Richard Childress Racing
Camping World Truck Series Preview for Chicagoland
September 10, 2013
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: EnjoyIllinois.com 225
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Location: Chicagoland Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Chicagoland Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has six previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, collecting one victory, two top-five and three top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 4.8 average starting position, coupled with an 8.5 average finishing position and has completed 100 percent of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 304 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 113 top-five and 185 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 9.5 and an average finishing position of 10.4.
Points Racin' ... With 15 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 58 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 10th in the standings, 105 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 13th.
The 1 is Here ... Launched on Aug. 17, Fox Sports 1 was introduced to an estimated 90 million homes, bringing sports fans NASCAR action along with MLB, UFC, College Football, College Basketball and Soccer coverage. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events will be televised on the new network for the remainder of the season. FS1 will continue to provide on-track coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series along with ancillary programming such as Race Hub, RaceDay, Victory Lane and the Set Up.
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 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, Sept. 13 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1, and also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 019 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to victory lane at Kentucky Speedway earlier this season.
Windy City Details ... This weekend's 150-lap race marks Dillon's second Camping World Truck Series appearance at the Joliet, Ill.-based facility. In his first Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, Dillon started third and finished 12th. Dillon has also competed in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at the track in 2011, where he earned the pole award and made a trip to victory lane after leading for 16 circuits.
Can I Have Your Autograph? ... Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs at Bass Pro Shops located at 709 Janes Ave. in Bolingbrook, Ill., on September 12 beginning at 6 p.m. Central Time before competing in the EnjoyIllinios.com 225 on Friday evening.
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.
A Little R&R ... Following Friday night's race at Chicagoland Speedway, Dillon and his older brother Austin are scheduled to travel to Colorado to kick off bow season with Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. The group will visit Trinchera Ranch, one of the largest parks committed to conserving wildlife, and hunt for elk throughout their trip.
Corn Country Recap ... Dillon survived alternator issues and two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish to earn a third-place finish at Iowa Speedway. This third-place result marks Dillon's fifth top-five finish of the season.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
With seven races left in the season, what are your thoughts heading into the final stretch of the year before championship weekend?
"We've had some really fast trucks recently. We just haven't gotten the finishes that we deserved. Last weekend was a true testament to how hard this Bass Pro Shops team works each week. They could have given up after our alternator died, but they kept their heads up and kept digging. This is what a championship caliber team is made out of. We're not out of this thing yet. We'll keep working towards wins and those wins will get us closer to the championship."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Chicagoland Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 020 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Kentucky Speedway in June where a mechanical issue relegated the No. 62 team to a 27th-place finish.
Racing in the Windy City ... Gaughan has two previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval (2011 and 2012). Between those two appearances, the Las Vegas native has earned one top-five and one top-10 finish, has an 11.5 average starting position coupled with an eighth-place average finishing position, has completed 99.7 percent (299 of 300) of the laps contested and is credited with 83 laps led.
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 a 90,000 square foot 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 is more than 15,000 miles of lighted neon tubing on The Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas.
In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home a 24th-place result at Iowa Speedway after battling handling issues, surviving a blown tire and being involved in a late-race incident.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Chicagoland Speedway?
"Chicagoland Speedway is one of those types of tracks that I really like because the mile-and-a-half tracks are my kind of place. Even though these types of tracks fit me so well, Chicagoland is actually its own unique animal because both straightaways are bent, it's more like an egg shape than an actual oval. It makes for a very unique race, and I can't wait to get back there in Richard Childress Racing prepared type equipment."