Friday, Sep 22

RCR Post Race Report -- NCWTS Talladega Superspeedway

Race Highlights:

  • Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 11th (Brendan Gaughan) and 14th (Ty Dillon).
  • Dillon is second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 57 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks 10th 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 13th in the standings.
  • According to NASCAR's Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Dillon had the second-best Average Running Position (8.883), the second-best Driver Rating (114.3) and had the second-fastest Green-Flag Speed.
  • Dillon posted the second-fastest Speed in Traffic, while Gaughan was third fastest.
  • Gaughan was Fastest Driver Late in a Run.
  • Combined, RCR teammates Dillon and Gaughan posted three of the Fastest Laps Run.
  • Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by David Starr, Ross Chastain, Parker Klingerman and Dakoda Armstrong.
  • The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 26. The 19th race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.



Dillon Finishes 14th at Talladega Superspeedway


Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team finished 14th at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon in the Fred's 250 after leading for 26 laps. The Richard Childress Racing driver started the 94-lap event from the fourth position. With little help from a drafting partner, Dillon was shuffled back to the 20th spot by lap eight. A caution flag slowed the field on lap 20, and crew chief Marcus Richmond called the young driver to pit road for fuel. A quick stop by the Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet team gained Dillon six spots on pit road. Restarting from the second position on lap 24, Dillon found a drafting partner and took over the lead on lap 25. The Welcome, N.C., native maneuvered throughout the pack falling as far back as 26th and made his way back to the point position. After losing his main drafting partner on lap 79, Dillon was forced to find another truck to tandem race with. As fewer trucks remained on the racing surface because of wrecks, Dillon fell to the 17th spot before picking up his teammate Brendan Gaughan with three laps to go. However, he was unable to get back to the front and crossed the finish line in the 14th position.


Start - 4          Finish - 14          Laps Led - 26          Points - 2nd



"This is a bittersweet finish. We had such a fast truck. The No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team worked really hard this weekend to give me a rocket ship. I hate that we lost our drafting partner (James Buescher). We worked really well together and could have been up there at the end to contend for the win. I just couldn't get hooked back up with anyone to tandem back to the front in the final laps. There are a lot of wrecked trucks here today; I'm glad everyone is okay."



Gaughan Avoids the 'Big One' and Finishes 11th at Talladega Superspeedway


Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday after avoiding the 'Big One' on the final lap. Starting from the eighth position, the Las Vegas native held a spot within in the top 20 before coming to pit road on lap 49 under green-flag conditions for right-side tires and fuel. Spending an extended period of time on pit road due to a right-front spring issue, Gaughan returned to the racing surface in the 33rd position, one lap down to the leader. When the yellow flag was displayed for the third time on lap 56, crew chief Shane Wilson directed the Richard Childress Racing driver to remain on track during the caution laps allowing him to take the 'wave around' and restart on the lead lap in the 29th position on lap 61. As the race came to a close, Gaughan worked his way into the top 15, and with the help of his spotter avoided the 'Big One' on the final lap to collect an 11th-place result. Following the 18th race of the season, Gaughan remains 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.


Start - 8         Finish - 11          Laps Led - 0          Points - 10th



"This wasn't the finish the South Point Hotel & Casino team was looking for today. I tried pairing up with Ty (Dillon, teammate) at the end, but we just couldn't get connected and make our way to the front before we ran out of laps. My guys did a great job all weekend and Stevie (Reeves, spotter) really did an amazing job talking me through that wreck at the end."

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