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AAA 400

Dover International Speedway

 

Richard Childress Racing at Dover International Speedway … RCR has earned four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at Dover International Speedway, most recently in September 2006 when Jeff Burton drove the No. 31 Chevrolet to Victory Lane. Three additional victories came with Dale Earnhardt behind the wheel, including both events at the Monster Mile in 1989 as well as the spring race in 1993. RCR has also earned one pole award, 23 top-five and 54 top-10 finishes in 151 combined starts at the high-banked, one-mile oval. Childress, a former driver in NASCAR’s top division, contributed three of those top 10s from 1976 to 1980.

RCR in the NSCS … In 2,599 Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 46 pole awards, 105 wins, 468 top-five finishes and 1,001 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 15.9. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Sprint Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’93 and ’94, six NASCAR XFINITY Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR’s three national series.

The Collective RCR … Throughout this season’s 28 contested races, RCR’s Sprint Cup Series entries have collectively notched seven top-five and 21 top-10 finishes with drivers Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard. Newman and Menard rank sixth and 13th (tied), respectively, in the Challenger round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, while Dillon ranks 21st in the standings.

RCR New Hampshire Rewind … RCR teammates Newman, Menard and Dillon finished 10th, 15th and 22nd, respectively, in the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Interactive RCR … For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR’s Twitter page – @RCRracing – along with the RCR Sprint Cup Series team Twitter pages – @RCR3ADillon, @RCR27PMenard, @RCR31RNewman, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at http://ift.tt/1FwjOh9 and at RCRracing.com along with official driver pages http://ift.tt/1LwLCIC, http://ift.tt/1KCCzXu and http://ift.tt/1FwjOxp.

Catch the Action … The AAA 400 will be televised live Sunday, October 4 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS

This Week’s Dow Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway … Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 507 in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. This Chevrolet SS was built new for the 2015 season and has been utilized five times, so far, with Dillon earning a 22nd-place finish at Darlington Raceway in September, a 13th-place finish at Pocono Raceway in August, a 20th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in June, a 22nd-place finish at Kansas Speedway in May and a 20th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April.

Dillon at Dover International Speedway … Dillon has four previous Sprint Cup Series starts to his credit at Dover International Speedway, posting a 33rd-place finish in May 2015, a 24th-place finish in September 2014, a 21st-place finish in June 2014 and a 27th-place finish in September 2013. In five previous NASCAR XFINITY Series appearances at the track, Dillon has not finished worse than 10th. He is also the June 2013 XFINITY Series pole sitter at the Monster Mile. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has two starts at the track in the Truck Series, earning his best finish of fourth in the May 2011 event. He also finished ninth at the track in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

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Playin’ Hoops for Kids … Dillon is scheduled to host a 3-on-3 celebrity basketball tournament presented by Dow to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at High Point University on Tuesday, Nov. 3. He’s enlisted help from celebrity friends to serve as captains in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament. The Childress Institute will auction two spots on each team for fans to purchase via http://ift.tt/1FwjMFW.

Get to the Points … Dillon ranks 21st in the championship point standings leading into the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

In the Rear View … Dillon started 16th and finished 22nd in the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last Sunday.

Double Duty … In addition to driving the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing this weekend, Dillon is scheduled to compete in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The Hisense 200 is live on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Meet Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to greet race fans at the Fanatics NASCAR SuperStore in the Dover International Speedway Midway on Sunday, October 4 at 11:10 a.m. A purchase at the Fanatics SuperStore is required in order to obtain an autograph.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
What do you think about Dover International Speedway?

"Dover International Speedway is one of the most fun tracks to race on. It’s one of those places you better be prepared for because every lap is driven as hard as you can. The laps don’t really fall off as far as pace. I really enjoy going to Dover every time."

Paul Menard, No. 27 Knauf / Menards Chevrolet SS

This Week’s Knauf/Menards Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway … Crew chief Justin Alexander has chosen chassis No. 454 for this weekend’s 400-mile event at the Monster Mile. This Chevrolet SS was previously raced this year at Bristol Motor Speedway in August (Start: 29 / Finish: 24), Pocono Raceway in June (Start: 16 / Finish: 31) and Bristol Motor Speedway in April (Start: 9 / Finish: 11).

Monster Mile Stats … In 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the one-mile track, Menard has completed 99 percent of laps in competition and finished in the top 10 three times. His best starting position of third came in October 2011 and finish of seventh in September 2010. He’s also competed in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series events, with one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

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Rookie Stripe … Alexander has impressive stats in his first year as a full-time Sprint Cup Series crew chief. In 32 races with Menard, Alexander has led the team to one top-five, 14 top-15 and 21 top-20 starts. He’s also collected 23 top-20, 19 top-15 and three top-five finishes. Alexander is the first three-time winner of the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race award this season. He’s also led Menard to his first-career berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

#MenardNation … The No. 27 Chevy team is tied for 13th, just one point away from 12th, in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings heading into this weekend’s event at the Monster Mile.

Last Time in Dover … Earlier this year in Dover, Menard earned his third top-10 finish of the season after starting 18th. The Justin Alexander-led team fixed a tight-handling Chevy before the halfway point of the event. With a better handling car, Menard raced his way through the field and crossed the finish line eighth.

PAUL MENARD QUOTE:
Dover International Speedway is fast and furious. What’s the key to getting around the Monster Mile?

"It’s a really fun track to drive. You get a great sensation of speed there. I find the toughest part is the first one-third of the corner. The car is going through a huge load as you drive downhill into the corner and as the car first compresses, then decompresses, it changes how the tires load and can get pretty unpredictable. It’s very hard to hit right. The groove generally opens up throughout the race, but getting the car in the corner so you can get out of the corner is pretty tough."

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS

This Week’s Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway … Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 504 on Sunday at the Monster Mile. This Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Auto Club Speedway (Start: 9/Finish: 5), Texas Motor Speedway (Start: 7/Finish: 12), Dover International Speedway (Start: 17 /Finish: 18), Kentucky Speedway (Start: 26 /Finish: 20) and fall Bristol Motor Speedway (Start: 18/Finish: 10).

Career Stats at the Monster Mile … Newman will make his 505th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start when the series competes at the high-banked, one-mile oval. In 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, Newman has three victories to his credit including a Dover sweep in 2003 and a win in the fall of 2004. The "Rocket Man" also owns three pole awards. In total, he owns six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 848 laps in competition. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of 9.6 and average finish of 13.6.

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Cut to the Chase … Newman enters the final event in the Challenger 16 Round sixth in points. He is just 25 points out of the top spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Last Time at Dover … Earlier this season, Newman started 17th and had plenty of speed for a top-10 effort. An unscheduled stop under green-flag conditions on lap 247 dropped the No. 31 Chevrolet to the 26th position. As the laps wound down, the Caterpillar driver found himself battling for a top-20 finish. A late-race caution set the field up for a green-white-checkered finish. Newman restarted 22nd and passed four cars on his way to an 18th-place finish.

RYAN NEWMAN QUOTES:
What is the key to running well at Dover International Speedway?

"Dover is manhandling a racecar for 400 times for 400 laps. The high-banked concrete is entirely different in comparison to the surfaces we raced in the first two events in the Challenger 16 Round. It’s always such a physical track. It is challenging because of that. But during my entire career, if you get Dover right from the very first lap, you can keep it right. It doesn’t change a whole lot so just being able to be repetitive enough … if you are good in qualifying, and good on the quick lap, it typically stays with you."

What is your goal for the remainder of The Chase?
"We are here to win and it’s been awhile for me, but regardless of the 70-plus race dry spell, we are here to win each and every race we compete in. We are here to do the best job we possibly can. If we do the best job we possibly can, we still might get beat, but we also might be victorious."

 


 

Hisense 200

Dover International Speedway

 

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway … In 65 Series starts at the one-mile track, RCR has captured three victories with drivers Jeff Burton (2006) and Clint Bowyer (2006 and 2009). The Welcome, N.C., organization has completed 12,491 laps of the 13,023 (95.9 percent) they have competed. RCR has accumulated five pole awards, 17 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes, led 716 laps and averages a starting position of 11.0 and finishing position of 12.2.

Kentucky Review … Ty Dillon finished second as the highest finishing Richard Childress Racing driver in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Brandon Jones finished fifth, Brendan Gaughan sixth and Brian Scott was 13th.

The Points … With six races remaining in the 2015 season, all three RCR XFINITY Series full-time drivers remain in the top 10 of the driver point standings as the Series heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend. Ty Dillon is currently second, Brian Scott seventh and Brendan Gaughan ninth. The No. 33 RCR team is fifth in the owner point standings.

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Social Media … To stay on track with the latest news and information and to view exclusive, behind the scenes content visit RCR’s Twitter account – @RCRracing, RCR’s NASCAR XFINITY Series team Twitter accounts – @RCR2BScott, @RCR3TDillon, @RCR33NNS and @RCR62BGaughan. RCR’s XFINITY Series driver Twitter accounts – @bscottracing, @tydillon, @austindillon3 and @Brendan62. For additional photos, news and video log on to rcrracing.com.

Catch the Action … Coverage of this weekend’s XFINITY Series event at Dover International Speedway will be televised live on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network. It will also be broadcast live on Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM channel 90.

Brian Scott, No. 2 ACME/Reser’s Chevrolet Camaro

This Week’s ACME/Reser’s Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Brian Scott will pilot chassis No. 156 in the Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 200. This chassis from the Richard Childress Racing stable was brand new to the fleet at Atlanta Motor Speedway this year and has since raced at Auto Club Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway in July.

Dover International Speedway Statistics … In 11 XFINITY Series starts at Dover, Scott has earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 12.4 and an average finish of 13.5. With three laps led in competition, Scott has completed 1,954 of 2,214 raced laps (88.3 percent). Scott earned his first NASCAR sanctioned victory in the Camping World Truck Series at Dover in June 2009, after starting third. He has two additional Truck Series starts with 14 laps led and an average 11.3 starting position.

Six to go … After 27 XFINITY Series races this season; Scott has captured five top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, sits seventh in the driver point standings and has led 251 laps with an average starting position of 6.1 and an average finish of 12.7. According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Scott currently leads the XFINITY Series drivers with the highest average starting position of 6.1.

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Kentucky Race Rewind … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team qualified on the outside pole for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Scott led 49 laps during the scheduled 200-lap XFINITY Series event and ran inside the top-five for two-thirds of the race before contact was made with another competitor on the lap 126 restart. The incident created a vibration in the No. 2 machine forcing them to pit road under green-flag conditions, falling one lap short to the leader. The team raced to get back on the lead lap and restarted 19th with 29 laps to go. The 28-year-old made up six positions in the closing laps to bring home a 13th-place finish in the Series 27th race of the season.

Last Fall at Dover … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro collected their 25th top-10 qualifying position of the season at Dover International Speedway starting in the seventh position. Scott initially reported a loose-handling Camaro and with 17 laps to go, Scott was in the seventh position and would cross the finish line there, earning the team’s 18th top-10 finish.

Meet Scott … Fans will have two unique opportunities to meet Scott at Dover. On Friday, October 2 at 5 p.m., Scott is scheduled to sign autographs at ACME Markets grocery store in the North Dover shopping center at 1001 N. Dupont Hwy in front of the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. On Saturday, Scott is scheduled to sign autographs with other XFINITY Series drivers at 10:30 a.m.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
Does Dover feel like a giant Bristol Motor Speedway to you?

"It does. I was really encouraged with how we ran at Bristol. It was the most competitive we’ve been at Bristol in a while. I feel like some of the things we learned and tried at Bristol will hopefully translate over really well to Dover and will improve our performance a little bit there too.

How does the rubber being laid down on the track vary at a concrete track?
"There are a lot of things that change with a concrete racetrack. They are really temperature sensitive, rubber sensitive, and rubber has different patterns on how it lays down and how it picks up, depending on the condition of the race. You just have to always be on top of those things. I feel like I have a lot of experience at Dover and, hopefully, I can help lead my team because of that."

Ty Dillon, No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet Camaro

This Week’s Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 157 for this weekend’s Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro last saw track action when Dillon drove to a fourth-place finish at Iowa Speedway.

Dillon in the XFINITY Series at Dover … Dillon made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Dover International Speedway on June 2, 2012 in the No. 33 Chevrolet Impala. Since then, he has accumulated four top-10 finishes in five races. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Dillon has one top-10 finish.

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Last week at Kentucky Speedway … Dillon drove the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro to a second-place finish Saturday evening at Kentucky Speedway after leading 48 laps. He was scored the leader with eight laps to go, but a late caution flag shuffled Dillon to second-place, where he crossed the finish line.

XFINITY Series Points Update … Dillon’s strong showing at Kentucky Speedway allowed him to maintain second place in the driver championship point standings with six races remaining. He trails the leader by only 19 points.

Have a cold beer with Ty Dillon … The Greene Turtle has always been a spot for race fans to have a cold beer and good food. On Friday, October 2 at 391 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Del., Dillon is scheduled to stop by the popular sports bar to serve some Yuengling Light Lager up to fans. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., come by, have a Yuengling Light Lager, Lager or seasonal Oktoberfest and meet Dillon.

Meet Ty Dillon … Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs in the XFINITY Series autograph session on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. located in the Fan Midway.

TY DILLON QUOTES:
How will last week’s strong finish carry over to this week?

"We’re really hungry for a win. Last week was kind of a stinger that we didn’t get into Victory Lane, but our guys are now more motivated than ever. All we can do is keep bringing fast cars to the race track, minimize our mistakes and wait for the other guys to make them."

What can we expect this weekend in Dover?
"We finished eighth in Dover earlier this year, but actually had a car good enough to finish inside the top five. Fuel mileage came into play last time, so I think if we have a good strategy on pit road and build on the speed we had in May, we’ll be looking at another strong finish."

Austin Dillon, No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro

This Week’s Rheem Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 159 in the Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet last saw track action with Paul Menard at Darlington Raceway earlier this month where he started fifth and finished 25th.

Dover Details … The Welcome, N.C., native has made five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the one-mile track, collecting one top-five and five top-10 finishes. Dillon is credited with one pole award, an average starting position of 6.4 and average finishing position of 6.8 with 60 laps led.

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33 Team by the Numbers … So far this season, the No. 33 team has accumulated some impressive stats with Dillon, Paul Menard and Brandon Jones behind the wheel. In 27 races, the RCR team has garnered four wins, five pole awards, 14 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes with 453 laps led.

Race Rewind: Kentucky Speedway … Brandon Jones made his final start in the No. 33 Barrett Jackson Premium Auto Care/Menards Chevrolet last weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Starting from the 22nd position, Jones drove through the field and was scored in the ninth position by lap 10. The Atlanta native continued his climb up into the running order and battled three wide for the lead on an ensuing restart. Jones paced the field for 16 laps and finished fifth, collecting his first top-five finish in his XFINITY Series career.

Mr. 500 … Last weekend’s XFINITY Series race was a standalone event in Kentucky, so Dillon took the opportunity to pilot the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dillon started from the pole position and led for a total of 80 laps en route to Victory Lane in the 500th Camping World Truck Series race. Saturday’s win in New Hampshire marked Dillon’s seventh career Camping World Truck Series victory and 12th win across the top-three NASCAR series.

Getting Loopy in 2015 … According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon holds some notable stats in the 2015 season. The 25-year-old driver ranks first in the following categories: drivers fastest early in a run, drivers fastest late in a run, fastest driver on restarts and green-flag speed. Dillon is second amongst his competitors in fastest laps run (306 laps). He also ranks third in closers and fourth in laps led (413 laps) and mile leaders.

Season in Review … So far this season, Dillon has been entered in 14 XFINITY Series events, collecting three victories, 10 top-five finishes, 12 top-10 finishes and five pole awards. Dillon has led a total of 413 laps with an average starting position of 4.6 coupled with an average finishing position of 7.1.

Looking Ahead … Following this weekend’s 200-lap event at Dover International Raceway, Dillon is scheduled to compete in the No. 33 Chevrolet for the remaining five XFINITY Series races this season.

Double Duty … In addition to Saturday’s Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway, watch Dillon in the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400, which airs live on NBCSN Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
What can you take away from racing here in the spring to use this weekend at Dover International Speedway?

"Dover is one of those places that can change every time you go there. The biggest thing is if you have a car you can drive hard, you’re going to be successful. It’s kind of a physical track, but I enjoy going there. It’s going to be fun."

Brendan Gaughan, No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 125 this weekend at Dover International Speedway for the Hisense 200. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro last saw track action at Darlington Raceway in September where Gaughan started and finished in the 16th position.

Dover Stats … In seven NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Dover International Speedway, Gaughan has completed 1,393 of 1,405 (99.1 percent) of the laps he has competed. The Las Vegas native has garnered one top-10 finish. He is credited with a 15.6 average starting position and a 15.3 average finishing position.

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In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky … The Las Vegas native started the scheduled 200-lap event from the sixth position and remained inside the top 10 through the first 46 circuits around the 1.5-mile speedway. A caution period on lap 84 allowed the XFINITY Series regular to bring his Camaro to the attention of his crew for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. As the laps wound down, Gaughan took full advantage of restarts on laps 172, 187 and 192 to climb inside the top 10 and finish sixth, picking up the teams 13th top-10 finish of 2015.

Season in a Loop … According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Gaughan ranks sixth in Quality Passes with 927 passes so for this season. He also ranks ninth in Driver Rating with an 88.5. Gaughan has spent 81.1 percent of his contested laps competing in the top 15 of the running order in the first 27 events this year.

To the Points … Gaughan is currently ninth in the driver point standings as the XFINITY Series heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend.

Meet the Driver … Gaughan is scheduled to participate in the XFINITY Series driver autograph session on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Fan Midway at Dover International Speedway.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
We hear about short track and intermediate track programs, where does Dover fall?

"Dover is kind of its own animal, similar to Bristol. Bristol is a short track, but it is really just Bristol because anything can happen. Dover is a short track, but it is its own beast. Dover is so much fun and as a driver, I look forward to visiting."