Richard Childress Racing
June 26, 2012
Ty Dillon Event Preview: UNOH 225
"The driver can only do some much. The team builds the trucks and work on them at the race track."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
June 28, 2012
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Kentucky Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 023 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Thursday’s UNOH 225. Dillon drove this RCR chassis to a ninth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in April after starting fifth. This Chevrolet was utilized by Dillon’s older brother, Austin, at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway earning a 10th-place result and claiming the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship.
Bluegrass State Details ... This week’s 150-lap event marks Dillon’s second appearance at the Sparta, Ky.-based facility. Dillon made his first career Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track in September of last year where he finished 18th after fuel system issues plagued the team in the later stages of the race.
Points Racing ... Dillon remains third in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 12 markers behind the leader Justin Lofton.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Update ... Dillon continues to lead the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year point standings after assuming the lead following the third race of the season. He now sits 35 points ahead of driver Cale Gale after seven races on the Camping World Truck Series schedule.
Sponsor Spotlight … Not only is the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) the title sponsor of the eighth Camping World Truck Series race this season, the Lima, Ohio-based college is an associate sponsor on Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet. UNOH offers a unique curriculum to young people interested in professional motorsports competition as a career with associate degrees and diploma programs in High Performance Motorsports.
Season to Date ... Dillon has earned impressive stats with seven races complete on the 2012 Camping World Truck Series schedule. According to NASCAR’s Season-to-Date Loop Data Statistics, the Welcome, N.C., native is the series’ fastest Driver Early in a Run and second-fastest Driver on Restarts. Dillon has earned an Average Running Position of 7.8, ranking him third overall. He also sits third in the Driver Rating category (101.5) and Laps Run in the Top 15 with 1,067 laps.
Rearview Mirror: Texas Motor Speedway ... The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team earned their seventh consecutive top-10 finish of the season at Texas Motor Speedway after making contact with another competitor while battling to remain the leader. Dillon was able to save his black and orange Silverado from heavy damage and crossed the finish line in the seventh position.
Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs for gathered fans at the UNOH display in the track’s midway area outside of turn one on Thursday, June 28 beginning at 3:15 p.m. ET.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
You made your NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Kentucky Speedway last September. Does this give you confidence going into this weekend?
“I know having run here last year will definitely help going back to Kentucky (Speedway) this weekend. I made some mistakes on pit road here last year, and I learned a lot during the race. I feel confident that I’ll be able to give the guys and Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) the feedback they need to put together a fast truck.”
After earning your seventh consecutive top-10 finish of the season at Texas Motor Speedway, you broke the current record for rookie drivers. How does that make you feel?
“It’s exciting to have that honor in breaking a record, but I couldn’t have done it without the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team. The driver can only do some much. The team builds the trucks and work on them at the race track. They are the ones that deserve that honor.”