Richard Childress Racing–DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans

Phoenix International Raceway
DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Race Highlights:
Ty Dillon finished fifth and was the highest finishing Richard Childress Racing driver in the DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway. Brian Scott finished 11th followed by Brendan Gaughan 12th and Austin Dillon 14th.
Austin Dillon qualified second and was the highest qualifier for the RCR camp. Brendan Gaughan qualified sixth, Ty Dillon eighth and Brian Scott 13th.
Next up for the NASCAR XFINITY Series is the Homestead 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, November 21 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC, broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Brian Scott Finishes 11th at Phoenix International Raceway

With two races left in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, Brian Scott and the No. 2 Albertsons / Kraft Singles Chevrolet started in the 13th position for the DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway. The Mike Hillman Jr., led team made adjustments on the lap 63 and 114 visits to pit road to work on the changing track conditions for the 200-lap event. On initial start, Scott battled loose-handling conditions and as the green-flag laps clicked away, he then battled a tight-handling Camaro. Scott was scored as high as ninth but would ultimately cross the finish line in the 11th position. The XFINITY Series season wraps up next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Start – 13 Finish – 11 Laps Led – 0 Points – 8

“It wasn’t the day we wanted for out No. 2 Albertsons / Kraft Singles Chevrolet. We missed the balance this weekend. We’ve got one more shot this season next weekend at Homestead.”

Ty Dillon Drives No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro to a Fifth-Place finish

Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro to a fifth-place finish Saturday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, recording the team’s 12th top-five finish of the season. With one race remaining on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule, Dillon pulled to within 22 points of the leader in the driver championship point standings. Dillon, who qualified eighth earlier Saturday, didn’t get off to the best start in the DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans, reporting to crew chief Nick Harrison he had a loose-handling condition driving into the corners. Harrison and crew went to work on improving the No. 3 Camaro’s balance on the first pit stop of the day, coming on lap 64. After the pit stop, Dillon found himself 15th, needing to make up some ground. The second of three cautions on the afternoon came on lap 112 and Harrison called Dillon to pit road; this time for only two right-side tires and fuel. The team gained nine positions with the two-tire pit stop allowing Dillon to restart third. From there, Dillon stretched the green-flag run 86 laps and maintained his positioning inside the top five. In the end, Harrison’s strategy paid off; the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro crossed the finish line fifth. Dillon is currently third in the XFINITY Series driver championship point standings, trailing second place by just four points and the leader by 22 points.

Start – 8 Finish – 5 Laps Led – 0 Points – 3rd

“This was all on Nick (Harrison, crew chief) and Danny (Efland, engineer) today. Wow, they drew up one heck of a race strategy and managed to give me the track position I needed. We pulled a little bit closer to the 60 car today and we’re going to give it our all next week in Homestead. Regardless, this team is on the right track and I’m proud of their efforts.”

Austin Dillon Finishes 14th in the Desert

Austin Dillon and the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet team finished 14th in the DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Dillon started the 200-lap event from the outside pole and immediately reported he was too loose. As the track temperature changed, Dillon reported he was too tight on exit. Crew chief Danny Stockman called the Richard Childress Racing driver to the attention of the Rheem pit crew on lap 112 when the field was slowed for a caution flag. The team serviced the black and red Chevrolet with four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. Dillon restarted fifth on the ensuing green flag and began experiencing a slight vibration. Dillon returned to pit road under green-flag conditions on lap 163 for a loose right-rear wheel. During his time on pit road, Dillon fell one lap down to the leaders and rejoined the racing surface in the 17th position. In the remaining 30 laps of the race, Dillon was able to improve to 14th before crossing the finish line.

Start – 2 Finish – 14 Laps Led – 0 Owner’s Points – 4

“We didn’t have a car that could win today, but we were definitely a top-five car. On that last pit stop, we tried to get all we could but didn’t get all the lug nuts tight on the right rear wheel forcing us to pit again a few laps later. I’m still proud of the Rheem team for all their hard work this weekend. We still have one race left on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. We’ll go out and try to get us another one before the season is over.”

Brendan Gaughan Finishes 12th at Phoenix International Raceway

Brendan Gaughan drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet to a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s 200-mile event at Phoenix International Raceway. The Las Vegas native started sixth. Gaughan battled tight-handling right-front conditions for most of the race. At lap 100, Gaughan reported loose conditions late in that run, then tight after adjusting the brake bias. During a caution on lap 63, crew chief Shane Wilson made a chassis adjustment. Gaughan fluctuated from ninth to 13th as the team handled tight conditions on the right front. The final caution on lap 112 left the South Point Chevy in fuel saving mode, just outside of the 80-lap fuel window. Gaughan maintained his position throughout the 81-lap run finishing 12th. The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to competition Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Start – 6 Finish – 12 Laps Led – 0 Points – 9

“Our South Point Hotel & Casino pit crew was stellar and gave us a fighting chance. We just stayed too tight and didn’t have enough stops to adjust on it. The car really came to us in the middle of the runs. It’s really fun to come west and race, we have a great group of fans out here.”