RCR Post Race Report — Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
RACE: Texas 400
TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway
DATE: June 8, 2012
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished third (Joey Coulter), fourth (Brendan Gaughan) and seventh (Ty Dillon).
All three RCR entries spent the entire 167-lap event running in the top 15.
According the NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned the third-highest driver rating (117.6), while Gaughan’s 106.9 driver rating ranked him fifth and Coulter’s 102.7 driver rating ranked him eighth.
Combined, the three RCR entries posted the fastest lap of the race for 16 circuits with Coulter earning eight of those laps, Gaughan with five and Dillon with three.
Coulter’s third-place finish represents his best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career finish in his 32nd starts.
Coulter ranked third in the Closers category, gaining two positions in the final 10 percent of the race.
Coulter made 48 green-flag passes during the 167-lap event ranking him fourth amongst his competitors.
Gaughan maintained the sixth-best average running position of 6.263 according to NASCAR’s Loop Data statistics.
Gaughan ranked seventh in the Loop Data category Fastest on Restarts with an average speed of 169.064 mph.
Dillon led for 22 of 167 laps.
Dillon earned the best average running position (3.7) in the 35-truck field while Gaughan and Coulter ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
Johnny Sauter earned his first victory of the 2012 season and was followed to the finish line by Matt Crafton, Coulter, Gaughan and Nelson Piquet Jr.
The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, June 28. The eighth race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on SPEED beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.