Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 14, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 282 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 27 wins, 37 pole awards, 104 top-five finishes and 173 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 9.6 and an average finishing position of 10.3.
RCR at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has six previous Camping World Truck Series starts at Charlotte Speedway collecting one pole award and three top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds an 8.2 average starting position, coupled with a 14.5 average finishing position and has completed 90.2 percent (725 of 804) of the laps contested.
Points Racin' ... With four Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Dillon is fifth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 27 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is seventh in the standings, 34 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is sixth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is in the ninth position.
Social Media ...To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and 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 the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, May 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 022 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was utilized by the former No. 22 team last year which earned two pole awards, a victory at Pocono Raceway and four top-10 finishes.
Hometown Stats ... This weekend's 134-lap event marks Dillon's second appearance at the 1.5-mile facility. Dillon earned his first-career Camping World Truck Series pole award at Charlotte Motor Speedway last year and went on to finish 10th. The 21-year-old driver made his racing debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a bandolero car in 2006.
Gobble, Gobble ... The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet will sport a different look this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on board. Bass Pro Shops and the NWTF work together in wildlife habitat conservation in an effort to preserve North America's wild turkey population. The NWTF was founded in 1973 in Edgefield, S.C., and has since expanded to having local chapters in every state and Canada. Today, the NWTF has helped preserve almost 17 million acres of habitat land.
NASCAR Day is May 17... Join Dillon in celebrating 10 years of NASCAR Day by picking up a limited edition collectable pin designed by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. Fans can purchase a NASCAR Day pin for a $10 donation to the NASCAR Foundation at a local Camping World SuperCenter or online at NASCAR.com/foundation. Donations from the pins will help children across the country live happier, healthier lives.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with older brother Austin Dillon, and grandfather Richard Childress, at the Bass Pro Shops located at 8181 Concord Mills Blvd in Concord, N.C. The trio will sign autographs for fans beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 20.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
You've had three weeks off from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. What do you expect this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway? "I'm looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet this weekend at Charlotte (Motor Speedway). I raced two NASCAR Nationwide Series events with the No. 33 RCR team during the break, and that helped me stay sharp in the driver's seat. This No. 3 team won the pole award here last year, so we have a lot of good notes and a great place to start for this year. I hope to bring home the pole award and the win this time around."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet SS at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 024 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Friday night's event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Gaughan most recently drove this Chevrolet to a fourth-place result at Kansas Speedway in April.
Charlotte Stats ... The Friday night event will mark Gaughan's eighth Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track dating back to 2003. Throughout the years, the Las Vegas native has collected two top-five and three top-10 finishes and completed 82.9 percent (786 of 948) of the laps contested. Gaughan holds a 20.3 average starting position paired with a 14.9 average finishing position.
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.
Keepin' it Clean in Sin City ... Did you know guests of the 2,163-room hotel and casino go through 15,200 washcloths per week? It appears that South Point Hotel & Casino patrons like to keep it clean while they enjoy a visit to Sin City.
Enjoying Some Not-So Downtime ... Gaughan didn't sit idle during the three-week break in the Truck Series schedule. He teamed up with father Michael Gaughan to compete in the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. Following four days of racing, the duo finished fourth in their class (Vintage Open Truck-SUV). Gaughan followed up his trip to the desert by heading to the ocean, where the avid diver enjoyed a scuba vacation with friends and family.
Race Rewind: Kansas Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team earned a fourth-place finish in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway after spending a majority of the day running in the top 10.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway? "I can't wait to get back into the truck this weekend. We were riding high on so much momentum before the break in the schedule with back-to-back top-five finishes. I really enjoy the style of racing that comes with these intermediate style tracks, so Charlotte (Motor Speedway) should be a good race for us. My team has worked so hard this season, and as long as we continue to collect solid finishes it won't be long before we can go to Victory Lane."