Richard Childress Racing
August 5, 2012
Ty Dillon Battles Back for Top-10 Finish at Pocono Raceway
"I can't say enough about how proud I am of Marcus Richmond (crew chief), and the entire team."
Start - 2
Finish - 6
Laps Led - 0
Points - 2
After suffering damage from a lap-one incident, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team finished sixth in the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway. Dillon started the 50-lap affair from the second position but was shuffled up the race track on the start, causing minor damage to the left-front fender and splitter and forcing him into the turn-one wall. Dillon was scored in the 13th position on lap two and reported a tight-handling condition on the black and orange machine. Despite the handling issues, the 20-year-old driver was able to march his way back into the top 10 by lap 19 while posting lap times faster than the leader. The Marcus Richmond-led team was called to pit road under green-flag conditions on lap 23 for right-side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. While on pit road, the No. 3 crew performed additional repairs to the front-end damage to assist the handling of the Chevrolet. Dillon returned to pit road again, on lap 28, for further repairs and four fresh tires. Armed with new dancing shoes, Dillon drove through the field to the sixth position where he would cross the finish line. With Dillon's sixth-place finish, he is second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, eight markers out of the lead.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
"The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team proved today that we have what it takes to be a championship team. We had to battle back from the start of the race to earn this top-10 finish. I can't say enough about how proud I am of Marcus Richmond (crew chief), and the entire team. I'm really happy for Joey Coulter, and the No. 22 team. They've worked really hard to earn that win. It's awesome to see him go to Victory Lane."