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2014 Charlotte: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 25, 2014 - 07:28 AM
2014 Charlotte: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

CupPostRace NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, May 24, 2014

Race Highlights: Brian Scott qualified sixth as the top Richard Childress Racing qualifier for the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon started 11th and Brendan Gaughan 20th. When the checkered flag waved, Brian Scott earned a fifth-place finish, Ty Dillon 10th and Brendan Gaughan was 17th. Ty Dillon currently leads the RCR drivers in the Nationwide Series driver point standings in fifth, Brian Scott is sixth and Brendan Gaughan seventh. Next up for the Nationwide Series is the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket at Dover International Speedway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, May 24 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.


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Brian Scott Finishes Fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Brian Scott and the No. 2 Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet Camaro qualified sixth for the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Scott's sweet Chevrolet was tight in the center and loose on exit, but had great pit stops to keep the Camaro in contention during the 200-lap showcase. Scott took over the fourth position on lap 75 and was scored third at the halfway mark. The Boise, Idaho native looked to spotter Chris Lambert to lead him to the line the leaders were driving. The No. 2 team visited pit road in the fifth position on lap 174 for the final time. Scott battled with the leaders for position and ultimately finished fifth, collecting his second top-five finish of the season. The Nationwide Series heads to Dover International Speedway next week with Scott sitting sixth in the driver point standings.

Start - 6th Finish - 5th Laps Led - 0 Pts - 6th

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE: "We had a really good Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet today. I'm really happy with how our 1.5-mile program is coming along. This was a great points day for our Richard Childress Racing team. Track position was everything and we really needed the clean air. I'm looking forward to the tracks we have coming up. we'll be up front contending and leading laps soon."

Ty Dillon Finishes 10th in the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Ty Dillon drove the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/National Wild Turkey Federation Chevrolet Camaro to a 10th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, recording the team's eighth top-10 of the season. Dillon qualified 11th and kept his Chevrolet Camaro in and around the top-10 for the entire 200-lap event despite battling loose-handling conditions. Early on, Dillon and the No. 3 team were running in the 10th position but gained two spots on the team's first pit stop of the day on lap 25. The team fell one lap down to the race leader during a long green-flag run in the middle portion of the race, but Dillon was awarded the Lucky Dog on lap 168 when the caution flag was displayed. With 25 laps to go on the race's final restart, Dillon maintained his 10th-place position and took the checkered flag. He was the second Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender to cross the stripe and is fifth in the driver point standings, 36 points behind the leader.

Start - 11th Finish -10th Laps Led - 0 Points -5th


"We're learning, and learning fast. I was really happy how we were on pit road today and the consistency the entire day. I seem to be learning more and more each week and all of this knowledge is building like a snowball. Danny and I have a good notebook for next weekend's race in Dover, but we're happy to have another top-10 finish leaving Charlotte."

Brendan Gaughan Finishes 18th at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the History 300

Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team finished the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 18th position. The South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team qualified 20th for Saturday's race in Concord, N.C. Gaughan reported a loose-handling race car on lap 10. Crew chief Shane Wilson called for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment on lap 25 to improve the handling, restarting 17th. On lap 38, Gaughan had a right-rear tire go flat forcing the team to return to pit road under green falling two laps down. The Las Vegas-native made a green-flag pit stop on lap 136 and was penalized for entering pit road to fast. The No. 62 RCR team served a pass-through penalty and went on to make up four positions, finishing 17th. Gaughan and the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro will enter Dover International Raceway seventh in the driver point standings.

Start - 20th Finish - 17th Laps Led - 0 Points - 7th

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE: "Sorry to all my No 62 team, I just pushed it a little too hard entering pit road. We were fortunate to be able to gamble and make up four positions after the speeding penalty. We'll continue to work hard and move on to Dover."

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