RCR Event Preview – Watkins Glen 355 and Zippo 200 at the Glen

Event: Watkins Glen 355
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Venue: Watkins Glen International

Richard Childress Racing at “The Glen” … In 62 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Watkins Glen International, RCR boasts two wins (Robby Gordon 2003 and Kevin Harvick 2006), eight top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. Dale Earnhardt won three poles (1990, ’92, ’96) at the high-speed, seven-turn, upstate New York facility.

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,576 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 46 pole awards, 105 wins, 466 top-five finishes and 996 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 15.9. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Sprint Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93 and ’94, six NASCAR XFINITY 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.


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The Collective RCR …Throughout the season’s 21 contested races, RCR’s Sprint Cup Series have collectively notched six top-five and 17 top-10 finishes with drivers Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard. RCR’s three full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers rank 12th (Menard), 13th (Newman) and 20th (Dillon) in the driver championship point standings.

RCR Pocono Rewind … Last weekend, RCR teammates Menard, Dillon and Newman finished 11th, 13th and 23rd, respectively, in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway.

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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 – @RCR3ADillon, @RCR27PMenard, @RCR31RNewman, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages – www.facebook.com/austindillon3 , www.facebook.com/PaulMenard27 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.

Catch the Action … The Watkins Glen 355 at Watkins Glen International will be televised live Sunday, August 9 beginning at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Dow Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 469 in the Watkins Glen 355. Dillon has raced this Chevrolet SS on three previous occasions, finishing 17th at Sonoma Raceway in 2015, 16th at Watkins Glen International in 2014 and 17th at Sonoma Raceway in 2014.

Dillon at Watkins Glen International … In one previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Watkins Glen, Dillon finished 16th. He has two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts to his credit at the road course, posting a 12th-place finish in 2013 and a 23rd-place finish in 2012. He also finished 12th in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Division race at Watkins Glen in 2008 and 21st in 2014.

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Get to the Points … Dillon ranks 20th in the championship point standings leading into the Watkins Glen 355.

In the Rear View … Dillon earned a 13th-place finish in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway last week after pitting for fuel with two laps remaining in the 160-lap event.

#ParadeofPower … Dillon is scheduled to showcase the No. 3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Parade of Power on Wednesday, August 5 in Concord, North Carolina. The parade rolls off at high Noon from Concord Mills Mall, travels down Bruton Smith Blvd and ends in front of Charlotte Motor Speedway where Dillon will participate in a fan Q&A and autograph session. The event is free to fans. For details: http://bit.ly/1s9IExX

Meet Coca-Cola Driver Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to make an appearance on behalf of Coca-Cola on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. ET at Walmart (515 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY). The autograph session is limited and wristbands will be distributed.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
Some people call Watkins Glen the ‘speedway’ of road course racing. What are your thoughts?
“It’s definitely a fast track. Watkins Glen is one of those places where all the road-racing techniques come into play but at a higher speed. We’ll be shifting a lot. I’m actually looking forward to it. We had a really good run going there last year. We were inside the top 10 and missed on the last corner, losing about four spots. Hopefully we can capitalize on what we learned last year and grow from there.”
Paul Menard, No. 27 Libman / Menards Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Libman / Menards Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … The Richard Childress Racing team has prepared chassis No. 470 for this weekend’s 90-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International. This chassis was previously raced this season at Sonoma Raceway where Menard started 32nd and finished 13th.

11-Turn Stats … The Wisconsin native has competed in 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at the 2.45-mile road course. He has five top-20 finishes and has completed 99 percent of laps in competition. Menard also has eight NASCAR XFINITY Series starts with one top-five and five top-10 finishes.

Rookie Stripe … Justin Alexander has impressive stats in his first year as a full-time Sprint Cup Series crew chief. In 26 races with Menard, Alexander has led the team to one top-five, 13 top-15 and 18 top-20 starts. He’s also collected 19 top-20, 16 top-15 and three top-five finishes. Alexander is the first three-time winner of the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race award this season.

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Double Duty … Menard is also scheduled to participate in Saturday’s 82-lap XFINITY Series event in the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevy Camaro. That race can be seen on Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network.

Where Do You Stand … Menard sits 12th in the Sprint Cup Series driver point standings and currently holds the 13th position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Grid with only five races left before the Chase begins in September.

Last Time at The Glen … Early mechanical issues forced Menard to the garage in the opening laps of last year’s Sprint Cup Series event at Watkins Glen International. The No. 27 team made repairs and was back on track by lap 11, eventually crossing the finish line in 32nd after surviving two red-flag conditions.

PAUL MENARD QUOTE:
How much do you enjoy racing at Watkins Glen International?
“I always enjoy road-course racing, especially at Watkins Glen. It’s a really fast course with some great braking zones to set up for passing opportunities. As a bonus, rain could always play a factor up in New York and this year we’re all set up to run in the rain, if need be, with an additional blower (defogger) and windshield wipers. This weekend should be fun.”

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Watkins Glen International … Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 514 in the Watkins Glen 355. This Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Sonoma Raceway (Start: 16/Finish: 9).

Newman at The Glen … Newman will make his 498th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start when the Series returns to the final road-course race of the season. In 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Watkins Glen International, he recorded one top-five and three top-10 finishes. His average start is 10th and average finish is 18th. He has raced in the top spot for 20 circuits. He also has competed five times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series earning one win in 2005.

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Get to the Points … A gamble on fuel in the closing laps did not work out to the Cat team’s benefit resulting in a 23rd-place finish at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Newman now ranks 13th in the championship point standings and 14th in the Chase Grid with just five races remaining before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship begins.

Last Time Around at Watkins Glen … Newman started 10th and raced in the top 10 in the opening laps while a variety of pit strategies were put into motion by the competition during the event. For the No. 31 team, crew chief Luke Lambert called his driver onto pit road on lap 28 under green while running eighth. The team’s green-flag run saw Newman race in 12th while battling a tight-handling condition. The chance to pit and fine tune the No. 31 Chevrolet happened under caution on lap 52. The driver restarted in 18th since several teams opted to stay out. Then moments later on lap 55, Newman was involved in a multi-car crash coming out of the final turn that caused the race to be red flagged for more than an hour. The Caterpillar Chevrolet was damaged beyond repair forcing Newman and his team to call it a day.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:
What is the key to getting around Watkins Glen?
“Watkins Glen is really so fast. You need to get through the esses because it turns into a really long straightaway and, because it is so close to running wide open, it is really important to have a good balance. At the same time, the hard 90s back to the start finish line are equally important passing wise. Having good brake balance and not wheel hopping into Turn 1 seems to be sensitive as well. It’s just so fast and navigating the bus stop is also one of the keys. Every corner is important and equally as important and a bit different, which makes this track a real challenge.”

What’s the toughest part of the track for you to figure out?
“I think the toughest part for me is getting the car tight enough through the esses. Typically you struggle with being loose through there. The tighter you are the faster you are.”

What’s your favorite part of the track?
“I really like the bus stop. The top speed hard braking and then right, left, left, right and then you have to get set up and get your brake pedal back before you get through the carousel because the rumble strips in the bus stop will knock the brake pads back pretty bad.”

You finished ninth back at Sonoma Raceway. How much of an indicator is that for how well the Cat team can run at Watkins Glen?
“I think we have a chance at a good run for sure. I’ve run second there before and won an XFINITY race. I know how to get around there. We just need to get everything to line up right on the given day.”

 

Race: Zippo 200
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Location: Watkins Glen International

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Watkins Glen International … In 24 XFINITY Series starts at the 2.45-mile road course, Richard Childress Racing has led 117 laps and visited Victory Lane once with Kevin Harvick in 2007. RCR averages a 13.3 starting position, an 11.6 finish and has accumulated five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.

Iowa Recap … In the U.S. Cellular 250, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Brandon Jones posted third, fourth, fifth and 20th-place finishes, respectively.

The Points … All three RCR XFINITY Series full-time drivers remain in the top 10 of the driver point standings as the Series heads to Watkins Glen International for the 20th event of the season. Ty Dillon is currently third, Brendan Gaughan eighth and Brian Scott is ninth. The No. 33 RCR team is second in the owner point standings.

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Social Media … To stay on track with the latest news and information and to view exclusive, behind the scenes content visit RCR’s Twitter account – @RCRracing, RCR’s NASCAR XFINITY Series team Twitter accounts – @RCR2BScott, @RCR3TDillon, @RCR33NNS and @RCR62BGaughan. RCR’s XFINITY Series driver twitter accounts – @bscottracing, @tydillon and @Brendan62. For additional photos, news and video log on to rcrracing.com.

Catch the Action … Coverage of this weekend’s XFINITY Series event at The Glen will be televised live on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM channel 90.

Brian Scott, No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Shore Lodge Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … Brian Scott and his No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro team will race chassis No. 126 this weekend at Watkins Glen International. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared chassis last raced at Texas Motor Speedway where Scott qualified fourth and finished sixth. This chassis has an average starting position of 6.7 and an average finishing position of 7.7 in the past four races competed.

Watkins Glen Statistics … Scott will be making his sixth NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the 2.45-mile road course where he has earned two top-10 finishes, an average start of 13.4 and an average finish of 11.6. Scott has finished 14th or better in all five races, with 412 of 413 (99.8 percent) laps completed.

2015 at A Glance … After 19 XFINITY Series races this season, Scott has captured three top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, sits ninth in the driver point standings and has led 133 laps with an average starting position of 5.9 and an average finish of 14.5. According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Scott currently leads the XFINITY Series drivers with the highest average starting position of 5.9.

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Last Time in Watkins Glen … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro qualified for the Zippo 200 at The Glen in the seventh position at Watkins Glen International. This 82-lap race was a game of strategy from the initial-green flag. The Boise, Idaho native picked up 12 positions in the final 20 laps crossing the finish line in 10th place.

Iowa Race Rewind … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet qualified in the 11th position for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The XFINITY Series went 75 laps under green-flag conditions before being slowed for debris. To keep up with the changing track conditions going from daytime to nighttime, the Shore Lodge team utilized the first stop for four tires, fuel, wedge and track bar adjustments. Scott raced inside the top 10 for the majority of the first half of the scheduled 250-lap event. Two great pit stops on lap 146 and 205 put Scott in position to gain on the top-five teams. With two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, Scott battled for position in the closing laps and captured a third-place finish for his third top five this season.

Meet Scott … Scott is scheduled to appear at the XFINITY Series autograph session at Watkins Glen International in the Bog Hospitality inside Turn 11 on Friday, August 7 at 5:15 p.m.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
Are you looking forward to the road course races?
“I like the road course races. Watkins Glen has always been one of the faster road courses that we go to. You almost primarily do all right-hand turns. It’s a weekend where we get a lot of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that use the XFINITY race to polish up and get ready for their race. It’s a tough competitive weekend, but it’s a lot of fun. I like the challenges of the road courses.”

How does Watkins Glen prepare you for the two road course races after?
“Anytime you can get repetitions on a road course it helps. Just to be able to get yourself in the rhythm of shifting and all of the things you have to do different on a road course, than you do in an oval, is good.”

Ty Dillon, No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 456 for this weekend’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new to the road course racing stable and will see track action for the first time on Friday during NASCAR XFINITY Series practice.

Dillon in the XFINITY Series at WGI … Dillon has made one previous start at the 11-turn, 2.45-mile road course, finishing eighth. This will be Dillon’s sixth-career road course race.

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Last week at Iowa Speedway … Dillon collected his fourth top-five finish of the season last Saturday night at Iowa Speedway by finishing fourth. He qualified 10th and raced inside the top 10 for the entire 250-lap race. In the closing laps, Dillon improved his positioning with two aggressive green-white-checkered restarts.

XFINITY Series Points Update … After 19 races, Dillon remains third in the XFINITY Series driver point standings, trailing second-place by only one point and first place by 21 points.

Meet Ty Dillon … Fans will have several unique opportunities to meet Dillon this weekend. First, Dillon and grandfather/team owner Richard Childress are scheduled to appear at the historic Yuengling Brewery for its annual “BBQ at the Brewery” celebration on Thursday, August 6. Beginning at 11 a.m., fans can meet Dillon and Childress, have a hot dog, tour the 186-year-old brewery and shop in the gift store. On Friday, August 7, on behalf of Yuengling, Dillon is scheduled to appear at the Tops Market on 504 ½ S. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, N.Y. beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Walmart Supercenter at 515 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, N.Y. at 6:15 p.m.

TY DILLON QUOTE:
Last season, road course racing had its challenges for this team. How are your preparing this time around?
“Road course racing has always been a fun part of the schedule because of its unique challenge. Last season, we ran into a few mechanical issues at Mid-Ohio and Road America and had a good finish at The Glen. I think we learned a lot from last season and we’re looking to redeem ourselves this time around. Each of these road courses have different challenges that I am fully prepared for. Earlier this year I was able to go out to Las Vegas and learn from a great road course racer, Ron Fellows, at his driving school at Spring Mountain. I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to putting my skills to test.”
Paul Menard, No. 33 FVP/Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quote:

This Week’s Richmond/Menards Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 116 in the Zippo 200 at The Glen. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and has an average starting position of 5.7 and an average finishing position of eighth.

Stats at The Glen … The Eau Claire, Wis., native driver has made eight NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at The Glen, collecting one top-five and five top-10 finishes. Menard has an average starting position of 10.9, an average finishing position of 12.4 and led for a total of three laps.

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Rearview Mirror: Iowa … Last weekend, the XFINITY Series visited Iowa Speedway for the 18th race of the 2015 season. Brandon Jones qualified the FVP/Menards Chevrolet fourth for the scheduled 250-lap event. After running within the top 10 for the majority of the race, Jones made contact with another competitor on lap 231 and sustained damage to the No. 33 entry. The 18-year-old driver was able to finish the remainder of the event on the lead lap crossing the finish line in the 20th position.

33 Team by the Numbers … So far this season, the No. 33 team has accumulated some impressive stats with Menard, Austin Dillon and Brandon Jones. In 19 races, the RCR team has garnered three wins, five pole awards, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes with 418 laps led.

Looking Ahead … Following this weekend’s 82-lap affair, Brandon Jones will return to the driver’s seat of the No. 33 Chevrolet for the next two consecutive races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Bristol Motor Speedway.

Double Duty … In addition to Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen, watch Menard in the No. 27 Libman/Menards Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series The Glen 355, which airs live on NBC Sports Network Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

PAUL MENARD QUOTE:
You raced at Sonoma Raceway earlier this year in the Sprint Cup Series event. What’s the difference there versus Watkins Glen International?
“At a place like Watkins Glen there are better passing opportunities than somewhere like Sonoma. I think historically you see more wrecks at Sonoma, where at Watkins Glen you can get by a guy if you’re faster than him. It’s a fun road course and it can be really hard to pass. Obviously the harder it is to pass, the more track position means so you try to get all you can on the restarts. It has really high speeds and the setup is a lot different than you would run at Sonoma, which all makes for an interesting weekend.”
Brendan Gaughan, No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quote:

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 109 this weekend at The Glen. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and has an average starting position of 8.6 and an average finishing position of 9.7.

Upstate NY Details … In four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 2.45-mile road course, Gaughan averages a starting position of 20.8 and finishing position of 23.5. The Las Vegas native best finish came in 2013 when he scored a 14th-place result.

Welcome Home, Adam … No. 62 front end mechanic Adam Brown returns to his home state this weekend for the Zippo 200. The Rochester, N.Y.,-native grew up working on race cars and watching races with his dad. Brown made the move to North Carolina in 2004 and began working at RCR in 2010 as a full-time mechanic. The next year, Brown travelled with Ty Dillon in the ARCA Racing Series where they earned the drivers championship. This is Brown’s second year with the South Point team.

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In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway… Gaughan qualified in the third position for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. This marked Gaughan’s 14th top-10 starting position of the season. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet raced in the top five for the majority of the scheduled 250-lap event and raced his way to second place in the final 40 laps, putting himself in contention to compete for the race lead. After taking the green flag on the first attempt at a green-white-checker, Gaughan went for the lead going into Turn 1 but got loose and slipped to the sixth position. He was able to improve one position, to fifth, before taking the checkered flag.

To the Points … As the Series travels to upstate New York, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team remain eighth in the driver point standings.

Tune in Alert … Tune into “Dialed In” with Claire B. Lang on SiriusXM channel 90 at 9 p.m. ET. on Thursday, August 6 when Gaughan will be a guest on the show.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
How is Watkins Glen International different than other road courses?
“Watkins Glen has so many fast corners. The bus stop is basically a corner built into chaos. You have to let the car roll as hard as humanly possible. It is a place on that course where you can’t gain that much position, but you can lose a ton. Many other road courses are much more speedway fast, motor-wise, while The Glen is faster with corner speeds.”


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