NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway
November 1, 2013
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Ty Dillon) and fourth (Brendan Gaughan).
Dillon is third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 47 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks ninth in the standings.
The No. 3 Chevrolet team is fourth in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team 11th in the standings.
According to NASCAR’s Post Race Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned the highest Driver Rating (150.0), while Gaughan ranked fourth with a rating of 104.8.
Dillon earned the highest Average Running Position (1.136) during the 147-lap affair and Gaughan earned the sixth-highest (5.762).
Dillon was first in the Fastest Driver Early in a Run and Fastest Driver Late in a Run categories. Gaughan was seventh and second, respectively in the same categories.
Combined, the RCR drivers collected the Fastest Laps Run 79 times throughout the event.
Both Gaughan and Dillon spent 100 percent of the race running in the top 15.
Dillon led for a total of 130 laps, more than any other competitor.
Dillon earned his second-career Camping World Truck Series victory and was followed to the line by Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr., Gaughan and Justin Lofton.
The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, Nov. 8. The 21st race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR radio, channel 90.
Dillon Dominates in the Lone Star State
Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team dominated at Texas Motor Speedway, leading for 130 of the 147 laps contested on Friday night before taking the checkered flag and making their second trip to victory lane this season. Starting from the third position, Dillon jumped to the inside line and battled three wide for the lead when the initial green flag was displayed. He gained control of the top spot off of turn two and led the first portion of the race. The Welcome, N.C., native drove off with more than a four-second lead on the second-place truck when the field was slowed on lap 59 for a caution period. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called the young driver to pit road for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment to keep the balance neutral on the black and orange machine. Dillon restarted second on the ensuing start, but was shuffled back to third once the green flag waved. He battled side-by-side for position through the course of the next three laps before taking back the top spot. The Richard Childress Racing driver settled into a rhythm and never looked back. Dillon crossed the finish line earning his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Friday night’s win marks the 100th win for the No. 3 in RCR’s history.
Start – 3 Finish – 1 Laps Led – 130 Points – 3rd
TY DILLON QUOTE:
“This is awesome, we finally got a win at Texas (Motor Speedway). I’ve wanted to win the cowboy hat so bad. It’s the one race that I had to win. This No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team is great. They were fast on pit road and worked really hard to put together a fast truck. It all paid off tonight when we pulled into Victory Lane. Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) made some great calls and kept us out front all night long. This was our race from the drop of the green flag. We’ve let too many wins get away this season; I wasn’t going to let this one get away. I’m so proud of this team and everyone at RCR, we couldn’t have done this without everyone’s help.”
MARCUS RICHMOND QUOTE:
“We’ve had some bad luck the last few weeks and after everything that happened last weekend, this was a great way to show how strong this Bass Pro Shops team really is. We work hard every week to put together good trucks. I know this team is capable of winning. We have a great driver and a strong work ethic. We showed that tonight, it’s an honor working for this organization and leading this No. 3 team.”
Gaughan Earns Top-Five Finish at Texas Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team finished fourth under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night. Starting the 147-lap affair from the seventh position, the Las Vegas native competed within the top 10 of the running order, despite battling a condition that transitioned from loose to tight during the early laps. The pit crew made chassis adjustments during scheduled four-tire pit stops on laps 25, 60 and 101 in an effort to combat the handling issues. Armed with a well-handling machine, Gaughan was scored in the sixth position for the lap-106 restart and worked his way into fourth during the final laps, where he ultimately crossed the finish line.
Start – 7 Finish – 4 Laps Led – 0 Points – 9th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“Well, we weren’t as good tonight as we were during the spring race, but we still managed to pull off a pretty good run. Congratulations to my teammate Ty Dillon on his win. The RCR Chevrolets were really fast, but no one had anything for Ty tonight. Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and the South Point Hotel & Casino team did a great job; we just came up a few spots short.”