Richard Childress Racing–Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Lottery 300
Kansas Speedway
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Race Highlights:
Ty Dillon finished fourth and was the highest finishing Richard Childress Racing driver in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Brendan Gaughan finished 10th, Austin Dillon 16th and Brian Scott 23rd.
Ty Dillon qualified in the fifth position and was the highest RCR qualifier for the Kansas Lottery 300. Brendan Gaughan started eighth, Austin Dillon ninth and Brian Scott 11th.
Next up for the XFINITY Series is the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC, broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Brian Scott Finishes 23rd at Kansas Speedway

Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team qualified for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway in 11th place for the 30th event of the 2015 season. In the opening laps of the 300-mile race, the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 team fought loose-handling conditions. During a scheduled pit stop on lap 47, the Mike Hillman, Jr.-led team took four tires and fuel with a chassis and air pressure adjustment, gaining two positions off pit road. Scott restarted in the eighth position and rocketed to fourth when the second caution was displayed on lap 60. The 28-year-old spent the majority of the final 140 laps inside the top five battling for the lead with a combination of two-and-four tire pit stops. Unfortunately, under the caution period with less than four laps remaining, the No. 2 machine ran out of fuel and had to make another visit to pit road in order to cross the finish line, ultimately being scored in the 23rd position at race’s end.

Start – 11 Finish – 23 Laps Led – 0 Points – 9

“We need to focus on the positives after today’s race. We had an awesome Shore Lodge Chevrolet and the pit crew had a phenomenal day on pit road. We just can’t catch a break.”

Ty Dillon Records 10th Top-Five Finish of the Season at Kansas Speedway

Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Big Cedar Lodge Chevrolet Camaro to a fourth-place finish Saturday afternoon, recording the team’s 10th top-five finish of the season. Dillon qualified fifth and raced inside the top 10 for the scheduled 200-lap race. Dillon radioed to crew chief Nick Harrison that his car handled very well and he was satisfied with its balance. As a result of the car’s good handling through the corners, Dillon showed speed on long green-flag runs and was able to pass competitors with relative ease. Towards the end of the race, Dillon drove up inside the top five and made the pass for third place with eight laps to go. A late caution flag created a green-white-checkered flag finish, which shuffled Dillon back to fourth place, where he would cross the finish line. Dillon was the first XFINITY Series regular to cross the finish line and remained fourth in the driver championship point standings. With three races remaining, Dillon trails the points leader by 36 points and second place by only nine points.

Start – 5 Finish – 4 Laps Led – 0 Points – 4

“We really had a good Bass Pro Shops Chevy and it was very competitive there on the long runs. It’s fun running these races when you have such a fast car. Unfortunately, we didn’t really need that caution flag there at the end. We’ll take these next two off weekends and talk over our strategy for the remaining races and how we’re going to stay in this championship hunt.”

Austin Dillon Finishes 16th in Ruud Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway

Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon drove the No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The 2012 XFINITY Series Champion started the race from the ninth position and struggled with a loose-handling condition during the beginning half of the event. Despite the handling troubles, Dillon was one of the only drivers whose lap times did not fall off dramatically during the course of a run. Routine pit stops during caution periods allowed the Danny Stockman-led team to fine tune the handling of the Ruud Chevrolet with track bar, wedge and air pressure adjustments and, as the laps drew to a close, handling switched from loose to tight. Dillon was scored in the 10th spot when the caution flag was displayed with five laps remaining, bringing the race into overtime and setting the field for a green-white-checker finish. Dillon took the final green flag from the eighth position but fell back on the restart as he scrambled for fuel pickup in the final laps of the race, which extended four laps past its advertised distance. He ultimately secured a 16th-place finish. Dillon will drive the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 7. The race is live on NBC at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Start – 9 Finish – 16 Laps Led – 0 Owner’s Points – 4

“On that last restart the car sputtered like it was out of fuel, so I turned the steering wheel back and forth to try and get some additional fuel pickup. It caught up on the backstretch, but by then we were out of laps and ended up finishing 16th. Ruud had a big group here today and I want to thank them for coming out to support us. I was hoping to contend for another win for them this weekend.”

Brendan Gaughan Scores a Top-10 Finish at Kansas Speedway

Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team started eighth and finished 10th in the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The team started from the rear of the field after making an unapproved adjustment following qualifying. After taking the green flag from the back of the pack, Gaughan quickly moved into the 22nd position by the first caution on lap two. A slight air pressure and wedge adjustment were applied during the No. 62 team’s first pit stop on lap 45 to fix the loose handling race car. Gaughan settled in to the top 15 for a majority of the first half of the race. The caution flag waved again on lap 80 and the pit crew picked up a spot on pit road to get Gaughan into the top 10 for the first time. Still battling a loose condition, Gaughan was forced into the outside wall while avoiding another car and took on some right side cosmetic damage on lap 115. The South Point Hotel & Casino team hovered just outside the top 10 for the second half of the race until the final caution on lap 195. During a green-white-checkered finish, Gaughan pick up a handful of spots en route to his 14th top-10 finish of this season.

Start – 8 Finish – 10 Laps Led – 0 Points – 8

“That was a hard fought day. Shane and the guys really worked their tails off to get us in position for this 10th place. We’re always going to want more, but we’ll take the solid finish.”