The University of Northwestern Ohio will be a major associate sponsor partner of Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado in Ty Dillon's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie season in 2012.
The University of Northwestern Ohio's (UNOH) College of Applied Technologies offers a unique curriculum to young people interested in professional motorsports competition as a career. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the College of Applied Technologies is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The University also has a College of Business, College of Occupational Professions, College of Health Professions and Graduate College offering Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Sport Marketing, Information Technology, Medical Assisting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
The College of Applied Technologies offers associate degrees and diploma programs in High Performance Motorsports. Student interns training in this curriculum will be assisting RCR Development at the track during race weekends.
"The University of Northwestern Ohio is honored to continue and expand our relationship with Richard Childress Racing and Ty Dillon," said Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, President of the University of Northwestern Ohio. "Ty Dillon's personality and professionalism along with his championship ability, makes him the perfect fit to represent UNOH."
Dillon, 19, takes the next step in his motorsports career after earning the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship. In his first full ARCA season, he earned seven victories, seven pole qualifying positions and 16 top-10 finishes in 19 races. He made his debut and competed in three Truck Series races during the 2011 season, finishing third November 4 at Texas Motor Speedway in just his second start.
"I'm really excited to have the University of Northwestern Ohio on the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for my rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," said Dillon. "UNOH has been a big supporter of mine, with both my dirt car racing and last season's ARCA Series championship. It's great to have them move up with me and the No. 3 team."
RCR competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from its inception in 1995 through 1999 before returning to the series in 2009 with Ty's brother, Austin Dillon, who went on to claim the 2011 Truck Series championship. It has earned 24 victories, as well as the inaugural series championship with driver Mike Skinner. RCR's three-truck lineup for 2012 consists of Ty Dillon in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, Joey Coulter in the No. 22 RCR Chevrolet along with Brendan Gaughan and Tim George Jr. in the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet.
"The University of Northwestern Ohio has great educational programs, from motorsports to business to health care, as well as a program to earn your degree online," said Richard Childress, President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "Everyone at UNOH has been great to work with this season and we're proud to continue our relationship with them in 2012 as Ty takes the next step in his racing career in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series."
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