Richard Childress Racing
Nationwide Series Preview for Darlington Raceway
May 7, 2013
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes
Race: VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200
Date: May 10, 2013
Location: Darlington Raceway
Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Darlington Raceway ... In 34 Nationwide Series starts at Darlington Raceway, Richard Childress Racing has earned nine top-five and 16 top-10 finishes but remains winless at the 1.366-mile track. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization has one pole award (Kevin Harvick - 2003).
RCR in the NNS ... In 891 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts through the last 15 years, Richard Childress Racing has earned 65 wins, 303 top-five finishes, 502 top-10 finishes and 42 pole awards with an average starting position of 12.1 and an average finishing position of 12.5 among all races contested. RCR earned the Nationwide Series driver points championships in 2001 and 2006 with Harvick and in 2008 with Clint Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner's title in 2003 with Johnny Sauter and Harvick, and again in 2007 with Burton and Scott Wimmer.
The Season So Far ... In the eight races contested this season, RCR has earned one win in the Nationwide Series, with Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway, along with six top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. The organization has led 159 laps in 2013.
Get to the Points ... Austin Dillon is ranked sixth in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Regan Smith by 48 points, while Brian Scott is seventh, 51 points out of the lead. In the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, the No. 33 Chevrolet team ranks sixth, while the No. 3 team ranks ninth and the No. 2 team ranks 10th.
Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news and information, and to view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages - @RCR2BScott, @RCR3ADillon and @RCR33NNS, RCR's NNS driver Twitter pages - @BScottRacing, @AustinDillon3 and @TyDillon and the official Facebook fan pages - facebook.com/BScottRacing, facebook.com/austindillon3 and facebook.com/TyDillonMotorsports
Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 10; and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Satellite Radio.
No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's Shore Lodge Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway ... Brian Scott will pilot chassis No. 126 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in Friday evening's VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Texas Motor Speedway where Scott started 20th and earned an 11th-place finish.
History with the "Lady in Black" ... The 25-year-old Chevrolet driver has four previous Nationwide Series starts at Darlington Raceway, where he has one top-10 finish (seventh in 2012) to his credit.
Point Out the Points ... After eight races in the 2013 season, Scott is currently seventh in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, 51 markers out of first.
Best Career Start ... After the first eight Nationwide Series events of 2013, Scott is experiencing the strongest start to a season in his career. The Boise, Idaho native boasts five top-10 finishes, 10 laps led, and average finishing spot of 12.8.
Lodging in Idaho ... Shore Lodge will serve as primary sponsor for Scott and the No. 2 team this Friday night at Darlington Raceway. Set on the southern shore of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, four seasons of adventure await at this idyllic location. A family favorite since 1948, the travel destination allows guests to enjoy the spectacular views, friendly service and generous accommodations at the lake front resort. Shore Lodge serves as the perfect mixture of adventure and luxury featuring 26 spa adventures, fitness studio, golf privileges at Whitetail Club, jet skiing, and a private beach for guests.
Last Time at the track "Too Tough to Tame" ... One year ago, the 25-year-old Nationwide Series regular started the 147-lap event from his best starting spot, seventh, and brought home his best finishing postion, seventh, at the 1.366-mile
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
What have your experiences been at Darlington Raceway? "Darlington has always been a challenging place for me; I'm cautious about heading there with high expectations. My goal would be to come away with a top-10 and a solid finish in the point standings. It's a place where track position is really important. I came home with a top-10 there last year, so I know I'm capable of good runs. If we get out front late in the race, I'll feel a lot better about it."
No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's AdvoCare Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 105 in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200. In 2012, Dillon raced this Chevrolet to a fourth-place finish at Iowa Speedway in May and a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in March.
Dillon at Darlington Raceway ... In Dillon's lone Nationwide Series appearance at Darlington Raceway in 2012, he started third and earned a fifth-place finish. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has two starts at the track in the Truck Series. He earned his best finish of fifth in August 2010, coupled with a 15th-place result in March 2011.
Spark your Engines ... Dillon and the RCR team will sport the colors of award-winning premier health and wellness company AdvoCare on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway. AdvoCare offers nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dillon trains with AdvoCare products throughout the week and is a distributor as well. For more information about Dillon's favorite products, including Spark, Rehydrate, meal replacement bars and Post-Workout Recovery, visit http://www.AdvoCare.com.
AdvoCare Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma ... If Dillon wins this weekend's Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway, AdvoCare will make a $5,000 donation to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The health and wellness company will pledge $2,000 to CIPT for a top-five finish and $1,000 for a top-10 finish. So far this season, the No. 3 team has raised $7,000 towards the cause. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and AdvoCare's generous donations are aimed at helping to raise awareness for pediatric trauma, the No. 1 killer of children in America. You can help save the lives of injured children by making a contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: donate $33 in honor of Dillon via his website, or text WIN to 80077 to make a $10 donation.
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to take part in a Question-and-Answer session on the Team Chevrolet Stage at Darlington Raceway at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, along with his teammate and brother, Ty Dillon.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
How do you like old school racing at Darlington Raceway? "I enjoy Darlington Raceway. They call it the Lady in Black and it's a cool track because it's a place where you have to be really patient. You're running right up against the wall and there is a lot of speed there. I enjoy racing there and I can't wait to get there."
If you don't get a stripe at Darlington Raceway do you feel like you haven't really been there? "No, actually I've ran two or three races there now and I don't even think I've gotten one, and I've ran in the top five in all three races. A Darlington stripe is coming surely, I will have one before long. When you get out there by that wall, you are carrying so much speed it's inevitable."
No. 33 Armour/Hungry-Man Chevrolet Camaro
This Week's Armour/Hungry-Man Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 112 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series event. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was driven by Dillon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, where he earned an 11th-place finish.
Darlington Details ... This weekend's VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 marks Dillon first career appearance at Darlington Raceway. The Welcome, N.C., native will make his first competitive laps at the 1.366-mile track during Friday's practice session.
Enjoy the Tastes of Victory ... Armour® and Hungry-Man® are giving fans an opportunity to enjoy the tastes of victory and win a custom designed 2013 Chevrolet Camaro featuring Armour®/Hungry-Man® paint scheme. Now through Sept. 16, fans can enter for a chance to win one of 33 monthly prizes including: die-cast cars, gift cards/certificates, Armour apparel gift packs and more. At the end of the seven-month promotion, five finalists will be selected at random to receive an all-expense-paid, four-day, three-night trip for two to Charlotte, N.C. in October. The five finalists will have a chance to win the grand prize, a custom designed 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. Fans 18 years of age and older, within the continental United States, can enter the promotion once a month at www.thetastestofvictory.com, or by completing the official entry form found at participating retailers that carry Armour® and Hungry-Man® products. For official rules visit, www.thetastesofvictory.com.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Question-and-Answer session with RCR teammate and older brother, Austin Dillon on Friday, May 10 at the Team Chevy Stage at Darlington Raceway. The 21-year old driver will take questions from the audience beginning at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
This is your first start at Darlington Raceway, what are your thoughts for this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event? "I'm looking forward to driving the No. 33 RCR Chevrolet two weekends in a row. I think it's really going to help not having a few weekends off between (NASCAR) Nationwide Series races. We had a strong run last weekend at Talladega (Superspeedway) and got caught up in an incident. I'm going to use that momentum going into this weekend's race at Darlington (Raceway). This is also the first race with Armour/Hungry-Man, so we're hoping to put on a good show for them."