Richard Childress Racing
RCR Truck Preview for Kansas Speedway
April 16, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: SFP 250
Date: April 20, 2013
Location: Kansas Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 280 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 27 wins, 37 pole awards, 103 top-five finishes and 171 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 9.6 and an average finishing position of 10.3.
RCR at Kansas Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has six previous Camping World Truck Series starts at Kansas Speedway collecting two pole awards, one top-five and three top-10. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 4.5 average starting position coupled with a 10.5 average finishing position and completed 99.8 percent (1,000 of 1,002) of laps contested.
Points Racin' ... With three Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Dillon is tied for sixth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 37 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 12th in the standings, 47 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is seventh in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is in the 19th position.
Social Media ...To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's NASCAR 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 SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is the same chassis Dillon drove to his first Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August 2012. He also collected two top-five finishes at Kentucky Speedway (September) and Texas Motor Speedway (November).
Kansas Nuggets ... This weekend's 167-lap event marks Dillon's fourth appearance at the 1.5-mile facility. Dillon made his first Kansas Speedway start in the Camping World Truck Series last year and earned a ninth-place finish. He also has two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts, garnering a victory and two top-10 finishes.
Celebrating Earth Day ... With the help of Drive4COPD, Dillon and his older brother Austin are taking part in NASCAR's Race to Green campaign, a fully-integrated and massive national tree planting initiative designed to engage the NASCAR industry and excite fans. The month-long initiative focuses heavily on sustainability programs that NASCAR, the industry and a wide range of partners have in place to help reduce the sport's carbon footprint. COPD is helping to reduce the sport's footprint by donating five trees for each lap the Dillon brothers lead during the month of April.
10th Anniversary ... Join Dillon in celebrating 10 years of NASCAR Day by picking up a limited edition collectable pin designed by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. Fans can purchase a NASCAR Day pin for a $10 donation to the NASCAR Foundation at a local Camping World SuperCenter or online at NASCAR.com/foundation. Donations from the pins will help children across the country live happier, healthier lives.
Meet the Driver ... Fans will have the opportunity to meet Dillon this Thursday, April 18 at the Bass Pro Shops located at 18001 Bass Pro Drive in Independence, Mo. at 6 p.m. Central Time. Dillon will also participate in a question-and-answer session at the Team Chevy stage at Kansas Speedway on Friday, April 19 at 3:45 p.m. CT.
Race Rewind: Rockingham ... The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team ran as high as second in the Sunday afternoon spectacle at "The Rock." But, when a late-race caution set the field for a green-white-checkered finish, Dillon was shuffled back in the running order and crossed the finish line in the 12th position.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
Looking ahead to Kansas Speedway, talk about your expectations for this weekend?
"Our intermediate track program has made a lot of progress this year. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of the season and seeing what we can do this weekend in Kansas. We're hoping to turn our season around with a solid finish and keep the momentum going into May."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No. 024 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the SFP 250. This former No. 22 machine was raced five times during the 2012 season: Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, Texas Motor Speedway in June and November, Chicagoland Speedway in July and Kentucky Speedway in September.
Racing in the Heartland ... Gaughan will make his ninth Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track on Saturday afternoon. Since 2001, the veteran driver has collected one top-five and five top-10 finishes at the Kansas City, Kan.-based facility. Gaughan holds a 21.6 average starting position coupled with an average finishing position of 12.2, has completed 88.9 percent (1,190 of 1,339) of the laps contested and led 17 laps.
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, visitwww.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
Not Just for Horses ... The South Point Arena & Equestrian Center once held 700,000 gallons of water for a Jet Ski Race.
Professor for a Day ... On Monday, April 15, Gaughan took on a new role as interim college professor at Elon University in Elon, N.C. The two-time championship driver participated in a lecture focused on all things NASCAR. Gaughan shared his insights and experiences from his years of being involved in the racing industry.
Reality TV Star ... Gaughan will appear in an episode of the USA Network's "The Moment" on Thursday, April 18 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The Las Vegas native acts as mentor for one man whose dream is to become a professional race car driver. The new series features host Kurt Warner, who seeks out individuals that deserve a second chance at living out their dreams.
Live on the Main Stage ... Fans can join Gaughan at the Team Chevy Stage located in the Kansas Speedway fan display for a question-and-answer session from 3:45-4 p.m. Central Time (4:45-5 ET) on Friday, April 19.
Race Rewind: "The Rock" ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet crossed the finish line third in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Rockingham Speedway Sunday afternoon, earning his first top-five finish of the season.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
Share your thoughts on racing at Kansas Speedway?
"Mile-and-a-half tracks have always been my forte. I didn't get to run this race last year, so this will be my first race at Kansas Speedway since they repaved it. I've been told that the track is smooth and it has a progressive banking, which makes it similar to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I love racing these fast 1.5-mile tracks. This will be my first 1.5-mile race back with Shane Wilson (crew chief), so I'm hoping we remember how to do this."