Richard Childress Racing
RCR Camping World Truck Series Event Preview: NextEra Energy 250
February 19, 2013
Event Preview Fact Sheets
NextEra Energy 250
February 22, 2013
RCR's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History ... In 74 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Richard Childress Racing has earned 27 wins, 102 top-five finishes, 169 top-10 finishes and 37 pole awards, along with the inaugural series championship in 1995 with Mike Skinner and with Austin Dillon in 2011. The organization has an average starting position of 9.6 and an average finishing position of 10.2.
2013 Driver Line-Up ... Brendan Gaughan returns to the RCR driver line up for the 2013 Camping World Truck Series season driving the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet. Gaughan joins the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team.
RCR at Daytona ... This weekend's 250-miler at Daytona International Speedway marks RCR's sixth Camping World Truck Series appearance at the track. The Welcome, N.C.-based team has earned one pole award at the 2.5-mile speedway.
Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news and information and to view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's NASCAR 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 this weekend's NextEra Energy Resources 250 will be televised live on Friday, Feb. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 011 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250. Dillon earned the pole award with this RCR-prepared Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway last October and finished in the fourth position.
Sunshine State Details ... Friday night's 100-lap affair marks Dillon's second appearance at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Welcome, N.C., native earned a ninth-place finish after starting from the fourth position last season.
Back in Action ... Bass Pro Shops returns for the second-consecutive season with Dillon and the No. 3 Chevrolet team. Named one of the America's premier outdoor retailers, Bass Pro Shops serves more than 75 million sportsmen a year in 39 locations across the United States and Canada.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer session on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Team Chevy stage located in the merchandise area outside of turn four at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. He will also sign autographs at the UNOH display on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.
Tune In ... The 2012 Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team will be featured on SPEED Trackside Live on Friday, Feb. 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tune in to see what the sophomore driver is doing before the NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Dirt Trackin' ... Dillon's 2013 Speedweeks actually started on Feb. 12 at Volusia Speedway Park, where he, his brother, Austin, and RCR teammate, Brendan Gaughan raced dirt Modifieds as part of the 42nd annual DIRTCar Nationals. The 20-year-old driver fielded the No. 41 racer for Team Dillon Racing throughout the eight-day event.
Blazin' Candles ... After this weekend's season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, Dillon will celebrate his 21st birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
What are your thoughts about the season opener at Daytona
"I'm really excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet. Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) and the guys have worked really hard over the off season. We don't have a rookie stripe on our bumper anymore, and we've learned from our mistakes last season. It's time to go racing."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No.053 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the NextEra Energy 250. Last season, this Chevrolet was utilized by Gaughan at Daytona International Speedway in February and Tim George Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway in October.
Daytona Bound ... The 2013 season opener marks the Las Vegas native's ninth Camping World Truck Series start at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Gaughan has earned one top-10 finish, completed 667 of 820 (83.1 percent) laps, holds a 20.4 average starting position and an average finishing position of 22.2.
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, visitwww.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
Welcome to the Team ... Alliance Coach and JoinAPS.com have joined forces with Gaughan and the No. 62 team for the 2013 season. Alliance Coach is a full service RV dealership providing a custom paint and collision center, cabinet fabrication, upholstery shop and chassis area, with technicians that are RVIA master certified, factory trained and experienced in all types of RV service. Advanced Payment Services' [APS] is a Long Island based company in New York and a registered ISO/AGENT of HSBC Bank USA, National Association, Buffalo, N.Y. that provides Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover merchant services. With national merchant accounts, APS has developed into the premier Independent Sales Organization (ISO).
Meet the Driver ... Fans will have an opportunity to meet Gaughan and other Camping World Truck Series drivers during a NASCAR autograph session on Friday, Feb. 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern Time at Daytona International Speedway in the Sprint FANZONE.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts heading into the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season at Daytona International Speedway?
"It's time to go racing. Richard Childress Racing started the season off on the right foot with Kevin Harvick winning the Sprint Unlimited. That win has the entire organization energized for this season, and I can't wait to get back on the track. My teammate Ty Dillon and I have been picked as favorites to do well this season and I've been reunited with my former crew chief. It's going to be a great season, and I can't wait to get it started."