NASCAR Nationwide Series
Get to Know Netwon 250 presented by Sherwin Williams
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Brian Scott qualified seventh and was the top Richard Childress Racing starter for the Get to Known Newton 250 presented by Sherwin Williams at Iowa Speedway. Brendan Gaughan qualified 10th, Ty Dillon 13th and Cale Conley started 21st.
Brian Scott earned a sixth-place finish, with Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Cale Conley finishing eight, 12th and 30th , respectively, after an early-race accident.
Ty Dillon currently leads the RCR teams in the Nationwide Series driver point standings in fourth, Brian Scott is sixth and Brendan Gaughan seventh.
Next up for the Nationwide Series is the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ABC.
Brian Scott Collects a Sixth-Place Finish at Iowa Speedway
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro qualified seventh for Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin Williams. Scott was happy with his green machine during the 250-lap event only battling minor tight conditions. A stop on pit road during the lap 141 caution gained the Smokey Mountain team four spots moving them from seventh to third. Scott battled for the front running positions, but found better speed on long green-flag runs. When the checkered flag flew at Iowa Speedway, Scott was scored sixth. He earned his second top-10 finish at the 7/8-mile track and remains sixth in the driver point standings.
Start – 7th Finish – 6th Laps Led – 0 Pts – 6th
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
“My Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team did awesome all weekend. Our Camaro was good and our guys on pit road were good. I just couldn’t get it done on short runs. We were definitely a long-run car today. I was hoping it would’ve gone green to the end, but we might have been short on fuel. I’m really happy with how things went today.”
Ty Dillon Finishes Eighth in the Get to Know Newton presented by Sherwin Williams 250 at Iowa Speedway
Ty Dillon drove the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro to an eighth-place finish on Sunday afternoon recording his seventh top-10 finish of the season. Dillon qualified 13th and quickly drove his Camaro inside the top-10. By lap 49, he was running in seventh place after gaining two positions on a four-tire and fuel pit stop. Several times Dillon and crew chief Danny Stockman called for adjustments on the radio to improve the Camaro’s handling because Dillon reported both tight-handling and loose- handling conditions. By the race’s final restart on lap 228, Stockman felt his team had made the right adjustments, and he was right. Dillon drove past four cars and earned an eighth-place finish as he crossed the finish line. The 22-year-old, Welcome, N.C.-native was the second Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender to cross the finish line and moved up one position in the driver point standings to fourth place.
Start – 13th Finish -8th Laps Led – 0 Points -4th
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“The car was getting faster and faster towards the end of the race and I felt if we had a few more laps, we could have raced this No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet inside the top-five. We worked hard with what we had and I definitely learned a lot about the track and our car. I’m looking forward to getting to Charlotte this week and building on our progress”
Cale Conley Earns a 30th-Place Finish after a Tough Day at Iowa Speedway
Cale Conley earned a 30th-place finish after cutting down a right-front tire in the early laps of Sunday’s Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin Williams at Iowa Speedway. The 22-year-old West Virginia-native took the green-flag from the 21st position and immediately reported to crew chief Nick Harrison his IAVA Chevrolet was extremely loose. On lap 39, Conley cut a right front tire down, thus causing him to bring his Camaro to the attention of his crew. The No. 33 team went to work fixing damage on pit road suffered by the incident. The IAVA driver returned to the track several laps down,to solider on and salvage the best finish he could. When the checkered lag flew, Conley was scored with a 30th-place finish.
Start- 21st Finish – 30th Laps Led – 0 Points – N/A
CALE CONLEY QUOTE:
“Today definitely wasn’t our day. We started the race too loose and fought from there. We cut a tire down and had to fix damage under the hood causing us to get back out on track several laps down. I wanted to give a good showing for IAVA and our veterans. I’m proud to work with Nick Harrison and this No. 33 team. We’ll regroup at the shop and get em’ at Dover.”
Brendan Gaughan Finishes 12th in Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team started from the 10th position in the Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin Williams at Iowa Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The South Point Hotel & Casino team battled a free-handling race car throughout the 250-lap event. During the first caution, the team was penalized for pitting before the pits opened resulting in Gaughan restarting at the end of the longest line. The Las Vegas-native restarted 22nd and began working his way back through the field. By lap 112, he had advanced to the 12th position where he would finish the race. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team is seventh in driver point standings heading into the Charlotte race weekend.
Start – 10th Finish – 12th Laps Led – 0 Points -7th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“I feel terrible about the pit road penalty at the beginning of the race. We did our best to stay focused and make up as much ground as we could. The No. 62 team was phenomenal all day, the pit stops were great. We are all ready to go racing at Charlotte next weekend.”