Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Bristol
August 20, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: UNOH 200
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Location: Bristol Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 11 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway collecting one pole award, four top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds an 11.4 average starting position, coupled with an 11.1 average finishing position and has completed 99.1 percent (2,155 of 2,174) of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 298 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 112 top-five and 183 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.
Milestone Marker ... This week's Camping World Truck Series event at the half-mile bullring marks RCR's 300th-series start. RCR ventured in the Truck Series in 1995, winning championships in 1995 and 2011.
Points Racin' ... With 12 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is fourth in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 62 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is sixth 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.
The 1 is Here ... Launched on Aug. 17, Fox Sports 1 was introduced to an estimated 90 million homes, bringing sports fans NASCAR action along with MLB, UFC, College Football, College Basketball and Soccer coverage. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events will be televised on the new network for the remainder of the season. FS1 will continue to provide on-track coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series along with ancillary programming such as Race Hub, RaceDay, Victory Lane and the Set Up.
Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit RCR's Twitter page - @RCRracing, RCR's 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 UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Wednesday, August 21 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 021 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Wednesday's UNOH 200. This short-track designed chassis was last driven by Dillon to an 18th-place finish in April at Martinsville Speedway.
It's Bristol Baby ... This week's 200-lap race marks Dillon's second appearance at the Bristol, Tenn. facility. Last year, Dillon started this event from the 12th position and was running in the top-five when his black and orange machine ran out of fuel, relegating him to a 21st-place finish.
Meet the Driver ... Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is scheduled to sign autographs for fans at the UNOH display at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, August 23 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time.
Shooting for a Cause ... Before heading to Bristol Motor Speedway, Dillon is scheduled to compete in a Speedway Children's Charities Shooting Stars Tournament presented by the National Rifle Association at Shooters Edge in Piney Flats, Tenn. on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. ET. Participants are placed on four-person teams and will have the opportunity to shoot with Dillon. All proceeds from the participants are donated to the Speedway Children's Charities.
Sponsor Spotlight ... Not only is the University of Northwestern Ohio the title sponsor of the 13th Camping World Truck Series race this season at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Lima, Ohio-based college is also an associate sponsor on Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet. UNOH offers a unique curriculum to young people interested in professional motorsports competition as a career with associate degrees and diploma programs in High Performance Motorsports.
Double Duty ... After competing in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 event on Wednesday, Dillon will strap into the No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, August 23. Tune into ESPN, Performance Racing Network or SiriusXM NASCAR Radio for coverage of the spectacle at the half-mile bullring, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
TY DILLON QUOTE
What are your thoughts heading into this week's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway? "Bristol (Motor Speedway) is a fun track to race. We had a pretty fast truck there last year, but we ended up running out of fuel at the end of the race. I'm looking forward to riding the momentum from our third-place finish last weekend into this race. It's time to win another race this season, and I'd love to be able to do it at Bristol."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 009 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the UNOH 200. The No. 62 machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Iowa Speedway where he experienced mechanical issues, bringing home a 31st-place finish.
Volunteer State Stats ... Dating back to 2003, Gaughan has made seven Camping World Truck Series starts at the half-mile track. In those seven starts, the Las Vegas native has collected three top-five and three top-10 finishes, holds a 9.9 average starting positions paired with a 13.9 average finishing position, has completed 1,223 of 1,407 (86.9 percent) of the laps contested and is credited with 39 laps led.
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.
A South Point Did You Know ... The South Point Arena & Equestrian Center has 1,200 climate controlled horse stalls, 30 warm water stalls, a vet clinic, feed store and show office where you can check into the hotel and receive bell service all while settling in your horses.
Shooting for a Cause ... Before heading to Bristol Motor Speedway, Gaughan and teammate Ty Dillon are scheduled to compete in a Speedway Children's Charities Shooting Stars Tournament presented by the National Rifle Association at Shooters Edge in Piney Flats, Tenn. on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants are placed on four-person teams and will have the opportunity to join Gaughan in the event, with proceeds benefiting the Speedway Children's Charities.
Double Duty ... Along with driving the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado in the Wednesday night Camping World Truck Series race, Gaughan is scheduled to pilot the No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Friday, August 23. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET, along with the Performance Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
In the Rearview Mirror: Michigan International Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team finished eighth at Michigan International Speedway after starting on the front row and battling handling issues during the 200-mile race.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway? "I'm excited to go to Bristol (Motor Speedway) because it's always been one of my favorite places to race. Every time Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and I have been there, we have been fast. Richard Childress Racing has a great history at Bristol and they build fast trucks. There is no more worrying about aero and no more worrying about all the things you worry about with larger tracks, it's time to go back and have fun short-track racing."