Richard Childress Racing
October 22, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview for Martinsville
Read what Brendan and Ty think about this weekend's upcoming short track race
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Kroger 200
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Location: Martinsville Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 310 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 39 pole awards, 28 wins, 115 top-five finishes 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.
RCR at Martinsville Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 19 previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the half-mile race track. In those 19 appearances, the Welcome, N.C.-based organization boasts three wins (Mike Skinner in 1996, Jay Sauter in 1998 and Kevin Harvick in March 2012). Accompanying those wins are two pole awards, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with a 99.3 percent (4,338 of 4,367) completion of the laps contested and 710 laps led. RCR holds a 12.2 average starting position coupled with a 10.1 average finishing position.
Points Racin' ... With four Camping World Truck Series events remaining in 2013, Ty Dillon is second in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 57 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 10th in the standings, 127 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.
2013 Fan Fest ... On Oct. 24, RCR will open their shop's doors for fans across the country for their 2013 Fan Fest. 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. Eastern Time 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 2013 Fan Fest, visit www.facebook.com/events/295905500548092.
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 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 Kroger 200 is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET 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 Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 021 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200. Dillon drove this Chevrolet on five different occasions throughout his Camping World Truck Series career, collecting two top-10 finishes.
Martinsville Nuggets ... This weekend's Kroger 200 marks Dillon's fourth Camping World Truck Series appearance at the half-mile facility. Dillon holds a 4.7 average starting position coupled with a 16th-place average finishing position. He has completed 99.1 percent (697 of 700) of the contested laps and earned one top-five finish.
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 make an appearance at the Team Chevy stage at Martinsville Speedway on Friday, Oct. 24 at 2:40 p.m. Eastern Time for a question-and-answer session. Following his Q&A, Dillon will sign autographs will fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers beginning at 3 p.m. in front of the main ticket office at the track.
Welcome Home ... Tracy Ramsey, the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops hauler driver, hails from Fredericksburg, Va., a town 217 miles from the Martinsville, Va., short track. Ramsey, an 11-year veteran of RCR, came to the No. 3 team from Jeff Burton's No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team where he worked as the tire specialist.
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
There are four races left in the season, what are your thoughts heading to Martinsville Speedway this weekend? "The season is coming to a close pretty quickly. We moved up a spot in the championship point standings after last week's race, but we really need to focus on winning races. I think if we can put together great races for the last four events, we might have a shot to be there at the end for this championship. I'm really proud of this Bass Pro Shops team. They've worked hard this season, and we're going to keep working hard until the checkered flag waves in Homestead (Miami Speedway)."
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. 061 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Kroger 200. The RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2012.
Martinsville Stats ... In 13 Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Gaughan has collected four top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 24.4 paired with an average finishing position of 14.2, has completed 99.9 percent (2,954 of 2,956) laps contested and is credited with seven 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 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 South Point Did You Know ... The South Point Arena & Equestrian Center has 1,200 climate controlled horse stalls, 30 warm water wash stalls, a vet clinic, a feed store and a show office where you can check into the hotel and receive bell service all while settling in your horse.
Sign Here, Please ... Gaughan is scheduled to sign autographs during RCR's Fan Fest on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time at the RCR campus in Welcome, N.C., along with Richard Childress and Jeff Burton. The Las Vegas native will also join fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers for a NASCAR autograph session on Friday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. ET in front of the Martinsville Speedway main ticket office.
In the Rearview Mirror: Talladega Superspeedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway after avoiding the 'Big One' on the final lap.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on racing at Martinsville Speedway? "I hate Martinsville (Speedway), but I do actually enjoy racing there more than I give it credit for. The people around Martinsville, Va., really love their racing and that's what's great about going to that area. The track packs the house and the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series puts on a great show. We had a chance to finish in the top five during the spring race, so we're going to go back there to try and get that extra three feet on the track that would have gotten us a second-place finish last time."