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2014 Dover: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Race Recap
Posted by: newsla on Jun 01, 2014 - 08:18 AM
2014 Dover: Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Race Recap

Brian Scott Finishes Seventh at The Monster Mile of Dover

Brian Scott followed up two great practice sessions on Friday with a third-place qualifying effort on Saturday prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway later that afternoon. When the green flag waved, Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet lined up in the third position and quickly took advantage of being up front by running in the top-five through the first 75, of 200, laps. During the team's three pit stops, all under caution, the Phil Gould-led team made several adjustments to help alleviate a tight-handling condition around the one-mile oval. After dropping to seventh during a lap 79 restart, Scott would remain in the top-10 to finish in seventh place. As a result, he and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team remain sixth in the driver point standings.


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Start - 3rd Finish - 7th Laps Led - 0 Points - 6th

"We had two great practice sessions and did pretty well in qualifying to start third. Once the race started, we ran in the top-five for the early part of the race. We kind of got screwed up there on that one restart and it cost us some positions, be we managed to remain in the top-10 until the checkered flag waved. We should have, and could have, had a better finish at Dover, but we'll take another top-10 and maintain our points position."

Ty Dillon Finishes Eighth in the Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway

Ty Dillon drove the No. 3 Airgas/Bulwark Chevrolet Camaro to an eighth-place finish Saturdayafternoon at the Monster Mile, recording the team's ninth top-10 finish of the season. Dillon, who qualified 11th earlier in the day, nestled in the top-10 on the race's green flag and remained there for the remainder of the 200-lap race. Crew chief Danny Stockman and the 22-year-old rookie driver discussed necessary adjustments to the No. 3 Airgas/Bulwark Camaro as Dillon reported a tight-handling race car while exiting the corners. The No. 3 team came in four times for near flawless pit stops, improving the car's handling and putting on four new Goodyear tires. The final restart came on lap 159 and Dillon held on to eighth place. He was the second Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to cross the finish line and remained fifth in the driver point standings.

Start - 12th Finish - 8th Laps Led - 0 Points -5th

"I thought we had a pretty good day today. The guys made four really good pit stops, Danny made the right calls on our adjustments, and I think we are all getting comfortable with one another on this No. 3 team. I can't thank Airgas, Bulwark, and VF Imagewear enough, they have been a great partner to this team."

Late Race Incident Ends Cale Conley's Day Early at Dover International Speedway, Finishes 31st

Cale Conley was on tap for a solid finish at Dover International Speedway until a late-race accident ended his day in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Buckle Up 200. Conley took the green flag from the 18th-position and used the opening segment to get into his rhythm. The first caution flag of the day flew on lap 17, Conley reported to crew chief Nick Harrison he was extremely free into the corner. The crew went to work on pit road changing four tires, fuel and making a chassis adjustment. On the ensuing run, Conley worked various grooves to move forward. Trouble came on lap 148 as two competitors got together and tagged the West Virginia native sending him into the wall and relegating his run to a 31st-place-finish.

Start: 18th Finish: 31st Laps Led: 0 Points: N/A

"It was definitely a tough day, we just kind of tried to chip our way through the field. We had really strong speed on the long runs. I tried to go low to miss the wreck and kind of got into it trying to get by them. Nick Harrison and the crew worked hard all weekend in the garage and on pit road. I want to thank IAVA for being on board, we'll come back strong."

Brendan Gaughan Finishes 12th in the Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway

Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team qualified 10th for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Raceway on Saturday. When the first caution fell on lap 17, Gaughan reported his Chevrolet Camaro was free on entry. On the exit of the first pit stop, the No. 62 Chevrolet made contact with another car that was entering their pit stall, causing damage to the right front fender. Crew chief Shane Wilson called Gaughan back to pit road to repair any damage, restarting the Las Vegas-native in the 28th position. Gaughan and the No. 62 RCR team used the remainder of the race to gain as many track positions as possible to finish 12that the Monster Mile. The South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro remains seventh in the driver point standings.

Start - 10th Finish - 12th Laps Led - 0 Points - 7th

"Richard Childress Racing gave me a great car today. It is a shame we had a little contact on pit road with the No. 44, but that is racing. The No. 62 guys and I did all we could to work back through the field and gain as much track position possible. I am proud of my team and everything they do."

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