RCR Event Preview – Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway
Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes

Race: GEICO 400
Location: Chicagoland Speedway

RCR in the Windy City … Richard Childress is tied for second place for number of car owner victories at Chicagoland Speedway with Kevin Harvick’s back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002. In 38 starts at the 1.5-mile suburban Chicago tri-oval, Richard Childress Racing teams have a combined eight top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes; along with one pole award with Jeff Burton in 2006.


American Muscle

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,351 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 42 pole awards, 103 wins, 445 top-five finishes and 935 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 Richmond Rewind … Last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Paul Menard notched his second top-five finish of the season (fifth-place) while Harvick and Burton finished 11th and 18th, respectively.

The Collective RCR … Throughout the season’s first 26 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 10 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes with drivers Burton, Austin Dillon, Harvick and Menard. Harvick is representing RCR in the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and is currently tied for fourth in the standings. RCR’s other two full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers rank 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 … ESPN’s live coverage from Chicagoland Speedway begins Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 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 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 428 at Chicagoland Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was raced previously this season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Menard drove it to a 12th-place finish and Michigan International Speedway where he finished fourth.

Chicagoland Stats … Menard has six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway. His best start of second came in 2011 and best finish of 10th came in 2010. The Wisconsin native has completed 1,426 of 1,602 laps attempted (89 percent) at the 1.5-mile oval.

A Different Look in Chi-Town … The No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS will sport a different look this weekend carrying a special paint scheme combination of Quaker State green and Menards yellow.

Close to Home… Chicagoland Speedway is the closest track on the Sprint Cup Series schedule to Menard’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wis. Located only six hours form where he grew up, the Richard Childress Racing driver considers the 1.5-mile speedway his home track.

About Quaker State … Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care. Quaker State is among the industry’s most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need. Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil. For more information about the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.

Race Rewind …In this race last year at Chicagoland Speedway, Menard started 11th in the No. 27 Chevrolet and finished in 15th after struggling with handling issues throughout the 267-lap event.

PAUL MENARD QUOTE:

Menard’s Thoughts on Racing at Chicagoland Speedway:

“Chicagoland Speedway is one of the newest facilities on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Over the past couple of years the racing groove has widened, which allows for more passing opportunities. The backstretch there is slightly curved, but it doesn’t affect the car too much. Because of the curve, you’ve got to slightly turn the car left going down the straightaway. It’s a fun track and a fast track. We’ve had some good runs the past couple of weeks and hopefully that continues this weekend in Chicago.”

Kevin Harvick
No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet SS at Chicagoland Speedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 430 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the GIEICO 400. This Chevrolet is new to the No. 29 team rotation and is scheduled to be on track for the first time this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Chi-Town Stats … Since the 2001 season, Harvick has made 12 Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval. In those previous appearances, the California native has collected two victories, the first during the inaugural event in 2001 and again in 2002, six top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The RCR driver holds an average starting position of 18.8, a 10.5 average finishing position, has completed 99.5 percent (3,190 of 3,207) of the laps contested and has 282 laps led to his credit.

Designate a Driver … Harvick’s No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet will feature a special “Designate a Driver” paint scheme this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in support of Anheuser-Busch’s worldwide effort to promote the responsible enjoyment of the company’s beers on “Global Be(er) Responsible Day” on Friday, Sept. 20. Adults are encouraged to join Harvick, the No. 29 Budweiser Designate a Driver team and the Nation of Responsible drinkers by taking the pledge at www.NationOfResponsibleDrinkers.com.

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Begins … Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway kicks off the 10-race 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Harvick is tied with Carl Edwards for the fourth seed in the standings and is six points out of the top spot.

Chase Across America … As the top 12 drivers head to different markets this week as part of NASCAR’s “Chase Across America” program, Harvick will visit Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Sept. 11 to help promote next month’s AAA Texas 500. After spending a day with media members and local first responders, he will travel to Chicago where he and the other Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will participate in media interviews and the NASCAR Contenders Live fan event on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Navy Pier at 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Fans can purchase tickets to the event for $10, with proceeds benefiting the NASCAR Foundation. For those unable to attend, NASCAR.com will air the broadcast beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT. For additional information, visit NASCAR.com/ContendersLive.

Seeing Double … In addition to driving the No. 29 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet SS in Sunday afternoon’s race, Harvick will pilot the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, Sept. 14. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, along with the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Meet the Driver … Harvick is scheduled to stop by the Joliet Race Fan Rally on Thursday, Sept. 12 in downtown Joliet, Ill., from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time for a fan question-and-answer session. Following his stop in Joliet, the RCR driver will make his way to the Menards store in Homer Glen, Ill., to sign autographs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT.

Race Rewind … Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Designate a Driver team scored a 12th-place finish in last year’s GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, after starting from the 35th position and battling handling issues throughout the 267-lap event.

KEVIN HARVICK QUOTES:

What are your thoughts coming back to Chicagoland Speedway and kicking off the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup?

“I really like tracks like Chicagoland (Speedway) where the surface is a little bit worn out, because it makes for better racing. We were fortunate to win the first couple of races here, so Chicagoland has always been a really good race track for us as far as fans and following, too. DeLana (Harvick, wife) and I always enjoy coming in early for the Chase kick off, going into the city and having a couple of low key days before the weekend gets started.”

Talk about the Goodyear tire test you participated in at Chicagoland Speedway in May. Did the team learn anything they can use for the race this weekend?

“We had a really good test. Obviously a lot has changed since then from a setup standpoint because we’ve been trying out some different things recently, but I think we’re a little bit ahead of the curve going into this weekend. I feel pretty good about it. I think it’ll be a good weekend.”

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

This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 426 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Michigan International Speedway in June and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.

Career Chicago Stats … This weekend’s event marks Burton’s 13th start at the 1.5-mile facility and 682nd-career Sprint Cup Series start. He has one pole award (2006) with one top-five and four top-10 finishes at the track, and has led 60 laps.

Featured Cat Dealer … Altorfer Inc. will be featured on the deck lid of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet for Chicagoland Speedway’s weekend event. Altorfer Inc. has been serving customers in the Midwest since being founded in 1957 by Ed Altorfer. Representing Caterpillar with 22 locations in 15 cities and over 720 employees, Altorfer serves 88 counties across Eastern Iowa, Northern Missouri and Central Illinois. They offer sales, rental, parts, and expert service for all their equipment lines. Among the industries they serve are construction, agriculture, landscaping and trades, manufacturing, material handling, mining, government, trucking and power generation.

Sign Here Please … Burton is scheduled to participate in an autograph session on behalf of Kwikset at Menards located on 2524 West Jefferson St. in Joliet, Ill. on Thursday, Sept. 12at 7 p.m. Central Time.

Bring a Sharpie … Burton will be signing autographs with fellow Sprint Cup Series drivers on Friday, Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m. CT. The first 50 fans to check-in at the Chicagoland Speedway Social Hub starting that morning at 10:00 a.m. will get to participate in the session.

Track Walk … The Coca-Cola Family Track Walk returns Sunday, Sept. 15 at Chicagoland Speedway and Burton will participate in a question-and-answer session from 9:10 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. CT. This FREE event will be open to all Chicagoland Speedway ticketholders.

Race Rewind … Burton and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team finished 24th in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Chicagoland Speedway after losing laps under an ill-timed caution flag.

JEFF BURTON QUOTE:

Do you like racing at Chicagoland Speedway?

“Chicagoland Speedway is one of the newest facilities we race on. It has really come into its own recently. Chicagoland is a fun and challenging race track. While it might look like a normal 1.5-mile layout, it is different in many ways. Both ends of the track are complete opposite as far as handling goes. Chicagoland also requires really good grip and there are some bumps that you have to factor in with the setup.”

 

Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes

Race: Dollar General 300
Location: Chicagoland Speedway

RCR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series History at Chicagoland Speedway … In 31 previous NASCAR Nationwide Series appearances at Chicagoland Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has four wins at the 1.5-mile track, including a victory with Elliott Sadler in July 2012, Kevin Harvick in 2007 and 2005 and Johnny Sauter in 2002. RCR drivers have completed 96.2 percent of the laps attempted at the track (5,970 of 6,206), with 343 laps led.

RCR in the NNS … In 946 Nationwide Series starts through the last 15 years, RCR has earned 66 wins, 49 pole awards, 318 top-five and 528 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 11.9 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 Clint Bowyer. The Welcome, N.C.-based team earned the owner’s title in 2003 with Sauter and Harvick, and again in 2007 with Jeff Burton and Scott Wimmer.

The Season So Far … In the 25 races contested this season, RCR has earned two wins in the Nationwide Series, with Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway and Harvick at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with 21 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, while Brian Scott earned a pole award for the organization at Richmond International Raceway. The organization has led 1,027 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 16 points, while Brian Scott is seventh, 61 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 ninth 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 @KevinHarvick and the official Facebook fan pages – facebook.com/BScottRacing, facebook.com/austindillon3 and facebook.com/OfficialKevinHarvick.

Catch the Action … Flag-to-flag coverage of the DollarGeneral 300 will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, Sept. 14, and also 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 Lodge Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … This weekend, the Nationwide Series heads to the home of Jake and Elwood Blues and Chicagoland Speedway for the second time in 2013. Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge crew will bring chassis No.110 to the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval. This chassis was most recently run at Michigan International Speedway where Scott started third and brought home a 10th-place finish. Additionally Scott piloted this chassis at Auto Club Speedway where he started 12th and earned an eighth-place finish. In 2012, Elliott Sadler and Joey Coulter earned top-10 finishes at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coulter 10th) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sadler seventh) with this Chevrolet.

Fast Chi-town History … The Richard Childress Racing driver has six starts to his credit at Chicagoland Speedway. Considered one of his best tracks on the Nationwide Series circuit, Scott has one pole award (Sept. 2011), two top fives and three top-10 finishes, along with five-laps led. His best finishes of third came in both the 2010 and 2011 events.

Best Career Race … One week ago at Richmond International Raceway, Scott showed a dominating performance by scoring his second-career pole and led 240 of 250 laps before earning a best career-equaling finish of second. Thus far in 2013 since joining RCR, Scott has one pole, three top five, 12 top-10 finishes, led 253 laps and has an average starting position of 10.3 and finishing position of 11.5.

Points Points Points … After his second-place finish at Richmond International Raceway Scott is currently seventh in Nationwide Series driver championship standings just nine points out of fifth and 61 points behind series leader Sam Hornish Jr.

Lodging in Idaho … Shore Lodge will serve as primary sponsor for Scott and the No. 2 team this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. 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? … Shore Lodge is set on the southern shore of Payette Lake. The spectacular lake has been a destination for visitors since the 1800s. Known to Native American tribes and frontiersmen, the French Canadian fur trapper, Francois Payette roamed these mountain trails and gave the river and hence the lake its name. In the 1860s, gold miners temporarily settled here to pan for gold but were unsuccessful and soon moved on. Following World War II, a group of businessmen and doctors from Lewiston, Idaho turned their sights to developing the lake for tourists. At its heart would be the iconic Shore Lodge, which opened on July 3, 1948.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:

What did you figure out last month at Chicagoland Speedway?

“Chicagoland has always been one of my favorite tracks in the Nationwide Series. We had a fast Chevrolet Camaro there earlier this season, but our Achilles heel was restarts. We were too loose and would give up three or four positions each time, and once the run sorted out we would pass them back. Essentially, we were like a yo-yo all day, but our Camaro was on par with the leaders and lap times. We need to be able to pass on restarts and not be passed.”

What makes Chicagoland Speedway one of your favorite race tracks?

“I’ve always been strong at Chicagoland (Speedway) and have a lot of good runs. I’ve sat on the pole and had a couple top-three finishes, so I know it’s a place where I could always be a threat to win every time we show up to race.”

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

This Week’s AdvoCare Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 131 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable. This is a new Chevrolet Camaro that will be utilized for the first time under race conditions this weekend.

Dillon at Chicagoland Speedway … Dillon has three previous Nationwide Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, earning a pair of third-place finishes in July 2013 and September 2012, along with a sixth-place finish in July 2012. He has led 77 laps at the 1.5-mile track. He is also the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner at the track.

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 (5.4), ranks second in Laps in the Top-15 (90.7 percent), has led the second-most laps (484), maintains the third-best Driver Rating (101.0), ranks fourth in Average Running Position (9.091), is the fourth-Fastest Driver on Restarts (8.4) and ranks fourth in Fastest Laps Run (281).

Get to the Points … Dillon ranks second in the Nationwide Series driver championship standings, 16 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 Chicagoland Speedway. 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 Chicagoland Speedway, 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.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:

You’ve been successful at Chicagoland Speedway in the past. Why do you think that is?

“Chicagoland Speedway has some rough characteristics and I seem to do well on those types of tracks, I don’t know why that is. It just suits me well, I guess. It reminds me of Kentucky Speedway and Iowa Speedway in that respect. Danny Stockman and the No. 3 team and I work well together and we’ve been able to build a pretty good notebook for a lot of tracks, including Chicagoland Speedway. Now that we’re going to a lot of these tracks for the second time this season, we have some notes to work off of and it gives us some confidence heading into the race weekend. We feel prepared so that we can gain maximum points.”

Kevin Harvick
No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Rheem/Menards Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 130 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in the Dollar General 300 on Saturday afternoon. This new RCR-prepared Chevrolet will be on track for the first time this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

Windy City Stats … Since 2001, Harvick has made nine Nationwide Series starts at the 1.5-mile facility collecting one pole award (2010), two wins (2005 and 2006), four top-five and five top-10 finishes. The two-time Nationwide Series champion holds an average starting position of 7.1 coupled with a 13th-place average finishing position. He has completed 89.6 percent (1,616 of 1,803) of the laps contested and is credited with 95 laps led.

Gotta Have a Rheem … Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling and water heating supplier to Richard Childress Racing, and is a primary sponsor of RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series.

Double Duty … In addition to driving the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Camaro Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, Harvick will also pilot the No. 29 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, along with the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:

What are your thoughts on driving the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway?

“Chicagoland (Speedway) has been good to me throughout the years. I enjoy racing at Chicagoland because the track is unique. You can go through the corners pretty much wide open. You can let off sooner than you do at most places we go to, and you can drive it all the way through the corners under power. There is a lot more throttle there than most places. You get back in the gas a lot quicker there too, compared to other places. We’ve gotten a few wins in the past, and I hope to pick up another this weekend for the Rheem/Menards team.”

 

Richard Childress Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Race: EnjoyIllinois.com 225
Location: Chicagoland Speedway

Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Chicagoland Speedway … Richard Childress Racing has six previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, collecting one victory, two top-five and three top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 4.8 average starting position, coupled with an 8.5 average finishing position and has completed 100 percent of the laps contested.

RCR’s Camping World Truck Series History … In 304 Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has collected 37 pole awards, 28 wins, 113 top-five and 185 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 15 Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Ty Dillon is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 58 markers, while Brendan Gaughan is 10th in the standings, 105 points outside the top spot. The No. 3 team is fifth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 62 team is 13th.

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 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, Sept. 13 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1, and also 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 Chicagoland Speedway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 019 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to victory lane at Kentucky Speedway earlier this season.

Windy City Details … This weekend’s 150-lap race marks Dillon’s second Camping World Truck Series appearance at the Joliet, Ill.-based facility. In his first Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, Dillon started third and finished 12th. Dillon has also competed in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at the track in 2011, where he earned the pole award and made a trip to victory lane after leading for 16 circuits.

Can I Have Your Autograph? … Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs at Bass Pro Shops located at 709 Janes Ave. in Bolingbrook, Ill., on September 12 beginning at 6 p.m. Central Time before competing in the EnjoyIllinios.com 225 on Friday evening.

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.

A Little R&R … Following Friday night’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, Dillon and his older brother Austin are scheduled to travel to Colorado to kick off bow season with Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. The group will visit Trinchera Ranch, one of the largest parks committed to conserving wildlife, and hunt for elk throughout their trip.

Corn Country Recap … Dillon survived alternator issues and two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish to earn a third-place finish at Iowa Speedway. This third-place result marks Dillon’s fifth top-five finish of the season.

TY DILLON QUOTE:

With seven races left in the season, what are your thoughts heading into the final stretch of the year before championship weekend?

“We’ve had some really fast trucks recently. We just haven’t gotten the finishes that we deserved. Last weekend was a true testament to how hard this Bass Pro Shops team works each week. They could have given up after our alternator died, but they kept their heads up and kept digging. This is what a championship caliber team is made out of. We’re not out of this thing yet. We’ll keep working towards wins and those wins will get us closer to the championship.”

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

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado at Chicagoland Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 020 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Gaughan at Kentucky Speedway in June where a mechanical issue relegated the No. 62 team to a 27th-place finish.

Racing in the Windy City … Gaughan has two previous Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval (2011 and 2012). Between those two appearances, the Las Vegas native has earned one top-five and one top-10 finish, has an 11.5 average starting position coupled with an eighth-place average finishing position, has completed 99.7 percent (299 of 300) of the laps contested and is credited with 83 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 a 90,000 square foot 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 … There is more than 15,000 miles of lighted neon tubing on The Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas.

In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home a 24th-place result at Iowa Speedway after battling handling issues, surviving a blown tire and being involved in a late-race incident.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:

What are your thoughts on racing at Chicagoland Speedway.

“Chicagoland Speedway is one of those types of tracks that I really like because the mile-and-a-half tracks are my kind of place. Even though these types of tracks fit me so well, Chicagoland is actually its own unique animal because both straightaways are bent, it’s more like an egg shape than an actual oval. It makes for a very unique race, and I can’t wait to get back there in Richard Childress Racing prepared type equipment.”


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