Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Iowa Speedway
July 9, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: American Ethanol 200
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Location: Iowa Speedway
Richard Childress Racing at Iowa Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 10 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Iowa Speedway collecting one pole award, one victory, four top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds an 11th-place average starting position, coupled with an 8.7 average finishing position and has completed 99.8 percent (2,001 of 2,005) of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 290 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 28 wins, 37 pole awards, 110 top-five finishes and 179 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.
Points Racin' ... With eight Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 40 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is seventh in the standings, 52 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fourth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is eighth.
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 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, July 13 beginning at 8:30 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
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 025 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. This Chevrolet was previously run as a No. 2 machine for RCR. During the 2012 off-season, it was transformed into a No. 3 Chevrolet and will make its first paces with Dillon this weekend.
Iowa Nuggets ... This week's 200-lap event marks Dillon's fifth appearance at the Newton, Iowa-based facility. Dillon has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile track in the Camping World Truck Series where he garnered one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He also holds one victory, one pole award and two top-five finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway.
Winner, Winner ... Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team earned the victory two weeks ago in the Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The 21-year-old driver drove through the field from the 22nd position and passed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch for the lead on lap 125. Never looking back, Dillon took the checkered flag in the Bluegrass State marking his first Truck Series win of the 2013 season.
Welcome Home ... Rear-tire carrier Justin Voss returns home this weekend as the Camping World Truck Series heads to Iowa Speedway. Voss hails from Parkersburg, Iowa and currently calls North Carolina home. The 2013 season marks Voss' fourth year at RCR. During the week, Voss works in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shop as a fabricator and travels with the No. 3 team on the weekends as the rear-tire carrier.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon is schedule to participate in a question-and-answer session at the Team Chevy Stage on Saturday, July 13 beginning at 2 p.m. Central Time. Following the Q&A session, Dillon will sign autographs with fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers at an autograph session held under the Turn 4 grandstands at Iowa Speedway.
Nationwide Racing ... Dillon spent the off weekend in the Camping World Truck Series schedule at Daytona International Speedway with the RCR NASCAR Nationwide Series team. The Truck Series regular piloted the No. 33 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet to a 27th-place finish after being involved in a last-lap incident at the superspeedway.
TY DILLON QUOTE
You've had some success at Iowa Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and run twice here in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. That must give you confidence heading into this weekend's race? "Yes, that gives me and my team a lot of confidence. I've always liked coming to Iowa (Speedway). The fans are great here and the racing is awesome. We're really trying to ride the momentum from the win at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago. It was a huge confidence booster for the team. I know we can work hard and get us back to victory lane this weekend in Iowa."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 009 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the American Ethanol 200 on Saturday afternoon. This Chevrolet was last utilized in 2012 by the No. 22 team at Bristol Motor Speedway and driven to a fourth-place result.
Racing in the Corn Fields ... Gaughan's lone start at Iowa Speedway came in 2011. Starting from the 19th position and finishing 16th, the Las Vegas native went on to complete 100 percent of the laps contested.
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.
Popcorn! Get Your Popcorn! ... In 2012, more than 10,000 buckets of popcorn were served to event attendees in the South Point Arena.
Get Your Sharpie Ready ... Fans will have an opportunity to meet Gaughan and other Camping World Truck Series drivers during a NASCAR autograph session on Saturday, July 13 from 2:30-3:15 p.m. Central Time under the Turn 4 Grandstands.
In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team brought home a 27th-place finish in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway after starting from the fourth position and overcoming mechanical issues early in the race.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on racing at Iowa Speedway? "I haven't run a lot of laps at Iowa Speedway, but it's a really fun track to go to. I had the privilege to be teammates with Rusty Wallace, and race for him, so I had the opportunity to watch him build that track and see everything that went into constructing it from the ground up. Iowa is really like the racing version of "The Field of Dreams", if you build it, they will come. The fans in Iowa are amazing. Those fans are proof that if you give them a good deal and a great show, they will be there for each event. I'm looking forward to heading back to see what the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino boys and I can accomplish there."