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July 25, 2013

WINNING Truck Post Race Report for Eldora Speedway

Read how Austin won, Brendan top fived and Ty got spun out of contention

                                     NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Mudsummer Classic
Eldora Speedway
July 25, 2013

Race Highlights:

•Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Austin Dillon), sixth (Brendan Gaughan) and 16th (Ty Dillon).
•T. Dillon is fourth in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, trailing leader Matt Crafton by 56 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is seventh in the standings, 74 points behind the leader.
•The No. 3 Chevrolet team ranks fifth in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team eighth in the standings.
•According to NASCAR's Post Race Loop Data Statistics, A. Dillon was Fastest on Restarts (72.021 mph), earned the second-highest Driver Rating (127.3), was the second-Fastest Driver Late in a Run (86.278 mph),
•Gaughan made 22 Quality Passes, ranking him fifth.
•T. Dillon ranked second in Green Flag Passes with 42 and had the sixth-best Speed in Traffic.
•Combined, the RCR entries posted the Fastest Laps for 36 circuits with A. Dillon (26), Gaughan (five) and T. Dillon (five).
•A Dillon earned his first victory of the 2013 Camping World Truck Series season and was followed to the finish line by Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Joey Coulter and Gaughan.
•The next Camping World Truck Series race is the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, August 3rd. The 11th race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on SPEED beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Satellite Radio Channel 90.

                            Ty Dillon Finishes 16th at Eldora Speedway

Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team were collected in a late-race incident costing them valuable track position and resulting in a 16th-place finish in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway. After finishing fourth in his qualifying heat race, Dillon started the 150-lap event from the 15th position. The Richard Childress Racing driver reported neutral handling conditions to the Marcus Richmond-led team throughout the first 60-lap segment. Dillon was scored in the 10th position when the first caution flag was displayed signaling the end of the first leg of the event. Armed with four new dancing shoes and fuel, Dillon continued his trek to the front of the field. As Dillon was rounding the half-mile dirt oval on lap 116, he was collected by another competitor spinning in turn two, sending the black and orange Chevrolet into the wall. Sustaining minimal damage, Richmond called for Dillon to remain on the racing surface forcing the team to restart in the 19th position on the ensuing green flag. With less than 30 laps remaining in the event, Dillon was able to advance three positions, to 16th, before crossing the finish line.

      Start - 15           Finish - 16     Laps Led - 0         Points Position - 4th

TY DILLON QUOTE
: "This was definitely an experience I'll never forget. It was awesome being able to race the trucks on dirt. My two worlds collided tonight, and it was a lot of fun. I'm so glad NASCAR was able to put this show on for all the fans here at Eldora (Speedway). I wish we could have taken home the trophy tonight, but we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team worked really hard to put together a fast truck. We were turning faster times than the leader before we got caught up in that wreck. I'm really happy for my brother Austin (Dillon) on earning the inaugural win. I'm glad we could experience this together."

                    Austin Dillon Wins in No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet

Making his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since earning the 2011 driving championship, Austin Dillon earned a memorable and historic race win in the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet on Wednesday evening at Eldora Speedway. The eldest grandson of Richard Childress drove from the 19th starting spot to Victory Lane, winning the first NASCAR national series race on dirt since 1970. Dillon advanced to sixth by lap 31 on the initial start, posting some of the fastest lap times in the 30-truck field. He was scored in the fourth position by the time the caution flag waved on lap 54, signaling the end of the first of three pre-designated segments. During the segment break, the Danny Stockman-led crew pitted for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Restarting from the fourth position for the second segment, Dillon took the race lead on lap 89 just as the caution flag was displayed to the field for an incident. He led the field to the restart on lap 96 and remained the race leader through the remainder of the second and third segments, surviving a green-white-checkered restart that extended the race three laps past its advertised distance to secure the win.

                Start - 19          Finish - 1         Laps Led - 64        Points - N/A         

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE
: "It's amazing, I love this dirt racing. It's so much fun. This is real racing right here. We started 19th and had to come from a long way. My American Ethanol truck could turn a little earlier in the middle and had drive, so that's where I could pass."

                     Gaughan Earns Fifth-Place Result at Eldora Speedway

Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet picked up their sixth top-five finish of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in the Inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night. The Las Vegas native started the scheduled 150-lap event from the eighth position, after finishing second in his respective qualifying heat race earlier in the evening. Gaughan maintained a position within the top-10 of the running order during the first 60-lap segment of the event, and brought the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado to pit road during the competition caution between segments for four tires, fuel and chassis adjustments to tighten up the truck. The Richard Childress Racing driver returned to the track in the eighth position for the second 50-lap segment. As green-flag racing resumed, Gaughan continued to hold onto a spot within the top-10, breaking into the top five just prior to the conclusion of the second segment on lap 110. The pit crew serviced the black and gold machine during the second scheduled competition caution with four tires, fuel and a round a chassis adjustments to free up the handling for the final 40-lap segment. Gaughan lined up fifth for the start of the final segment, but was shuffled back to the 10th position on lap 126. The veteran driver patiently worked his way toward the front of the pack moving into the sixth spot when the final caution of the evening waved on lap 149. Gaughan lined up fifth for the green-white-checkered finish, where he remained until the conclusion of the event. Following his top-five finish, Gaughan gained two positions in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings moving into the seventh spot.

                 Start - 8         Finish - 5         Laps Led - 0         Points - 7th

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
: "What mattered most about this event was that the fans had fun tonight. I can only hope they had as much fun tonight in the stands as I had in the truck. Our South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet was fast all night, and I just want to make it known that I passed Dave Blaney at Eldora Speedway. Shane (Wilson, crew chief) did a great job and we had the privilege of having Chad Haney and Stevie Reeves working with us tonight, two guys who have a lot of dirt track experience. Chad and Stevie really did a great job helping our team stay ahead of the track all night, and I can't thank this team enough for all of their hard work. This race was a lot of fun. I hope that we can do it again soon."

 
 

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