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July 14, 2013

Truck Series Post Race Report for Iowa Speedway

Read how Ty and Brendan ended up where they did in Corn Country on Saturday night

                                 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen
Iowa Speedway   
July 13, 2013

Race Highlights:

* Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 16th (Ty Dillon) and 31st (Brendan Gaughan).
* Dillon is fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 48 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks ninth in the standings, 77 points out of the top spot.
* The No. 3 Chevrolet team is fifth in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team 12th in the standings.
* According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned the third-highest Driver Rating (118.8), while Gaughan ranked 12th with a rating of 81.1.
* Combined, Dillon and Gaughan posted the Fastest Laps Run 41 times during the event, ranking them first and ninth, respectively.
* Dillon scored the highest Average Running Position of 2.270, was the Fastest Driver Early in a Run and led the most laps (65).
* Timothy Peters claimed the victory at Iowa Speedway and was followed to the line by Erik Jones, James Buescher, Ron Hornaday Jr., and Chase Elliott.
* The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 24. The 10th race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network.

                     Ty Dillon Salvages 16th-Place Finish in Corn Country

After leading laps and racing within the top-10 for the majority of the event, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team suffered damage in the last three laps of the race at Iowa Speedway extinguishing the chances of a top-five finish. Dillon scored the third-fastest time in qualifying and immediately showed the speed of the Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet from the beginning of the 200-lap affair. The first caution of the night waved on lap 54 and Dillon was called to pit road by crew chief Marcus Richmond for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to alleviate handling issues due to changing track conditions. A fast stop by the No. 3 team earned Dillon the top spot on the ensuing restart. Dillon paced the field for the next 58 circuits around the Newton, Iowa facility. After taking a little extra time on pit road under yellow flag conditions on lap 112 to pack the black and orange machine full of fuel, Dillon restarted second but quickly jumped back to the lead on lap 173. Dillon had put a three-truck length lead on the field when another caution slowed the drivers on lap 191. Dillon was shuffled back to third on the restart and began his trek back to the front when contact was made with another competitor with three laps remaining. The contact forced Dillon into the outside wall, resulting in damage to the right-side of the truck. The Richard Childress Racing driver nursed his battered machine back to the checkered flag in the 16th position.

                    Start - 3         Finish - 16           Laps Led - 65         Points - 4th

TY DILLON QUOTE
: "Despite the finish this week, this Bass Pro Shops team has a lot to be proud of. We had a really fast truck and could have contended for the win there at the end. The No. 51 just got into us and sent us up the track. Once I hit the marbles, I didn't have anywhere to go besides into the wall. We've had great trucks the last few weeks and this is only the beginning. I can't wait to get to Eldora Speedway and see what we can put together there."

                          Brendan Gaughan Finishes 31st at Iowa Speedway

 Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team suffered damage from an incident in the early stages of the 200-lap event at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, relegating them to a 31st-place finish. Starting from the fourth spot, Gaughan maintained a position within the top 10 during the early laps. While rounding the 0.875-mile track on lap 60, he made contact with another competitor sending the black and gold machine into the outside wall. Crew chief Shane Wilson directed the Las Vegas native to pit road to assess the damage. The No. 62 pit crew went to work repairing the right-side of the Chevrolet. Gaughan returned to the racing surface four laps later, but quickly reported the steering was impacted during the incident. Gaughan took his South Point Hotel & Casino truck to the garage area for further repairs. The Richard Childress Racing driver returned to racing action on lap 105, 41 laps down to the leaders. With limited time to make up lost track position, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team settled for a 31st-place result.

                         Start - 4         Finish - 31         Laps Led - 0         Points - 9th

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
"We had a really solid truck tonight at Iowa Speedway. I hate it for this South Point Hotel & Casino team. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The guys worked really hard to get us back out on track as fast as they could. We just couldn't make up the ground we lost. We're going to keep moving forward and work hard. The good finishes will come back to us."

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