Richard Childress Racing
Camping World Truck Series Preview for Pocono
July 30, 2013
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Pocono Mountains 125
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Location: Pocono Raceway
Richard Childress Racing at Pocono Raceway ... Richard Childress Racing has six previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Pocono Raceway collecting one victory, two top-five and five top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a sixth-place average starting position, coupled with a 6.7 average finishing position and has completed 100 percent of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 294 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 28 wins, 37 pole awards, 111 top-five and 180 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 10 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is fourth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 56 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is seventh in the standings, 74 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth 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 Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway. Dillon drove this Chevrolet to his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. He has garnered four additional top-10 finishes with this RCR machine, including a runner-up finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
"Tricky Triangle" Stats ... This week's 60-lap race marks Dillon's fourth appearance at the Long Pond, Pa.-based facility. Dillon earned a sixth-place finish at the 2.5-mile track last year in the Camping World Truck Series event. The RCR driver has also competed at Pocono Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards collecting a fourth-place result and a victory.
Grand Openings ... Bass Pro Shops, one of America's premier outdoor retailers, are projecting 21 new stores in areas across the United States including Seattle, Anchorage and Little Rock, Ark. For more information on store locations, visit www.basspro.com.
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is schedule to participate in an autograph session with fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers in the Chalet Village behind turn three at Pocono Raceway beginning at Noon Eastern Time. Following the autograph session, Dillon will meet with fans for a question-and-answer session at the Team Chevy Stage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET with teammate Brendan Gaughan.
Slingin' Dirt Recap ... The veteran dirt racer slung dirt for the first time this season when the Camping World Truck Series headed to Eldora Speedway for the Inaugural Mudsummer Classic. After finishing third in his qualifying heat race, Dillon started the main event from the 15th position and clawed his way into the top 10 before being involved in a late-race incident, relegating him to a 16th-place finish.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
Going back to asphalt, what are your thoughts heading back to pavement racing this weekend at Pocono Raceway?
"Racing at Eldora Speedway was a lot of fun. I'm glad I was given the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural event. I'm looking forward to going to Pocono (Raceway) this weekend. I won there in the ARCA Racing Series and finished sixth at the "Tricky Triangle" last year. We have a good notebook full of notes. I think we'll unload at a pretty good starting point and be able to pick up speed throughout practice."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Pocono Raceway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable at Pocono Raceway. Gaughan most recently drove this RCR prepared machine to a fifth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
Revisiting the "Tricky Triangle" ... Gaughan has one start to his credit at the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 2011. The Las Vegas native started the race from the ninth position and finished 22nd, completing 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.
Gambling Makes Ya Hungry ... On average, the South Point Hotel & Casino feeds 9,434 people in one day.
Meet the Driver ... Fans will have an opportunity to interact with Gaughan several times during the Pocono race weekend. The RCR driver will participate in a NASCAR autograph session from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 2 in the Chalet Village located behind turn three, and will then make his way to the Team Chevy Stage for a fan question-and-answer session at 1:30 p.m. ET.
In the Rearview Mirror: Eldora Speedway ... After starting from the eighth position, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team picked up their sixth top-five finish of the 2013 season in the Inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Pocono Raceway?
"I have not been back to Pocono Raceway since the repave. I've heard that it's very smooth, which is kind of frightening when you think of how big Pocono is and the amount of speed we pick up there. I really enjoyed racing at Pocono in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This will be my first race back, other than testing, since the Sprint Cup race in 2005. I like racing there, because it's a big, fast and mean place. This type of track really fits my driving style and it is a ton of fun to race. It has three different style corners, which is a lot of fun because you have to be better in one corner than the other."