NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
June 27, 2013
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Ty Dillon) and 27th (Brendan Gaughan).
Dillon is third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 40 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks seventh in the standings, 52 points out of the top spot.
The No. 3 Chevrolet team is fourth in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team eighth in the standings.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned the second-highest Driver Rating (127.3), while Gaughan ranked 18th with a rating of 68.5.
Combined, Dillon and Gaughan posted the Fastest Laps Run 26 times during the event, ranking them third and seventh.
Dillon was the Fastest Driver Late in a Run..
Dillon scored the third-highest Average Running Position of 5.393.
Dillon earned his second-career Camping World Truck Series victory and was followed to the line by Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 13. The ninth race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on SPEED beginning at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network.
Ty Dillon Claws his Way to Victory Lane in Kentucky
After battling a loose-handling Chevrolet in qualifying, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops earned their second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory; doing so at Kentucky Speedway. Starting from the 22nd spot, Dillon began his quest to the front right from the initial green flag. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called for a two-tire pit stop on lap 25, which propelled the Richard Childress Racing driver into the top 10. He battled a temperamental black and orange machine in the late stages of the race, but one last trip to pit road proved to be the ticket on lap 111. The Bass Pro Shops team serviced Dillon with right-side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. He restarted sixth and drove through the field taking the top spot on lap 124. Not looking back, Dillon held off all competitors and drove his No. 3 Chevrolet to victory lane for his second career NASCAR win.
Start – 22 Finish – 1 Laps Led – 26 Points – 3rd
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“Man, what a night. I can’t thank my guys enough for everything they do for this team. Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) made some awesome calls that put us right where we needed to be to win this race. We started off with a not-so-great qualifying effort, but the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet became a rocket there at the end. The last five laps were the longest ones of my life. I’m so happy to be here in Victory Lane, have this opportunity to race for my grandfather and put on a great show for all the fans. I’m truly blessed.”
MARCUS RICHMOND QUOTE:
“This win is for everyone at RCR. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support from all the departments back at the shop. ECR engines are great. We had a really fast truck there at the end. Ty started off too loose and I knew if I could get the truck to the tight side, he could wheel it. And, he did. I’m so proud of this Bass Pro Shops team, they work hard and deserved this win.”
Brendan Gaughan Beaten by Mechanical Problem at Kentucky
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet started the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway on a high note Thursday night. They qualified their Silverado fourth on the grid with high hopes for an even better finish. Once the initial green flag waved, Gaughan settled into the sixth position and ran there for the early going through lap 25. However, on that circuit around the 1.5-mile speedway, he radioed to crew chief Shane Wilson he had smoke in the cockpit and the oil pressure had dropped. The engine was still running, so Gaughan took his truck to the garage area. The crew quickly assessed the problem and discovered a faulty oil pump was the reason they were on jack stands while everyone else was racing. It was an all-hands effort to make repairs and get back out. They accomplished that on lap 59 returning to action in 32nd place, 34 laps down to the leaders. Through attrition and commitment, Gaughan and the South Point Hotel & Casino team were able to pick up five positions to finish in 27th place, while running top-10 and top-five lap times.
Start – 4th Finish – 27th Laps Led – 0 Points – 7th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“That was not the finish this South Point Chevrolet team was looking for or deserved. We had a great qualifying effort and Shane (Wilson, crew chief) made some big changes before we went out there. We were good in the race and just finding our rhythm and stride when we ended up in the garage. But, like I knew we could, we were able to fix it to get back out and earn some points.”