Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Las Vegas
September 24, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Smith's 350
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 11 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway collecting two pole awards, one victory, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds an eighth-place average starting position, coupled with a ninth-place average finishing position and has completed 95.7 percent (1,662 of 1,737) of the laps contested.
RCR's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 306 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 114 top-five and 186 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 9.4 and an average finishing position of 10.5.
Points Racin' ... With 16 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings trailing the leader by 59 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 10th in the standings, 126 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 13th.
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 Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to victory lane for his first NASCAR win at Atlanta Motor Speedway last year. He also earned a second-place result at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this season.
Sin City Details ... This weekend's 146-lap race marks Dillon's second Camping World Truck Series appearance at the Las Vegas facility. In his first Camping World Truck Series race in Sin City, Dillon started fifth and finished 10th with five laps led.
Sign Here, Please ... Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs at South Point Hotel & Casino located at 9777 South Las Vegas Blvd., in Las Vegas on Friday, September 27 beginning at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. The Welcome, N.C., driver will join other Camping World Truck Series drivers on the second floor of the South Point arena for the autograph session.
The Outdoor World ... Bass Pro Shops, one of America's premier outdoor retailers, are projecting more than 20 new stores in areas across the United States and Canada including Seattle, Anchorage, Little Rock, Ark., Daytona Beach, Fla., and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. For more information on store locations, visit www.basspro.com.
Windy City Recap ... Dillon earned his second-consecutive top-five finish at Chicagoland Speedway, despite battling a tight-handling condition throughout the majority of the event.
TY DILLON QUOTE
You've finished in the top five the last two weeks. What do you have to do to carry that momentum forward? "We've had a lot of great race trucks this season. We've just had quite a few weekends where we've been hit with bad luck. The key to keeping this top-five stretch going is staying out of trouble and working hard to have a fast truck. We have a good book full of notes going to Las Vegas (Motor Speedway). I feel confident we can bring home another top-five finish this weekend."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 024 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Smith's 350. So far this season, Gaughan has driven this RCR-prepared machine to a fourth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in April, a second-place result at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and finished eighth at Michigan International Speedway with this Chevrolet in August.
Hometown Stats ... In 12 Camping World Truck Series starts, Gaughan has collected one win, from the pole position in 2003, two top-five and four top-10 finishes. The Las Vegas native holds a 13.8 average starting position paired with a 17.8 average finishing position, has completed 86.9 percent (1,592 of 1,832) laps contested and is credited with 122 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 floor is the largest in Southern Nevada with 32,000 square feet.
Stay Where the Racers Stay ... Room and race ticket packages for the 2014 Las Vegas race weekend are on sale now and start at only $375. Visit www.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111 for more information.
Meet the Driver ... Gaughan is scheduled to sign autographs at the South Point Hotel & Casino with fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers on Friday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Pacific Time on the second floor outside of the South Point Arena.
In the Rearview Mirror: Chicagoland Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team fell victim to another round of bad luck at Chicagoland Speedway. Overheating issues relegated the team to a 25th-place finish in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225, after starting from the fifth position and competing in the top 10 for the majority of the event.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE
What are your thoughts on racing in front of a hometown crowd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway? "It's my home track week. The South Point Hotel & Casino is where most of the drivers and teams stay, so it's a big week to have everyone around. We host our annual Speedway Children's Charities Bowling Tournament that weekend for the teams and NASCAR will host the autograph session at the South Point, so it's also a big week for the sponsor. For me personally, it's going to a track that I love racing at and means a lot to win there. I'm hoping the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino boys and I can pick up another win there this weekend."