RCR Event Preview – Richmond International Raceway & Iowa Speedway

Richmond International Raceway
Iowa Speedway
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes
Race: Federated Auto Parts 400
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2013
Location: Richmond International Raceway

RCR in Richmond … Richard Childress has nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories as a car owner at Richmond International Raceway – five with Dale Earnhardt, three with Kevin Harvick and one with Clint Bowyer. Most recently, Harvick took the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing entry to Victory Lane in April at the 0.75-mile race track. Additionally, in 138 starts at the Richmond, Va.-based track, RCR drivers have claimed 35 top-five and 64 top-10 finishes. Childress, a former driver on NASCAR’s senior circuit, contributed three of those top-10 finishes from 1976-1978. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 17.3 average starting position, a 14.7 average finishing position, has completed 52,106 of the 55,122 contested laps (94.5 percent) and collectively led 3,249 laps.

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,348 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 103 wins, 42 pole awards, 444 top-five finishes and 934 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.9 and an average finishing position of 15.8. RCR has earned 14 total championships (six Sprint Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90,’91, ’93 and ’94, five NASCAR Nationwide Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series.

RCR Atlanta Rewind … Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick notched his 13th top-10 finish of the season (ninth-place) while Austin Dillon finished 19th, Paul Menard 24th and Jeff Burton 34th after being involved in multiple accidents.

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The Collective RCR … Throughout the season’s first 25 races, RCR’s Sprint Cup Series entries have earned two wins with Harvick at Richmond International Raceway in April and in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, notched nine top-five and 24 top-10 finishes with drivers Burton, Dillon, Harvick and Menard. RCR’s three full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers rank third (Harvick), 17th (Menard) and 22nd (Burton) in the driver championship point standings.

Interactive RCR … For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing – along with the RCR Sprint Cup Series team Twitter pages – @RCR27PMenard, @RCR29KHarvick, @RCR31JeffBurton and driver Twitter page @KevinHarvick. Information about the 14-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facenook/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRRacing.com along with official driver pages: www.facebook.com/PaulMenard27, www.facebook.com/OfficialKevinHarvick, and www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffBurton.

Catch the Action … ABC’s live coverage from Richmond International Raceway begins Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Paul Menard
No. 27 Pittsburgh/Menards Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet … Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 419 at Richmond International Raceway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously run this season at Martinsville Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Richmond Stats … Menard has 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway. His best start of seventh came in 2010 and best finish of 13th came in both 2012 and earlier this season. The Wisconsin native has completed 5,095 of 5,216 laps attempted (97.7 percent) at the Virginia track, leading one of them.

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Meet Menard … Menard is scheduled to participate in a fan question-and-answer session on the Team Chevy Stage at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway.

Race Rewind … Starting 25th, Menard fought handling issues throughout last year’s 400-lap event to finish 23rd under the lights at Richmond International Raceway.

PAUL MENARD QUOTE:

Menard’s thoughts on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

“Richmond (International Raceway) is a three-quarter mile short track that is uniquely shaped. It races like a track much bigger than that, so as a driver, I’ve got to approach the track differently. It is shaped like a ‘D’ and there is a really big arch going into turn one, but you carry a lot of speed into turn one, you get hard on the brakes and then the groove opens up as you exit turn two and you can run where your car wants to run. You don’t have to stick to the bottom of the race track, you can run the middle and three-quarters of the way up the track. Turn three is almost like a Martinsville (Speedway) turn. It has a really sharp entrance and it’s not very open. On exit, it opens back up with the ‘D’ shape. We had a decent finish earlier this year at Richmond and we are hoping to build on that this weekend. We’ve had a top-10 streak going the past two weeks, and we are hoping to keep that alive on Saturday night.”
Kevin Harvick
No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Budweiser Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 420 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Federated Auto Parts 400. Harvick most recently drove this Chevrolet to a seventh-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

Old Dominion State Stats … Since the 2001 season, Harvick has made 25 Sprint Cup Series starts at the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. In those previous appearances, the California native has collected one pole award (September 2005), three victories (September 2006 and 2011, April 2013), seven top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 16.5, an 11.3 average finishing position, has completed 98.8 percent (9,892 of 10,009) of the laps contested and has 945 laps led to his credit.

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup … Following a ninth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick secured a position in the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The RCR driver currently sits third in the Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings on the strength of two wins, six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 25 starts. The complete 12-driver field will be determined following this weekend’s event at Richmond International Raceway and each driver’s point total will be reset to 2,000. For those in the top 10, three bonus points are added to that total for each victory scored during the first 26 races of the season.

Here’s Harvick … Prior to the night race at Richmond International Raceway, Harvick is scheduled to visit the Team Chevy Stage for a fan question-and-answer session on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Race Rewind … Starting from the 13th position, Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser team brought home a 10th-place finish in last year’s rain-delayed Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

KEVIN HARVICK QUOTES:

You won the last race at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season, are you excited to head back there before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins?

“This little stretch leading up to the Chase (for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) for us is kind of a trial-and-error period as we go to different styles of race tracks and try different things. Obviously, we won the race at Richmond (International Raceway) earlier in the year on a crazy restart. We ran okay during the first half of the race and ran fairly good toward the end of the night, and one thing we have learned and try to remember about Richmond is that tires are king at that track. I’m hoping we can repeat the outcome we had there in the spring, but the big thing is making sure we can continue to learn things that will help us in the Chase.”

Even though you have secured a position for yourself in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup going into the race at Richmond International Raceway, do you feel the pressure of others who are hoping to race their way into the Chase?

“We’ve been on that side of the fence as far as being in the position of trying to race your way into the Chase (for the NASCAR Sprint Cup), or racing to hold onto our position to get into the Chase. It’s an intense race and portion of the season for sure. It’s tough on your body, mind, team and everyone involved. You try to stay aware of what everyone else is doing, and you don’t want to interfere with what others have going on because you don’t want to be the one to change the outcome of things, but you always want to do the best for your team and make sure you’re in the best position for yourself. It’s definitely an interesting balance from a driver standpoint.”

 

Jeff Burton
No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This week’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway … Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 421 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway in March and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

Career Richmond Stats … Burton grew up two hours away from the Richmond, Va.-based facility in South Boston, Va. Saturday’s event marks Burton’s 39th start at the 0.75-mile facility and 681st-career NSCS start. He has amassed one win (1998), one pole award (2000), 10 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at the historic track.

No Stranger to Victory Lane … Burton has made three trips to Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Sprint Cup Series event in September 1998 and NASCAR Nationwide Series races in June 1998 and September 2000.

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Team Chevy … Burton is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer session at the Team Chevy Stage at Richmond International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 7at 3:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

Race Rewind 2012 … After a rain shower postponed the start of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, Burton started the race from the 20th position and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team persevered to finish sixth under the lights in the Federated Auto Parts 400.

JEFF BURTON QUOTE:

Describe the characteristics of Richmond International Raceway.

“Richmond International Raceway has these big, wide sweeping corners in turns three and four while turns one and two are much tighter. The track also has enough width to put on good side-by-side racing. I think it is the perfect-sized race track. I wish we had more 0.75-mile race tracks on the schedule. We always have good racing at Richmond. Over the last few years, the track hasn’t developed a second groove and we’re used to having two or three grooves at Richmond in the past. We don’t have that anymore and it has been disappointing because the racing is so much better with multiple grooves. The racing is still great at Richmond and it is a fun place to visit too.”

Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes

Race: Virginia 529 College Savings 250
Date: Friday, September 6, 2013
Location: Richmond International Raceway

RCR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Richmond International Raceway … Richard Childress Racing has earned six wins at Richmond International Raceway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with drivers Kevin Harvick (September 2012, September 2006, May 2006, September 2005 and May 2003) and Clint Bowyer (May 2007). The Welcome, N.C.-based organization has three pole awards (Jeff Burton in September 2008 and Harvick in September 2003 and April 2012), along with 18 top-five finishes and 30 top-10 finishes in 54 starts.

RCR in the NNS … In 943 Nationwide Series starts through the last 15 years, Richard Childress Racing has earned 66 wins, 48 pole awards, 317 top-five and 527 top-10 finishes, with a 12th-place average starting position and an average finishing position of 12.4 among all races contested. RCR earned the Nationwide Series driver point championships in 2001 and 2006 with Harvick and in 2008 with Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner’s title in 2003 with Johnny Sauter and Harvick, and again in 2007 with Burton and Scott Wimmer.

The Season So Far … In the 24 races contested this season, RCR has earned two wins in the Nationwide Series, with Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway and Kevin Harvick at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with 20 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes. Austin Dillon has earned six pole awards at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, setting the all-time pole award record in the Nationwide Series with four-consecutive poles. The organization has led 788 laps in 2013.

Get to the Points … Dillon ranks second in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Sam Hornish Jr by 10 points, while Brian Scott is tied for seventh, 67 points out of the lead. In the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, the No. 3 Chevrolet team sits fourth, while the No. 2 team is 10th and the No. 33 team is 12th.

Social Media … To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and to view exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing, RCR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series team Twitter pages – @RCR2BScott, @RCR3ADillon and @RCR33NNS, RCR’s NNS driver Twitter pages – @BScottRacing, @AustinDillon3 and @TyDillon and the official Facebook fan pages – facebook.com/BScottRacing, facebook.com/austindillon3 and facebook.com/TyDillonMotorsports.

Catch the Action … Flag-to-flag coverage of the Virginia College Savings 250 will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 6 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio Channel 90.

 

 

Brian Scott
No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Shore Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway … This weekend, Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge team travel to the “Mother of Presidents State” for Friday night action on the 0.75 D-shaped oval of Richmond International Raceway. The No. 2 team plans to utilize chassis No. 101. This workhorse from the NASCAR Nationwide Series stable was previously run this season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Scott started fifth and earned a fourth-place finish. Additionally, he piloted this chassis at both Nationwide Series events at Iowa Speedway where he earned a sixth-place finish (June) and 13th-place finish (August), as well as Richmond International Raceway, where he finished 20th in April, and Phoenix International Raceway, where he finished 10th in March. Teammate Ty Dillon drove this Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish at Dover International Speedway this year and this chassis visited victory lane twice in 2012 at Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway with Elliott Sadler behind the wheel.

Richmond History … The 25-year-old Shore Lodge Chevrolet driver has eight Nationwide Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, notching his best start of third in April 2011 and best finish of 14th in April 2012. Scott has qualified inside the top-10 in his last two appearances at Richmond.

Pointing Out the Points … Scott is tied for seventh in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings with competitor Kyle Larson. He sits 67 points behind series point leader Sam Hornish, Jr.

Lodging in Idaho … Shore Lodge will serve as primary sponsor for Scott and the No. 2 team this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Set on the southern shore of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, four seasons of adventure await at this idyllic location. A family favorite since 1948, the travel destination allows guests to enjoy the spectacular views, friendly service and generous accommodations at the lake front resort. Shore Lodge serves as the perfect mixture of adventure and luxury featuring 26 spa adventures, fitness studio, golf privileges at Whitetail Club, jet skiing, and a private beach for guests.

Shore Lodge: Did You Know? … Open for dinner daily and offering panoramic lake views from every table, The Narrows features a frequently changing menu of dishes comprised of locally sourced, regional ingredients. The Raw Bar Menu of oysters and fresh seafood specialties is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. To complement dinner, The Narrows offers an extensive collection of wines, dessert wines, ports and artisan cheeses. In 2012, Wine Spectator awarded The Narrows its prestigious “Award of Excellence.”

Last Time at Richmond … Scott competed inside the top-10 during a majority of the Richmond 250 until late-race contact with another competitor relegated him to a 20th-place finish.

Meet The Driver … Scott, along with his RCR teammates, are scheduled to participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session Friday afternoon from 2 until 3 p.m. ET. Friday afternoon’s session will be held in the Amphitheater located behind the frontstretch grandstands.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:

What’s your mindset heading back to Richmond International Raceway for a second time this season?

“Richmond is always a great short track with two grooves and a lot of fun racing passing your competitors there. I enjoy going back to tracks for a second time, especially with this team. We were a new team and by going back, we’ve learned a lot to be faster and much better than we were the previous visit.”

 

 

Austin Dillon
No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s AdvoCare Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway … Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 125 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable. Dillon drove this Chevrolet Camaro to a third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June, a 35th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in April and a sixth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway in March.

Dillon at Richmond International Raceway … In four previous Nationwide Series appearances at Richmond International Raceway, Dillon has earned two top-10 finishes and led 14 laps at the 0.75-mile track. In his most recent appearance at the track (April 2013), he started sixth but finished 35th after he was involved in an incident on lap 212 of 250. He was making a pass for the seventh position when the driver in the car on the outside of him cut across the nose of his car causing a multi-car wreck and significant damage to the No. 3 Chevrolet that ended the team’s night early.

The Season So Far … According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Season-to-Date Statistics, Dillon leads the Nationwide Series championship contenders in Average Starting Position (5.5), has led the second-most laps (484), maintains the third-best Driver Rating (101.3), ranks second in Laps in the Top-15 (90.1 percent), fourth in Average Running Position (9.078), is the fourth-Fastest Driver on Restarts (8.458) and ranks fourth in Fastest Laps Run (277).

Get to the Points … Dillon ranks second in the Nationwide Series driver championship standings, just 10 markers shy of Sam Hornish, Jr.’s point lead.

Spark Your Engines … Dillon and the RCR team will sport the colors of award-winning premier health and wellness company AdvoCare on the No. 3 Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway. AdvoCare offers nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dillon trains with AdvoCare products throughout the week and is a distributor as well. For more information about Dillon’s favorite products, including Spark, Rehydrate, meal replacement bars and Post-Workout Recovery, visit http://www.AdvoCare.com.

AdvoCare Supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma … If Dillon wins this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway, AdvoCare will make a $5,000 donation to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The health and wellness company will pledge $2,000 to CIPT for a top-five finish and $1,000 for a top-10 finish. So far this season, the No. 3 team has raised $23,000 towards the cause. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and AdvoCare’s generous donations are aimed at helping to raise awareness for pediatric trauma, the No. 1 killer of children in America. You can help save the lives of injured children by making a contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: donate $33 in honor of Dillon via his website, or text WIN to 80077 to make a $10 donation.

Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, Sept. 6 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time in the amphitheatre behind the frontstretch grandstands.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTES:

What can race fans expect to see at Richmond International Raceway?

“Richmond International Raceway has tight corners and you will see a lot of jockeying for position on Friday evening. The track has some similarities to Iowa Speedway, which I like. It’s a track that my Richard Childress Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, has been very good at in the past, so hopefully I can lean on him for some information. I think we can definitely get a top-five finish with the experience we have at the track now.”

 

 

Ty Dillon
No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 134 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event. This brand new RCR-prepared Chevrolet will make its first appearance at the race track this Friday during practice.

Richmond Details … This weekend’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 marks Dillon second appearance at Richmond International Raceway in the Nationwide Series. The Welcome, N.C., driver made his career debut at the 0.750-mile track last September driving the No. 51 WESCO Chevrolet. He started the event from the 11th spot and crossed the finish line in the seventh position.

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What’s Your Flavor? … A few cans of Armour Vienna Sausages Barbequed Flavor are always packed in Dillon’s bag for his hunting trips.

Making Smiles … Prior to competing in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, Dillon is scheduled to travel to a local hospital with fellow RCR teammates Austin Dillon and Brian Scott to visit with young patients in the level one trauma center on behalf of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children die each year-more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. and drivers within the RCR family have helped support the mission of the Childress Institute, which was established through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress.

Meet the Driver … Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Nationwide Series autograph session on Friday, Sept. 6 beginning at 2 p.m. ET. in the amphitheater located behind the frontstretch grandstands at Richmond International Raceway.

Double Duty … After competing in the 250-lap affair at Richmond International Raceway in the No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet, Dillon will travel to Iowa Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sunday, Sept. 8, where he will drive the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. Live coverage is on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.

TY DILLON QUOTES:

This will be your second NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway. What are your thoughts heading into the event?

“I’m excited to work with the No. 33 team again. I learned a lot from last year when I raced here; it’s a fun track. It has a lot of similarities compared to Iowa (Speedway) which helps since I’ll be running both races this weekend. I’m looking forward to have Armour Vienna Sausages back on the car and hope to bring home a strong finish for them.”

Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Race: Fan Appreciation 200
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Location: Iowa Speedway

Richard Childress Racing at Iowa Speedway … Richard Childress Racing has 12 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Iowa Speedway collecting one pole award, one victory, four top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 9.8 average starting position, coupled with an 11.2 average finishing position and has completed 98.1 percent (2,360 of 2,405) of the laps contested.

RCR’s Camping World Truck Series History … In 302 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 112 top-five and 184 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 9.5 and an average finishing position of 10.4.

Points Racin’ … With 14 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 64 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is eighth in the standings, 88 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 11th.

The 1 is Here … Launched on Aug. 17, Fox Sports 1 was introduced to an estimated 90 million homes, bringing sports fans NASCAR action along with MLB, UFC, College Football, College Basketball and Soccer coverage. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events will be televised on the new network for the remainder of the season. FS1 will continue to provide on-track coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series along with ancillary programming such as Race Hub, RaceDay, Victory Lane and the Set Up.

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 Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Sunday, Sept. 8 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

 

 

Ty Dillon
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 025 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to a 16th-place result in the spring edition of the Iowa Speedway event.

Iowa Nuggets … This week’s 200-lapevent marks Dillon’s sixth appearance at the Newton, Iowa-based facility. Dillon has three previous starts at the 0.875-mile track in the Camping World Truck Series where he garnered one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He also holds one victory, one pole award and two top-five finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway.

Double Duty … Aside from his driving duties in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet this Sunday, Dillon will also pilot the No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Friday, Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway with live coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.

Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to participate in a Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Saturday, Sept. 7 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Central Time at Iowa Speedway.

Welcome Home … Rear-tire carrier Justin Voss returns home this weekend as the Camping World Truck Series heads to Iowa Speedway. Voss hails from Parkersburg, Iowa and currently calls North Carolina home. The 2013 season marks Voss’ fourth year at RCR. During the week, Voss works in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shop as a fabricator and, travels with the No. 3 team on the weekends as the rear-tire carrier.

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.

TY DILLON QUOTE:

You’re running both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this weekend. How do you prepare for a weekend like this?

“It’s not something you technically prepare yourself for. It won’t even really feel like a double duty weekend because I’m racing the (NASCAR) Nationwide Series race on Friday and flying out to Iowa (Speedway) for the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series. I’ll have completed one race before having to think about another one. It’ll be like dirt racing when we travel to a different track ever day over a four-day trip. I’m kind of used to that.”

 

 

 

Brendan Gaughan
No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the Fan Appreciation 200. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan to a ninth-place finish at Pocono Raceway in August.

Hawkeye State Stats … Gaughan has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile tri-oval (2011 and July 2013). Between those two appearances, the Las Vegas native has earned an 11.5 average starting position coupled with a 23.5 average finishing position and has completed 89.9 percent (395 of 400) of the laps contested.

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 Las Vegas Did You Know … On average, 315 weddings take place per day in the city of Las Vegas.

Sign Here, Please … Gaughan is scheduled to sign autographs at Iowa Speedway during a NASCAR autograph session with other Camping World Truck Series competitors on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Central Time in the Infield Fan Walk.

In the Rearview Mirror: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team suffered bad luck in the series’ inaugural road course race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday afternoon after sway bar issues relegated the team to an 18th-place result.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:

What are your thoughts on heading back to Iowa Speedway for the second time this season?

“We had a great truck when we were at Iowa (Speedway) in July, but had some misfortune during the race. We practiced and qualified well and were racing within the top three when we had a mechanical issue, so I’m hoping we’re even better this time around and are able to avoid the bad luck that found us the last time.”

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