NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Pocono Raceway Preview
July 29, 2014
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: Pocono Mountains 150
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Location: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa
Richard Childress Racing's Camping World Truck Series History ... In 321 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 39 pole awards, 30 wins, 123 top-five finishes and 197 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 Pocono Raceway ... In eight Camping World Truck Series starts at Pocono Raceway, RCR has earned one win, with Joey Coulter in 2012, among two top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C. organization has a 100% lap completion record at the 2.6-mile track, with seven laps led.
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 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway is scheduled to be televised live on Saturday, August 2 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week's Yuengling Light Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway ... 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 Pocono Raceway ... The 2011 Camping World Truck Series Champion has made two previous starts at Pocono Raceway in the Truck Series, finishing seventh in 2010 and fifth in 2011.
Yuengling Celebrating #185thAnniversary... D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery, is celebrating its 185th anniversary this year. Family owned and operated since 1829, Yuengling is based in Pottsville, Pa. Now in its sixth generation of operation, Yuengling beer is available in 16 different states, most recently in Massachusetts. Fans can help celebrate its 185 years of success by posting congratulations on social media using #185thAnniversary. For more information, visit www.yuengling.com.
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. partners with RCR for 2014 season ... Richard Childress Racing welcomes D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. as a primary partner on the No. 3 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry and driver Austin Dillon this weekend at Pocono Raceway, marking the first time the Yuengling Light Lager brand will be featured on a truck. Pocono Raceway is located 60 miles north of the 185-year-old brewery and considered Yuengling's home track. Yuengling is also a primary sponsor on the No. 3 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry driven by Austin Dillon's younger brother, Ty Dillon.
Getting Loopy ... According to NASCAR's Loop Data Pre-Race Statistics, Dillon's stats at Pocono in the Truck Series are impressive: He leads the series in percentage of Quality Passes (96.4%), ranks second in Speed in Traffic (159.244 mph), ranks fourth in Average Running Position (7.230), ranks fifth in Driver Rating (99.5), fifth in Green-Flag Speed (159.770 mph) and fifth in Laps in the Top-15 (107).
Meet Dillon ... Dillon is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer session at Pocono Raceway from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Team Chevy Stage on Sunday, August 3.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:
Are you excited to race two weeks in a row in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series?
"Anytime I can be in a race car is a good day. I love the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, so I am really looking forward to Saturday. I'm extremely thankful to Yuengling for giving me this opportunity. I'm looking at it as a really good opportunity to both have some fun and gain a lot of experience. I think I can learn some things that will help me for Sunday afternoon's Cup race. Pocono Raceway is a very unique track and it can be tricky, so the more laps I can get the better for sure. The track is really close to Yuengling's headquarters, so I hope they bring a huge group of people out and I hope I see a lot of fans out there at the track drinking their product. It would be cool to be able to celebrate with an ice cold Yuengling Light Lager after the race if we have a good result."