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2013 Phoenix: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Truck Race Recap
Posted by: newsla on Nov 09, 2013 - 05:34 PM
2013 Phoenix: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Truck Race Recap

Race Highlights:
• Richard Childress Racing teammates finished third (Brendan Gaughan) and fourth (Ty Dillon).
• Because of those results, Dillon moved up one position to second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 46 markers behind the leader; while Gaughan moved up two spots to seventh in the standings.
• The No. 3 Chevrolet team is third in the Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings, with the No. 62 team ninth in the standings.


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• According to NASCAR's Post-Race Loop Data Statistics, Gaughan maintained the third-best Average Running Position (3.460), while Dillon had the fourth-best (4.280).
• Gaughan earned the third-best Driver Rating (115.7), while Dillon was ranked fourth (114.3).
• Combined, RCR teammates Dillon and Gaughan posted 19 of the Fastest Laps Run, with 12 and seven, respectively.
• Gaughan had the second-Fastest Speed in Traffic and was the third-Fastest Driver Early in a Run and third-Fastest on Restarts.
• Dillon was the second-Fastest Driver Late in a Run and had the third-Fastest Green-Flag Speed.
• Erik Jones took the checkered flag and was followed to the line by Ross Chastain, Gaughan, Dillon and Matt Crafton.
• The next scheduled Camping World Truck Series race is the Homestead 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, Nov. 15. The 22nd and final 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 Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Dillon Earns Top-Five Finish at Phoenix International Raceway

Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team finished fourth under the lights at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. Starting the 150-lap event from the 12th position, Dillon immediately reported his Chevrolet was too tight. Relief came for the driver as the field slowed for a caution flag on lap 35. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called the Richard Childress Racing driver to pit road for two tires and fuel. The two-tire pit strategy boosted Dillon in the running order, allotting him the fourth spot for the ensuing restart. The 21-year-old driver ran as high as second during the race. Dillon slipped back to fourth on the final restart of the night where he would cross the finish line. The fourth-place result advanced Dillon one spot, to second, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings with one race remaining in the season.

Start - 12 Finish - 4 Laps Led - 0 Points - 2nd

"We didn't get the qualifying spot that we wanted. We really had to dig ourselves out of a hole starting from 12th. Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) made a great call for two tires and helped us gain track position. This Bass Pro Shops team has a lot to be proud of, we're going to fight until the end."

Gaughan Earns Third-Place Result at Phoenix International Raceway

Starting from the third position, Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team picked up their eighth top-five finish of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season under the lights of Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. The Las Vegas native maintained a position within the top five for the majority of the 150-lap affair and battled a tight black and gold machine during the early laps of a green-flag run. The South Point Hotel & Casino pit crew made slight air pressure adjustments during scheduled two and four-tire pit stops on laps 37 and 89 to help with the handling of the Richard Childress Racing-prepared machine. Armed with a fast Chevrolet, Gaughan was able to maintain a position near the front of the field and cross the finish line third. The top-five finish allowed Gaughan to move up two positions, to seventh, in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.

Start - 3 Finish - 3 Laps Led - 3 Points - 7th

"This was a great run for our South Point Hotel & Casino team tonight. I had to be careful at the end when I was racing Ty (Dillon) because you don't want to do anything that could jeopardize your teammate's run, but I knew we were a little bit faster at the end, and I really wanted the extra position. I was really hoping for a slightly better finish, but my team put forth a great effort and we'll continue to fight for position in the championship point battle all the way to the end."

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