Richard Childress Racing
RCR Truck Preview for Rockingham Speedway
April 9, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Date: April 14, 2013
Location: Rockingham Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 278 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 27 wins, 37 pole awards, 102 top-five finishes and 170 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 Rockingham Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has three previous Camping World Truck Series starts at The Rock and holds a 19.3 average starting position coupled with a 10th-place average finishing position. At the inaugural race last year at the Rockingham, N.C.-based facility, RCR earned two top-10 finishes.
Points Racin' ... With two Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Dillon is eighth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 28 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 17th in the standings, 47 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is ninth 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 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at "The Rock" is scheduled to be televised live on Sunday, April 14 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 Rockingham Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 019 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock. Dillon drove this Chevrolet on four different occasions in 2012, collecting one pole award and four top-15 finishes.
Rockingham Details ... In the inaugural Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway last year,Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team started from the 12th position and finished eighth.
Green, Green, Green ... 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 and get 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.
Double Duty ... Aside from his Camping World Truck Series duties, Dillon will also pilot an entry in the UARA Stars event on Saturday, April 13 at Rockingham Speedway this weekend for Team Dillon Racing.
Race Rewind: Martinsville ... The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team battled a tight-handling Chevrolet during the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway relegating them to an 18th-place finish on Saturday afternoon.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
What are your thoughts heading back to Rockingham Speedway this weekend?
"I can't wait to get back to Rockingham (Speedway). The fans there were great last year. There was some really good racing. There's so much history there, I'd love to be able to bring home another win and be part of the rich history of Rockingham Speedway."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Rockingham Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. This former No. 22 entry was last driven to a third-place result in November at Phoenix International Raceway.
Feels Like the First Time ... Gaughan will make his first Camping World Truck Series-career start at Rockingham Speedway this weekend. While this is the Las Vegas native's first Truck Series appearance at the one-mile facility, he competed there in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2004 where he started 15th and finished 20th.
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.
Best Buffet in Town ... South Point Hotel & Casino features 11 restaurants that fit the tastes of any South Point Hotel & Casino guest. One of the most popular choices, the South Point Garden Buffet, served 1,014,337 guests in 2012.
Sign Away ... Prior to on-track activity beginning at "The Rock", Gaughan will participate in a NASCAR driver autograph session on Saturday, April 13 from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The session will take place at the large rock in front of the main ticket office on the speedway grounds.
Race Rewind: Martinsville ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected a 12th-place finish in the Kroger 250 Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway after starting 11th.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
This is your first Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway. What are your thoughts about running the race this weekend?
"I didn't get to race Rockingham (Speedway) in the Truck Series last season, so I'm really excited to go back to 'The Rock' this season. It's one of the most famous tracks in NASCAR and Andy Hillenburg has done a great job getting it back up and running. The track is old school, it's bumpy, it's mean, the tires wear out and it's a fun place to race. The goal is to go there and try to be fast. It's a fun place and a driver's style race track."