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November 16, 2013

Truck Series Post Race Report from Homestead

The 2013 Truck Seasons ends with Ty second in points and Brendan seventh

                          NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Homestead 200
Homestead-Miami Speedway    
November 15, 2013

Race Highlights
•Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fourth (Brendan Gaughan) and 14th (Ty Dillon).
•Dillon finished second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings and Gaughan finished seventh in the standings.
•The No. 3 Chevrolet team finished third in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team ninth in the standings.
•According to NASCAR's Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Gaughan earned the fourth-highest Driver Rating (104.1), and Dillon ranked fifth with a rating of 102.4.
•Combined, Dillon and Gaughan posted the Fastest Laps Run 18 times during the event ranking them third and seventh, respectively.
•Dillon and Gaughan were ranked the third and fourth-Fastest Drivers Late in a Run.
•Gaughan scored the fifth-highest Average Running Position of 6.432, while Dillon was sixth in the category (6.784).
•Kyle Busch took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by Ryan Blaney, Jeb Burton, Gaughan and Ron Hornaday, Jr.
•The Camping World Truck Series Awards Ceremony is Monday, Nov. 18, which will be taped and aired at a later date.

Dillon Salvages 14th-Place Finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Despite suffering a broken jack and a flat left-rear tire, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team finished 14th in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. Dillon and company started the 134-lap affair from the third position and ran as high as second during the first half of the race. The Richard Childress Racing team came to pit road on lap 63 for a routine visit, but the jack broke during the pit stop costing them valuable track position. Dillon restarted 21st on lap 69 and maneuvered through traffic to sixth by lap 100. With 34 laps remaining in the event, Dillon continued his trek to the front of the pack but suffered a flat left-rear tire with four laps to go, forcing the team to pit under caution. After restarting 24th and surviving three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, Dillon crossed the finish line in 14th-place. Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team cap off the 2013 season second in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings on the strength of two wins, one pole award, nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.

             Start-3        Finish-14          Laps Led-0       Points-2nd

TY DILLON QUOTE: "I can't say enough about this Bass Pro Shops team. These guys are like brothers to me. We've been through the highs and the lows as one team. We had a lot of bad luck this year, but we always battled back from them. I wish we could have contended for the championship, but we still had a great season. I'm so proud of these guys. It's an honor to carry the Bass Pro Shops logo on our truck every week. Without them and Johnny Morris we wouldn't be here. As a team, we thank all of the store employees and fans for a great year."

 
Gaughan Collects Top-Five Result in Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected their 10th-top five finish of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season Friday night under the lights of Homestead-Miami Speedway in the season finale. Starting from the 13th spot, the Las Vegas native fell as far back as 15th during the initial green-flag run. As the early laps progressed, Gaughan alerted the team he was fighting a Chevrolet that was free overall, but tight in the center of the turns. Crew chief Shane Wilson directed his driver to pit road on laps 31 and 42 for the pit crew to service the black and gold machine with four tires, fuel and chassis adjustments. After working his way into the top five on lap 88, Gaughan informed Wilson the truck's handling had transitioned from loose to tight. The pit crew made a final adjustment during a four-tire pit stop on lap 96 and sent the Richard Childress Racing driver back to the racing surface in the fourth position. Gaughan maneuvered his way into second on lap 129, survived three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish and crossed the finish line in the fourth position. Gaughan closed out the season seventh in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings on the strength of 10 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.

           Start-13         Finish-4          Laps Led- 0         Points- 7th

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE: "This was a disappointing finish for the South Point Hotel & Casino team. We had a truck that could have won the race, but Kyle (Busch) beat us on the final three restarts and then Ryan (Blaney) tried to push me at the end, but almost wrecked me so I had to settle for a fourth-place result. My team worked hard today and all season, just wish we could have gotten a win for them tonight."
 
 

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