end. I'd like to finish out this season on a good note, and I think Homestead will allow us to do that."