Richard Childress Racing
Nationwide Preview for Talladega Superspeedway
April 30, 2013
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes
Race: Aaron's 3112
Date: May 4, 2013
Location: Talladega Superspeedway
Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Talladega Superspeedway ... In 26 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned five top-five and nine top-10 finishes, but remains winless at the 2.66-mile restrictor-plate track. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization has three pole awards with Johnny Sauter in 2002, Clint Bowyer in 2004 and Elliott Sadler in 2012.
RCR in the NNS ... In 888 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts through the last 15 years, Richard Childress Racing has earned 65 wins, 303 top-five finishes, 501 top-10 finishes and 42 pole awards with an average starting position of 12.1 and an average finishing position of 12.4 among all races contested. RCR earned the Nationwide Series driver points championships in 2001 and 2006 with Harvick, and in 2008 with Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner's title in 2003 with Johnny Sauter and Harvick, and again in 2007 with Burton and Scott Wimmer.
The Season So Far ... In the seven races contested this season, RCR has earned one win in the Nationwide Series, with Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway, along with six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. The organization has led 151 laps in 2013.
Get to the Points ... Brian Scott is ranked third in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Sam Hornish, Jr. by 23 points, while Austin Dillon is seventh, 37 points out of the lead. In the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, the No. 33 Chevrolet team ranks fourth, while the No. 2 team ranks fifth and the No. 3 team ranks 10th.
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 NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages - @RCR2BScott, @RCR3ADillon and @RCR33NNS, RCR's NNS driver Twitter pages - @BScottRacing, @AustinDillon3 and @TyDillon and the official Facebook fan pages - facebook.com/BScottRacing, facebook.com/austindillon3 and facebook.com/TyDillonMotorsports
Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the Aaron's 312 will be televised on ESPN beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, May 4 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Satellite Radio.
No. 2 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's Armour Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Brian Scott will pilot chassis No. 122 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in Saturday afternoon's Aaron's 312. This chassis was utilized in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, where Scott led five laps and earned a sixth-place finish.
Alabama History ... The 25-year old Chevrolet driver has three previous Nationwide Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway, where he has one top-10 finish to his credit. Additionally, he has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with one top-10 finish and eight laps led.
Point Out the Points ... After seven races in the 2013 season, Scott is currently third in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings just 23 markers out of first.
Best Career Start ... After the first seven Nationwide Series events of 2013, Scott is experiencing the strongest start of the season in his career. The Boise, Idaho native boasts five top-10 finishes, eight laps led, an average finishing spot of ninth and is currently tied third in the series driver point standings.
Chatting with Chevy ... Scott and his RCR teammates Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon will participate in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy Display in the Talladega midway at 1:45 p.m. Central Time on Friday.
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BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
What's the biggest obstacle about superspeedway racing? "I wish I could decide more when and where wrecks are going to happen, but it's always a surprise when they do and they happen at really random times. It's so hard to miss them when the do, other than the fact that you're running in a pack all close together. I hope that everybody keeps their cool and we make it to the end of the race before things get wild and I hope we're in front of it."
No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's AdvoCare Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 128 in the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. This is a new Chevrolet Camaro that will be utilized for the first time under race conditions this weekend.
In Dillon's lone Nationwide Series appearance at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012, he started fifth and earned a 17th-place finish after accruing damage during a multi-car incident in the closing laps of the race. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has two starts at Talladega Superspeedway in the Camping World Truck Series, earning his best finish of seventh in the October 2011 event, coupled with an eighth-place result in the October 2010 race.
Spark your Engines!... Dillon and the RCR team will sport the colors of the newest flavor of AdvoCare Spark® this weekend on the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro. An energy drink mix and the most popular product from AdvoCare, this new flavor of Spark was voted on by AdvoCare Distributors throughout the nation. Three new flavors were introduced at AdvoCare's biannual conference Success School in February, but only one is staying. Be sure to tune in this weekend to find out which flavor won!AdvoCare is an award-winning premier health and wellness company, offering nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dillon trains with AdvoCare products throughout the week and is also an AdvoCare Independent Distributor. For more information about Dillon's favorite products, including Spark, Rehydrate, AdvoBars and Post-Workout Recovery, visit http://www.AdvoCare.com.
AdvoCare Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma ... If Dillon wins this weekend's Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, AdvoCare will make a $5,000 donation to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The health and wellness company will pledge $2,000 to CIPT for a top-five finish and $1,000 for a top-10 finish. So far this season, the No. 3 team has raised $6,000 towards the cause. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and AdvoCare's generous donations are aimed at helping to raise awareness for pediatric trauma, the No. 1 killer of children in America. You can help save the lives of injured children by making a contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: donate $33 in honor of Dillon via his website, or text WIN to 80077 to make a $10 donation.
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to take part in a Question and Answer session on the Team Chevrolet Stage at Talladega Superspeedway at 1:45 p.m. Central Time with teammates Brian Scott and Ty Dillon.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
When you are running at Talladega Superspeedway are you thinking 'I've got to be here by lap X' or are you just trying to make it and then go when its time to go? "I don't know what to think at these superspeedways, truthfully. I haven't been in a ton of these races, but I think I've been in a little bit of every situation and it's really who you're around and whether they make a mistake or not. I guess placing yourself in the right situation and getting lucky is a big part of speedway racing. I think we are going to go to Talladega Superspeedway and race, try to lead laps and have a little fun because you never know when it can end at Talladega. You can be out of the race, or in Victory Lane."
No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's WESCO Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 123 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series event. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was driven to Victory Lane in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway by Tony Stewart.
'Dega Nuggets ... Saturday's 117-lap affair marks Dillon's first appearance at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Although the Welcome, N.C., native hasn't made any competitive laps in the No. 33 entry at the 2.66-mile track, he has one start at the facility in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, earning one pole award and a fourth-place finish with 25 laps led. He also has one start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, where he earned the race win after starting on the pole and leading for 50 laps.
Welcome Back! ... WESCO returns to RCR as the primary sponsor of Dillon's No. 33 Chevrolet for six events throughout the year; including Dover International Speedway (June), Bristol Motor Speedway (August), Texas Motor Speedway (November) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (November).
What is WESCO? ... WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 8,900 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates eight fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
Nationwide in 2013 ... Dillon will share the No. 33 entry with an all-star driver line-up in 2013 under the RCR banner. The 21-year old driver is slated for nine Nationwide Series events over the course of the 33-week schedule. In addition to the races with WESCO, Dillon will pilot the Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway, Daytona International Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Question-and-Answer session with fellow RCR teammates Austin Dillon and Brian Scott on Friday, May 3 at the Team Chevy Stage at Talladega Superspeedway. The trio will take questions from the audience beginning at 1:45 p.m. Central Time.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
You've had some success at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Does this make you more comfortable heading into this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event?
"Absolutely, Talladega (Superspeedway) is a lot of fun to race. It's one of those places where anything can happen, and you still have a shot at winning. Luckily, I've started from the pole position in both of my previous starts at the track. But, with the draft, you can fall back and cruise for awhile then drive right up to the front. I'm really looking forward to getting back in the No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet this weekend, especially at Talladega (Superspeedway)."