Richard Childress Racing
Camping World Truck Series Preview for Talladega
October 15, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Fred's 250
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Location: Talladega Superspeedway
Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Talladega Superspeedway ... Richard Childress Racing has six previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway, collecting one pole award, one top-five and four top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 6.8 average starting position, coupled with a 10.3 average finishing position and has completed 100 percent of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 308 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 39 pole awards, 28 wins, 115 top-five and 188 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 9.3 and an average finishing position of 10.4.
Points Racin' ... With five Camping World Truck Series events remaining in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 53 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 10th in the standings, 124 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fourth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 13th.
Vote for Team RCR ... Dillon and Gaughan are in the running for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver award. Fans can vote online at nascar.com/ncwtsmpd through Nov. 15. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced at the 2013 Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series awards banquet on Nov. 18 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
Fan Fest 2013... On Oct. 24, RCR will open their shop's doors for fans across the country for Fan Fest 2013. Fans will have the opportunity to meet drivers for a special autograph session. Wristbands for the autograph session will be distributed at 9 a.m. ET on a first-come-first-served basis. RCR will also provide fans with shops tours, pit crew demonstrations and interactive displays. For more information about Fan Fest 2013, visit www.facebook.com/events/295905500548092.
Social Media ...To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's 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 Fred's 250 powered by Coco-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, Oct. 19 beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 011 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Dillon earned the pole award with this RCR-prepared Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway last October. He has garnered three top-10 finishes with this chassis at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway last season.
Talladega Nuggets ... This weekend's 94-lap race marks Dillon's second Camping World Truck Series appearance at the Talladega, Ala., facility. In his first Camping World Truck Series race at the track last year, Dillon earned the pole award and finished fourth, after leading for 25 circuits.
Changin' It Up ... This weekend, Dillon will sport Ducks Unlimited on his No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Founded in 1937 when a small group of sportsmen joined together to help preserve the world's abundance of waterfowl. The group began its conservation efforts when the Dust Bowl hit North America and the great drought forced waterfowl populations to plunge to unprecedented levels. Since Ducks Unlimited began, they have helped preserve more than 12 million acres of land in North America.
Calling All Voters ... NASCAR's Most Popular Driver contest is underway. Cast your vote for Dillon at NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd. Fans may vote once every 24 hour period until Nov. 15.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs at Bass Pro Shops located at 5000 Bass Pro Blvd., in Leeds, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. Central Time. The Welcome, N.C., driver will also make an appearance at the Team Chevy stage at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. CT for a question-and-answer session.
Fan Fest 2013 ... Come out to RCR's Fan Fest 2013 on Oct. 24 and meet Dillon at 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a special autograph session. Wristbands for the autograph session will be distributed at 9 a.m. ET on a first-come-first-served basis. The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops pit crew will also be signing autographs beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The Outdoor World ... Bass Pro Shops, one of America's premier outdoor retailers, are projecting more than 20 new stores in areas across the United States and Canada including Seattle, Anchorage, Little Rock, Ark., Daytona Beach, Fla., and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. For more information on store locations, visit www.basspro.com.
TY DILLON QUOTE
After having two weeks off from racing is it hard to get back into the mindset, especially at Talladega Superspeedway? "Having any time off from racing is hard for drivers. You get going in a rhythm and carry your momentum from week-to-week, but when you have time off it takes a little extra time during practice to get back in the groove. Talladega (Superspeedway) is such a wild card race for us. Anything can happen at any moment. You just have to position yourself to be there at the end. That's exactly what we're going to try and do this weekend."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Talladega Superspeedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 053 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Fred's 250. The RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Dega Stats ... In four Camping World Truck Series starts, Gaughan has collected one top-10 finish. The Las Vegas native holds a 28.5 average starting position paired with an average finishing position of 14th, has completed 100 percent (376 of 376) laps contested and is credited with two laps led.
South Point Hotel & Casino ... Opened in December 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, visit www.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
A Las Vegas Did You Know ... There are more than 197,144 total slot machines in the city of Las Vegas.
Meet the Press ... Gaughan and team owner, Richard Childress, will be available to members of the media at 9 a.m. Central Time on Friday, Oct. 18 in the Talladega Superspeedway infield media center.
Sign Here, Please ... Gaughan is scheduled to sign autographs with fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers on Friday, Oct. 18 from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Central Time at the concourse under the OV Hill South Grandstand at Talladega Superspeedway.
In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... After starting sixth, gambling with pit strategy and leading 15 laps, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team finished eighth in the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on racing at Talladega Superspeedway? "It will be fun to get back on track after a couple of weeks off. I'm looking forward to racing at Talladega (Superspeedway) this weekend. It's a fast and smooth track, that's really exciting to race on because you're always wide open. I enjoy restrictor-plate racing, but it's such a crap shoot. You can do everything in your power to have a good run only to get caught up in the 'Big One' and ruin your whole day. I'm hoping with the power ECR provides us, we'll qualify well enough to be able to race up front, stay out of trouble and be there at the end to collect a solid finish."