Tuesday, Dec 05

RCR Post Race Report -- Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Race Highlights:

  • Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 17th (Ty Dillon) and 18th (Brendan Gaughan). 
  • Dillon is third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 64 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan ranks eighth in the standings, 88 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 11th in the standings.
  • Dillon earned the highest Average Running Position (3.281), while Gaughan ranked 13th in the category (13.000).
  • According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Dillon ranked third in Driver Rating (116.9).
  • Combined, Gaughan and Dillon made 57 Green Flag Passes during the inaugural road course event ranking them 11th and 22nd, respectively.
  • Dillon was second in Fastest Laps Run (7 laps) and Fastest on Restarts during the 64-lap affair.
  • Chase Elliott took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by Chad Hachenbracht, Miguel Paludo, Darrell Wallace Jr., and Ron Hornaday Jr.
  • The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, September 8. The 15th race of the 2013 season is scheduled to be televised live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.



Last-Turn Incident Results in 17th-Place Finish for Ty Dillon


In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' first road course event in more than a decade, Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team dominated the majority of the 64-lap event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park before another competitor forced them to make contact with the wall during the last turn of the race, relegating them to a 17th-place result. Dillon started from the fifth position and pitted for fuel during the first full-course caution of the day on lap seven. Restarting from the 14th position, the Richard Childress Racing driver maneuvered through the field and assumed the lead on lap 26 as other teams opted to pit under green flag conditions. The Welcome, N.C., driver continued to pace the field around the 10-turn road course until lap 31 when the Marcus Richmond-led crew called Dillon to pit road for four tires and fuel. Following the pit stop, the RCR driver once again drove back to the top spot on lap 48. In the closing laps of the race, Dillon radioed to the Chevrolet team he was running out of fuel with two laps remaining in the event. Working the corners to move the remaining fuel around in the fuel cell, Dillon continued to lead until the last corner of the race when the second-place competitor turned him hard into the outside wall, causing him to relinquish the lead, lose track position and fall to 17th for the finish. Despite the race result, Dillon improved one position, to third, in the championship point standings, 64 points behind the leader.


Start - 5        Finish - 17           Laps Led - 25           Points - 3rd



"We had a really fast Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet today. The guys worked hard all weekend to put this truck together and were great on pit road. I hate that we couldn't get the finish we deserved. I think we could have raced hard back to the checkered flag, but we ended up in the wall. The fans here at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park were awesome. I think they really enjoyed the show today."




Gaughan Finishes 18th in Inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park


Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team suffered bad luck and finished 18th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' inaugural road course race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday afternoon.  Gaughan started the 64-lap race from the 10th position and took advantage of an early caution to pit and make adjustments, moving his truck into the top-10 by lap 16.  Positioning himself in the sixth spot by lap 27, Gaughan pitted again under green flag conditions which allowed him to patiently work his way into fifth by lap 41.  With 17 laps remaining, the team pitted in order to fill the truck with fuel to guarantee enough until the end.  Shortly thereafter, bad luck struck and the team suffered a broken sway bar arm, which demanded immediate attention from the pit crew.  Making several green flag pit stops to repair the issue, Gaughan finished the Chevrolet Silverado 250 in the 18th position.  The team remains eighth in the point standings, 88 points behind series' leader Matt Crafton. 


Start - 10        Finish - 18         Laps Led - 0      Points - 8th



"I was excited about running a new track this year at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and liked having the opportunity to run a road course in a truck.  The South Point Hotel & Casino team was strong, like always, but was faced with a series of bad luck.  We will put it behind us and move on to Iowa Speedway next weekend." 




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