Richard Childress Racing
Truck Series Preview for Texas
October 29, 2013
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Race: Texas 350
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 312 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 39 pole awards, 28 wins, 116 top-five finishes and 189 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 9.3 and an average finishing position of 10.4.
RCR at Texas Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress Racing has 18 previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the Fort Worth, Texas-based track. In those 18 appearances, the Welcome, N.C.-based organization boasts one win (Jay Sauter in 1999). Accompanying the win are three pole awards, 10 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes with a 99.3 percent (2,843 of 2,862) completion of the laps contested and 275 laps led. RCR holds a 5.4 average starting position coupled with an 8.2 average finishing position.
Points Racin' ... With three Camping World Truck Series events remaining in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 61 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is ninth in the standings. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 11th.
Vote for Team RCR ... Dillon and Gaughan are in the running for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver award. Fans can vote online at nascar.com/ncwtsmpd through Nov. 15. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced at the 2013 Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series awards banquet on Nov. 18 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
Social Media ...To keep up-to-date with the latest news and information and to 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 Texas 350 is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET 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 Texas Motor Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to his first career Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. He has also earned four additional top-10 finishes and one pole award.
The Lone Star State Stats ... Friday night's 147-lap event marks Dillon's fifth appearance at the 1.5-mile track. Dillon holds an average starting position of 5.5 and an average finishing position of 4.2 at the Fort Worth, Texas-based facility. Starting the past four races in the top 10, Dillon has secured three top-five and four top-10 finishes in the cowboy state.
Cowboy Ready ... Dillon may appear to have a different look this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old driver will demonstrate his love for the state by wearing his Charlie 1-Horse cowboy hat before jumping into the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet on Friday night. Charlie 1-Horse was founded in 1980 and has a variety of custom designed western hats. 1-Horse gained recognition for his work in the mountains outside of Taos, New Mexico and began to spread over the Midwest and western states. What makes these hats unique is the trimming of the hat that is made with natural band materials, dating back to the days of the Old West and the legend of the Indian Charlie 1-Horse.
Texas Native ... Chase Masterson, the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops mechanic and front-tire changer, hails from Flower Mound, Texas, a small town 17 miles from Texas Motor Speedway. Masterson, a three-year employee of RCR, came to the No. 3 team at the end of the 2011 season after traveling with the organization in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as the engine tuner and pit crew member on the No. 31 entry.
Double Duty ... Aside from his driving duties in the No. 3 Chevrolet Friday night for the Camping World Truck Series event, Dillon will drive the No. 33 WESCO Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Coverage of the 31st race on the season will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast on the Performance Racing Network.
Sign Here, Please ... Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs for fans at the RCR merchandise hauler with fellow RCR driver Brian Scott on Friday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Central Time. Following the autograph session, Dillon will chat with fans at the Team Chevy stage in the Texas Motor Speedway fan zone at 4 p.m. CT.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
What are your thoughts about racing at Texas Motor Speedway? "I really enjoy racing at Texas (Motor Speedway). I made my second (Camping World Truck Series) start here back in 2011 and finished third. It's always a good confidence booster when we come back here knowing we've done well here in the past. This Bass Pro Shops team is hungry for a win, we're going to go out there and do our best to bring some cowboy hats home."
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Texas Motor Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 020 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Texas 350. The RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Chicagoland Speedway in September.
Proven Winner in the Lone Star State ... In 18 Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Gaughan has collected four wins (both 2002 and 2003 events), eight top-five and eight top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 16.7 paired with an average finishing position of 13.1, has completed 93.5 percent (2,670 of 2,857) laps contested and is credited with 207 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 world famous Lipizzaner Stallions and the Budweiser Clydesdales are frequent visitors to the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center stalls.
In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway ... Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team earned a runner-up finish at Martinsville Speedway, the Las Vegas native's career-best finish at the Virginia-based short track.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway? "Texas (Motor Speedway) speaks for itself when it comes to my racing career. We led bunch of laps there earlier this year and probably were the fastest truck on the track for most of the race. During our last adjustment we went way too loose with the setup and lost track position. We found out after the race that we lost a spring rubber somewhere during the last run, and we think that was probably the culprit of our late-race handling issues. We're looking forward to going back there, leading a bunch of laps and hopefully finishing the deal this time and picking up our first (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series win this season."