NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Eldora Speedway Preivew
July 21, 2014
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: 1-800-Carcash Mudsummer Classic
Date: Wednesday, July23, 2014
Location: Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 319 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 39 pole awards, 30 wins, 122 top-five finishes and 195 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 10.3.
Richard Childress Racing at Eldora Speedway ... In the inaugural running of the 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway one year ago, RCR fielded three entries, producing one win with Austin Dillon among two top-five finishes. Dillon led 64 laps en route to victory.
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 @RCR3ADillon. RCR's Camping World Truck Series driver Twitter pages - @tydillon and @austindillon3.
Catch the Action ... Flag-to-flag coverage of the 1800 Carcash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Wednesday, July 23 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 2 American Ethanol Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's American Ethanol Chevrolet at Eldora Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 004 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable. RCR teammate Brendan Gaughan raced this Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish during last year's inaugural Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Prior to that, Joey Coulter competed with this truck at Dover International Speedway in 2011 (finished sixth) and Darlington Raceway (finished 28th). Dillon utilized this Chevrolet Silverado during his rookie year in the Camping World Truck Series, earning a seventh-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway, a 35th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway.
Dillon at Eldora Speedway ... Dillon won the inaugural Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. The experienced dirt track racer is quite familiar with the half-mile dirt track, previously competing there in the Prelude to the Dream dirt late model event in 2011. He also won the pole for the World 100 dirt late model race in 2010 at the Ohio facility.
Tailgating ... The 2011 Camping World Truck Series Champion has competed in select events this season for NTS Motorsports but this weekend marks his first start for RCR in the Truck Series since winning at Eldora Speedway one year ago. Dillon is also scheduled to drive a No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet under the RCR banner at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono Mountains 125 on August 2.
Think Green ... The No. 2 Chevrolet team will sport the black and green colors of American Ethanol this Wednesday at Eldora Speedway. American Ethanol, a renewable source of cleaner burning energy from the bounty of America's farmers, helps create new green jobs and a renewed sense of pride for the American worker, while helping to achieve greater energy security for our country. Launched by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association, along with the support of other partners, American Ethanol is a breakthrough brand that seeks to expand consumer awareness of the benefits of ethanol and E15, and takes the NASCAR Green initiative to the next level. Since the program launch for the 2011 season, NASCAR® drivers have run more than 6 million miles on renewable Sunoco Green E15.
A Family Tradition ... For the fifth time in their Camping World Truck Series careers, the Dillon brothers will compete against each other at Eldora Speedway. The last time they were both in the same Truck Series event was at Eldora Speedway last year, when Austin earned the win and his brother Ty finished 16th. Other memorable moments in their Truck Series careers include Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2011 when Austin earned a 10th-place finish and clinched the 2011 championship while little brother Ty posted a sixth-place result.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:
Talk about Racing at Eldora Speedway and what it means to you.
"I can't wait, Eldora Speedway is a special place. Wining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race there last year was probably one of the most memorable wins of my career, so far. The track means so much to me because of my dirt racing background. It was a lot of fun and the track did some really cool things, such as letting each member of the team scoop up a piece of dirt from the track and keep it. They gave me a gold shovel, which was a really cool thing as well. I also got to take my picture with Richard Petty since he was the last driver before me to win on dirt. It's just cool, it means a lot."
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet at Eldora Speedway ... Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 047 in the 1-800-Carcash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, the same Silverado he drove last July in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at "The Big E." This chassis was also raced by Tim George Jr. at Rockingham Speedway in April 2012.
Dillon in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway ... Dillon made a start at Eldora Speedway last July in the inaugural Mudsummer Classic in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Silverado. The Welcome, N.C.-native qualified 15th and finished 16th at the Tony Stewart-owned dirt track. Dillon, an experienced dirt car racer, has also raced late models at Eldora Speedway for his family-owned and operated race team, Team Dillon Racing. He competed in the annual Prelude to the Dream in 2012 and attempted to qualify for the World 100 in September 2011.
Brothers will be brothers ... They may be brothers and best friends, but on the race track they are competitors. Austin and Ty Dillon will compete against each other for the second-consecutive year at Eldora Speedway; last season older brother Austin took home the victory while Ty finished 16th. Since 2012, the Dillon Brothers have race against each other 15 times in NASCAR's top three series. Most recently, the two raced together last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway when Austin won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship.
Bass Pro Shops & RCR in 2014 ... America's No. 1 Outdoor Retailer has been a long-time partner of RCR, dating back to the racing days of the late Dale Earnhardt. This season, Bass Pro Shops is a primary sponsor on Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the Nationwide Series. Bass Pro has partnered with both Austin and Ty Dillon as the two have made their way up the NASCAR ranks.
Quick turn-around... Dillon will make the two-hour drive west to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday morning to meet his Nationwide Series team for this Saturday's Lily Diabetes 250. The 22-year-old Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender is currently fourth in the driver point standings.
TY DILLON QUOTE:
Are you excited to return to Eldora Speedway?
"Last season, this race was probably one of the coolest races I've ever participated in. With my dirt racing background, I couldn't be more excited to be competing in this event. It's a great show for the fans and a little change of pace from asphalt racing. I'm looking forward to going out there and having some fun. This is the kind of racing I grew up with. Hopefully, I can bring a victory home like my brother did last year."