Richard Childress Racing’s Camping World Truck Series History: In 286 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, RCR has earned 27 wins, 37 pole awards, 107 top-five finishes and 176 top-10 finishes. RCR also earned the inaugural series championship in 1995 with Mike Skinner, and again with Austin Dillon in 2011. The organization has an average starting position of 9.6 and an average finishing position of 10.3.
RCR at Texas Motor Speedway: Richard Childress Racing has 16 previous Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway collecting three pole awards, one victory, eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization holds a 5.7 average starting position, coupled with an 8.8 average finishing position and has completed 99.2 percent (2,509 of 2,528) of the laps contested.
Points Racin’: With six Camping World Truck Series races completed in 2013, Brendan Gaughan is third in the driver championship point standings, trailing the leader by 35 markers, while Ty Dillon is seventh in the standings, 57 points outside the top spot. The No. 62 team is fourth in the owner championship point standings and the No. 3 team is eighth.
Catch the Action: Flag-to-flag coverage of the Texas 400 at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled to be televised live on Friday, June 7 beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Ty Dillon No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway: Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing stable in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Dillon drove this RCR-prepared Chevrolet to his first career Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. He has also earned three additional top-10 finishes and one pole award.
The Lone Star State Stats: Friday night’s 167-lap race marks Dillon’s fourth appearance at the 1.5-mile track. Dillon holds an average starting position of 6.7 and an average finishing position of fifth at the Fort Worth, Texas-based facility. Starting the past three races in the top 10, Dillon has secured two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the cowboy state.
Cowboy Ready: Dillon may appear to have a different look this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old driver will demonstrate his love for the state by wearing his Charlie 1-Horse cowboy hat before jumping into the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet on Friday night. Charlie 1-Horse was founded in 1980 and has a variety of custom designed western hats. 1-Horse gained recognition for his work in the mountains outside of Taos, New Mexico and began to spread over the Midwest and western states. What makes these hats unique is the trimming of the hat is made with natural band materials, dating back to the days of the Old West and the legend of the Indian Charlie 1-Horse.
Sign Here, Please: Dillon is scheduled to participate in an autograph session on Friday with fellow Camping World Truck Series drivers beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central Time in the area located next to the hospitality village outside of turn one.
What are your thoughts about racing at Texas Motor Speedway? “I really enjoy racing at Texas (Motor Speedway). I made my second (Camping World Truck Series) start here back in 2011 and finished third. It’s always a good confidence booster when we come back here knowing we’ve done well here in the past.”
Brendan Gaughan No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway: Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Friday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway. This Chevrolet was most recently driven to a sixth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway by teammate Ty Dillon in February.
Professional Hat Dancer: Dating back to the 2001 season, Gaughan has participated in the Victory Lane hat dance on four occasions (June and September 2003 and June and October 2004) at Texas Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas native has collected a total of seven top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 17 starts at the 1.5-mile facility, has completed 93 percent (2,503 of 2,690) laps contested and is credited with 163 laps led.
Season to Date: Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team head into the race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway looking to capitalize on the momentum of their streak of four consecutive top-five finishes. Following the season opener, the veteran driver ranked 28th in the driver championship point standings, but has worked his way up to third in just five events and is now only 35 markers behind the leader.
Meet that Man: Fans will have an opportunity to meet Gaughan and other Camping World Truck Series drivers during a NASCAR autograph session on Friday, June 7 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. CT near the Texas Motor Speedway Hospitality Village outside of turn one.
In the Rearview Mirror: “The Monster Mile”: Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected their fourth-consecutive top-five finish on Friday in the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway after spending the majority of the event running in the top 10.
What are your thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway? “Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and I have had a lot of success at Texas (Motor Speedway) throughout the years. I got my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Texas, and then continued to have a lot of success during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The last few seasons we haven’t done as well as I would have liked at Texas, so the team decided to use one of our test sessions at this track and learned some valuable information. This is a track where I know I can win, and I’m really looking forward to the chance to visit Victory Lane at Texas again.”
-Richard Childress Racing PR