Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Ty Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 026 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Friday’s Texas 350. This is the same Chevrolet Dillon drove to Victory Lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August after starting from the pole position. Dillon also drove this RCR machine to a third-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in September. Lone Star State Details … This week’s 147-lap event marks Dillon’s third appearance at Texas Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series. The 20-year-old boasts one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the track. He holds a 5.5 average starting position and fifth-place average finishing position, has completed 100 percent (315 of 315) of his contested laps and has led for 22 circuits. Points Leader … Dillon is second in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 21 markers behind the leader. Sunoco Rookie of the Year Update … Dillon leads the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over driver Cale Gale. 2012 Season Recap … Throughout the course of the last 19 Camping World Truck Series races, Dillon has one win (Atlanta Motor Speedway), three pole awards (Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway), six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C., native holds an average starting position of 5.2 and an 8.1 average finishing position. He has completed 99.7 percent (2,924 of 2,932) of the contested laps and led for 142 circuits. Season-to-Date … Dillon has earned impressive stats with 19 races complete on the 2012 Camping World Truck Series schedule. According to NASCAR’s Season-to-Date Loop Data Statistics, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender leads the series in the Laps Run in the Top 15 (2,635) and Percentage of Laps Run on the Lead Lap (96.08 percent) categories. He ranks second in the Average Running Position (7.877), Driver Rating (101.8) and Fastest Driver Early in a Run. Dillon holds the third position in Green Flag Speed and Fastest Speed in Traffic. The RCR driver is fourth-Fastest on Restarts. With 575 Quality Passes made this season, he is ranked seventh amongst his competitors. Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway … Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team suffered a blown right-front tire during the 200-lap affair at Martinsville Speedway. The incident caused the team to make multiple trips to pit road to repair the damage resulting in a 28th-place finish in the Kroger 200. You’ve earned two top 10 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway. What are your thoughts going into this weekend’s race? “I like racing at Texas (Motor Speedway). It’s a fast track and a lot of fun to race. We have some pretty good notes to use during practice on Thursday. I’m confident that Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) and the guys can put together another fast truck this weekend, and we can contend for the win.” There are only three more races in the season. You’re second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings, what do you have to do to regain the top spot? “We have to focus on the next race and do our best to win. I’m not thinking about Phoenix (International Raceway) or Homestead (Miami Speedway). I’m just thinking about what we have to do in Texas this weekend.”

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