Richard Childress Racing
Camping World Truck Series Report from Bristol
August 22, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bristol Motor Speedway
August 21, 2013
- Richard Childress Racing teammates finished sixth (Ty Dillon) and 16th (Brendan Gaughan).
- Dillon is fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 58 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks eighth in the standings, 80 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 10th in the standings.
- Combined, Gaughan and Dillon made 65 Green Flag Passes during the 200-lap affair, ranking them fourth and 11th respectively.
- Dillon ranked second in the Closers category.
- Gaughan was the ninth-Fastest Driver Late in a Run.
- Kyle Busch took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by Timothy Peters, Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter and Chase Elliott.
- The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, September 1. The 14th race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
Dillon Finishes Sixth Under the Lights at Bristol
After spinning in the late stages of the UNOH 200, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team battled to a sixth-place finish under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway. Starting the 200-lap affair from the third position, Dillon quickly reported a loose-handling condition to the Marcus Richmond-led crew and fell to the 12th position. The Richard Childress Racing team utilized caution periods to service the black and orange Chevrolet with four tires, fuel and chassis adjustments to alleviate the ill-handling machine. Dillon was passing for position on lap 82 when he was forced up the track and spun as he was exiting the corner. Richmond called the 21-year-old driver to pit road for fresh tires and an additional splash of fuel. Restarting from the 22nd position, Dillon began his trek back through the field. He picked off one position at a time and was scored in the 12th spot when the caution flag was displayed to the field on lap 177. Richmond directed Dillon to the attention of the No. 3 pit crew for two tires and fuel under caution. The quick pit strategy allotted the Welcome, N.C., native the sixth spot on the ensuing restart. As the field took the green flag, multiple drivers ran out of fuel and brought out the caution flag. Dillon was boosted to the third position but slipped back to sixth as he fought handling issues. Tonight's sixth-place result is Dillon's seventh top-10 finish of the season.
Start - 3 Finish - 6 Laps Led - 0 Points - 4
TY DILLON QUOTE:
"We salvaged another good finish today after what looked like a bad night. As a team, we need to be proud of the last two weeks. We picked up the pieces and battled back to have two strong finishes. These are the kind of nights we need to remind us of what we're working towards. This Bass Pro Shops team is still in it, and we're going to keep battling to Homestead (Miami Speedway)."
Gaughan Finishes 16th at Bristol Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team settled for a 16th-place finish under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night after battling handling issues during the 200-lap event. Starting from 13th position, the Las Vegas native remained in the top 20 of the running order during the early laps while battling a tight-handling black and gold Chevrolet Silverado. Crew chief Shane Wilson called his driver to pit road on lap 73 for four tires, fuel and a round of chassis adjustments to combat the handling issues his driver was facing. A speedy pit stop by the pit crew gained the team valuable track position, allowing Gaughan to line up 10th for the ensuing restart. When green-flag racing resumed, the tight-handling condition persisted and caused the Richard Childress Racing driver to brush the outside wall and fall back to the 18th spot. Gaughan continued to struggle with the handling of the truck during the final laps, ultimately crossing the finish line in the 16th position. Following the race at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Gaughan dropped two positions, to eighth, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Start - 13 Finish - 16 Laps Led - 0 Points - 8
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
"This was definitely not the showing we wanted to have at Bristol (Motor Speedway) today. We struggled during both practice sessions, and figured a few things out before qualifying. We were tight during the race and just couldn't get the right balance in the truck. I have to give the South Point Hotel & Casino boys credit, they worked extremely hard today and the pit crew gained us some track position on pit road, but I spent the race battling a tight-handling truck and just couldn't keep it up front."