Richard Childress Racing
Camping World Truck Series Preview for Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
August 27, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Location: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Richard Childress Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ... Sunday's spectacle will be Richard Childress Racing's first appearance at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in a NASCAR-sanctioned event. The inaugural event marks the first time in 13 years the Truck Series competes on a road course. However, RCR has road course starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, collecting four pole awards, seven wins, 41 top-five and 82 top-10 finishes in 191 starts.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 300 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 112 top-five and 184 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 13 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is fourth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 58 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is eighth in the standings, 80 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 10th.
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 Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is scheduled to be televised live on Sunday, September 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time 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 Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ... Ty Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 003 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250. This RCR-prepared Chevrolet was transformed into a road course machine during the off-season and will make its first paces at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Friday.
Left and Right Turns ... This weekend's 64-lap race marks the Camping World Truck Series first appearance at a road course venue in more than a decade. However, Dillon has two starts to his credit on a road course. Earlier this season, he competed in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at the 10-turn course, where he started 14th and finished seventh. Dillon also competed in a road course race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, earning an eighth-place result in 2011.
Over the Border ... 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.
Touring Canada ... Before heading to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Dillon, RCR teammate Brendan Gaughan and their teams will travel to the Chevrolet plant in Oshawa, Ontario on Thursday, Aug. 29. Dillon and Gaughan are scheduled to answer questions from gathered media beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. After media obligations, the teams will tour the engineering center where the Chevrolet Camaro was developed.
Double Duty ... Aside from his duties behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, Dillon will also pilot an entry in the Canadian Tire Series event prior to the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Bristol Recap ... Dillon competed in both the Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Bristol Motor Speedway last week. The Welcome, N.C., native collected two top-10 finishes while visiting The World's Fastest Half-Mile.
TY DILLON QUOTE
This weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event marks the first road course event for the Series in more than a decade. What are your thoughts about turning both left and right? "I'm excited to race the trucks on a road course. I've raced at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park earlier this season in the (NASCAR) Canadian Tire Series. It was a lot of fun, and I really learned how to get around there in a car. I think it'll help having that extra experience for this weekend's race."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Chevrolet Silverado 250. This RCR-prepared machine was last utilized during the 2012 season by the No. 3 team at Rockingham Speedway and Iowa Speedway.
Turning Left and Right ... Sunday afternoon's Camping World Truck Series event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park marks the first time the Camping World Truck Series has incorporated a road course into their schedule in more than a decade, and is the Las Vegas native's first time competing in a NASCAR truck at the Canada-based facility.
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 ... In 2012, the South Point Steak 'N Shake restaurant served 267,186 burgers.
Meet the Driver ... Fans will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with Gaughan this week at the 10-turn road course. The RCR driver is scheduled to sign autographs during a NASCAR autograph session with other Camping World Truck Series competitors on Saturday, August 31 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time in the Driver/Crew Chief Meeting tent located next to the Truck Series garage.
Chevrolet Pride ... Prior to heading to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Gaughan, RCR teammate Ty Dillon and their teams will travel to the Chevrolet plant in Oshawa, Ontario on Thursday, Aug. 29. Dillon and Gaughan are scheduled to answer questions from gathered media beginning at 2 p.m. ET. After media obligations, the teams will tour the engineering center where the Chevrolet Camaro was developed.
In the Rearview Mirror: Bristol Motor Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team settled for a 16th-place finish under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway after battling handling issues during the 200-lap event.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on going to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returning to a road-course racing facility? "First of all, Toronto is a just a beautiful city and I really like visiting and racing there. As far as the race track goes, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is one of those real style road courses. It's a track that penalizes you for not being very specific and exact. You can't get away with running over a curb and going 50 feet out of the way. It's going to be exciting to have the trucks back on a road course in more than a decade, and I'm really glad that I get to be a part of this event."