NASCAR Nationwide Series
Lilly Diabetes 250
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Ty Dillon won the Lilly Diabetes 250 and captured the Nationwide Insurance $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.
Ty Dillon qualified third for the Lilly’s Diabetes 250 and was the highest qualifying Richard Childress Racing entry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Teammates Paul Menard, Brian Scott, and Brendan Gaughan qualified ninth, 10th and 17th respectively.
RCR teammates Paul Menard, Brian Scott, and Brendan Gaughan finished sixth, seventh and 19th respectively.
Brian Scott and Ty Dillon qualified for the fourth and final round of the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus at Iowa Speedway next week.
Ty Dillon currently leads the RCR drivers in the Nationwide Series driver point standings in fourth, while Brian Scott is fifth and Brendan Gaughan eighth.
Next up for the Nationwide Series is the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.
Brian Scott Earns 10th Top-10 Finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro qualified for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 10th position. Scott battled inside the top-10 for the majority of the 100-lap event at the historic track. Strategy was the name of the game for the players in the Nationwide Series. Scott was loose off of turn one and fought a tight-handling race car as long green-flag runs went on. On the final restart of the event, Scott was scored in the 11th position and gained four positions when he took the checkered flag finishing seventh. Scott’s finish secured his position in the final Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash program at Iowa Speedway next week.
Start – 10th Finish – 6th Laps Led – 0 Points – 5th
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
“Our Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet was really fast. We had a great Camaro and my guys worked really hard all weekend. Unfortunately, our strategy didn’t play out into our hands. It will one of these days. I’m extremely happy for Ty Dillon and the entire No. 3 Nationwide team on their victory at Indianapolis. It’s a really special win for them.”
Ty Dillon Wins the Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Brickyard, Dash4Cash
Ty Dillon drove the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro to his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Nationwide Insurance’s Dash4Cash $100,000 bonus. Dillon “kissed the bricks” with his fellow teammates following a strong run by the No. 3 Camaro where he led the final 24 laps following a green-flag restart on lap 77. For most of the race, the 22-year-old Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was able to keep his Camaro inside the top-five. He qualified third earlier in the day and ran the first 31 laps inside the top three. He only fell outside of the top-five when his car was off pit sequence with the remainder of the field. Following a series of strategic pit stops on lap 16, 31 and lap 60, Dillon and crew chief Danny Stockman felt good about their track position and the car’s balance to finish the race near the front. The No. 3 Camaro gambled on fuel strategy, but Dillon crossed the finish line with just enough gas to secure the team’s first victory of 2014. This was crew chief Danny Stockman’s first Nationwide Series race win since 2012. Additionally, Dillon moved within 15 points of the leader in the driver point standings, remaining fourth, and qualified again for next week’s Dash4Cash bonus at Iowa Speedway.
Start -3rd Finish – 1st Laps Led – 24 Points – 4th
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“It’s hard to describe how I feel right now. We just won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, probably one of the most historic tracks in the world. I couldn’t be more excited for our guys, Danny, and everyone at RCR. This means so much to me and the RCR family. I just trusted Danny’s pit strategy and drove the heck out of the car. I want to thank Bass Pro Shops, WESCO, Yuengling, and everyone affiliated with this No. 3 car.”
Paul Menard Finishes Sixth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Paul Menard drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 NIBCO/Menards Chevrolet Camaro to a sixth-place finish in Saturday’s 100-lap event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Eau Claire, Wis., driver started ninth and raced inside the top 10 for 37 laps of competition. The NIBCO/Menards driver radioed that the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro was loose off the turns. Crew chief Nick Harrison was able to remedy this during the lap 60 pit stop where he called for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. The RCR driver would only race outside of the top 10 during green-flag pit stops when he was cycled to the 23rd-position. Menard raced his way back into the top 10 and ultimately finished in the sixth position. Up next for Menard in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro is the Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 9th.
Start – 9th Finish – 6th Laps Led – 0 Points – N/A
PAUL MENARD QUOTE:
“We had a fast car today. It all just came down to strategy there at the end. Nick (Harrison, Crew Chief) and crew brought a fast car this weekend. We were able to make some good adjustments today. I think we had a top five car all weekend for sure. I’m happy for Ty (Dillon), this is a special place to get your first win at.”
Brendan Gaughan Finishes 19th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro started the NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 17th position. With the threat of a mechanical issue early in the race, crew chief Shane Wilson took advantage of the first caution on lap 15 to bring the Las Vegas-native to pit road to evaluate the situation. The No. 62 Camaro restarted 31st and Gaughan battled to overcome the early issues throughout the day, working his way up to 14th on lap 46. He finished his day at the Brickyard in 19th-place. Gaughan and the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team are currently eighth in the driver point standings as the series heads to Iowa Speedway next weekend.
Start – 17th Finish – 19th Laps Led – 0 Points – 8th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“It was a really disappointing day for the South Point Hotel & Casino team. Definitely not how we wanted to finish at the Brickyard. All we can do is learn and move on from this to Iowa next week.”