RCR Post Race Report — Michigan International Speedway

Race Highlights:

  • Richard Childress Racing teammates finished third (Ty Dillon) and eighth (Brendan Gaughan). 
  • Dillon is fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 62 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks sixth in the standings, 74 points out of the top spot.
  • The No. 3 Chevrolet team is fifth in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team eighth in the standings.
  • According to NASCAR’s Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned the second-highest Driver Rating (113.1), while Gaughan ranked ninth with a rating of 87.9.
  • Combined, Dillon and Gaughan posted the Fastest Laps Run 12 times during the event, ranking them third and ninth respectively.
  • Dillon tied for fourth in the Closers category and was the Fastest Driver Late in a Run.
  • Dillon scored the seventh-highest Average Running Position of 7.480, while Gaughan was ninth in the category (8.750).
  • James Buescher took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by Kyle Busch, Dillon, Joey Logano and Miguel Paludo.
  • The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 21. The 13th 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 the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.



Ty Dillon Earns Triumphant Third-Place Finish in Michigan


After suffering from a pit road mishap and falling out of the top 15, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team clawed their way to a third-place finish at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Dillon started the 100-lap affair from the fifth position, but was shuffled back to 12th on the initial green flag start. The Richard Childress Racing driver worked through traffic, making his way back into the top five and was scored second on lap 45. Under caution on lap 55, crew chief Marcus Richmond called Dillon to put road for four tires and two cans of fuel. During the pit stop, the No. 3 machine slipped off the jack causing the team multiple spots on the race track. Dillon returned to the racing surface in the 18th position on lap 60. During the course of the next 40 laps, Dillon maneuvered through the field and improved his position to third, before crossing the finish line at Michigan International Speedway.


Start – 5                       Finish – 3                       Laps Led – 0                 Points – 4th



“This is a small victory in my book. We had a mistake on pit road that cost us quite a few spots, but we had a really fast Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet and made up the ground to come back to third. My spotter, Billy (O’Dea), did a great job keeping me out of trouble. I’m hoping to ride this momentum into next week and put this bad luck behind us.






Gaughan Finishes Eighth at Michigan International Speedway


Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team finished eighth at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday after starting in the front row and battling handling issues during the 200-mile race. Taking the initial green flag from the second position, the Las Vegas native immediately alerted crew chief Shane Wilson that the black and gold machine was very loose around the two-mile track. Gaughan fell as far back as 16th in the running order while the Richard Childress Racing pit crew worked on the truck’s handling during scheduled four-tire pit stops on laps 18 and 30. Following their time on pit road, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran began working his way toward the front of the field settling into the 11th position before visiting pit road for the final time on lap 58 taking on right-side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. The speedy stop placed Gaughan in the third position for the ensuing restart, and he remained a fixture in the top 10 during the late stages of the race. Moving into the second position with four laps remaining in the 100-lap event, Gaughan was shuffled out of the lead pack forcing him to cross the finish line in the eighth position. Following his top-10 finish, Gaughan remains sixth in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.



Start – 2         Finish – 8          Laps Led – 0         Points – 6th



“This definitely wasn’t the finish we wanted or deserved today. We had such a strong South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado this weekend, and the boys worked so hard to get us back up front at the end. We went three wide at the end, I got stuck in the middle by myself and we just lost track position.”