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XFINITY Series continues road course swing with NCH200

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio

Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Mid-Ohio … In six NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 2.4-mile road course, Richard Childress Racing has led 51 laps and averages an 8.2 starting position and a 13.6 finish with two top-five finishes.

RCR Partners with Nationwide Children’s Hospital … In honor of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the No. 2 and No. 62 Chevrolet’s of Brian Scott and Brendan Gaughan will feature paint schemes with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champions, Owen Mottie and Roger "Mikey" Allen. Visit http://ift.tt/1L3c4r7 and http://ift.tt/1Mij4So for more information.

#NCH200 … Nationwide Children’s Hospital is once again honored to be the beneficiary of the NASCAR XFINITY Series event being held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15, 2015. The patients and their families will get to spend the day with some of the biggest names in NASCAR, from the pre-race drivers meeting, touring the garages with the teams and sitting in the pit boxes; it is an action-packed day.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital … Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been caring for sick and injured children and adolescents for 121 years. There has been a vast amount of change since the hospital was founded in 1892. In its first year, 70 patients were treated by a six-member staff and seven other employees. Today, Nationwide Children’s is the primary pediatric health care provider for 37 counties, with more than 1,100 medical staff members and 9,200 employees who provide expert care to children regardless of ability to pay. Learn more by visiting http://ift.tt/1enZ5Tk.

Watkins Glen Recap … In the Zippo 200, Ty Dillon, Brian Scott, Paul Menard and Brendan Gaughan posted fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th-place finishes, respectively.

The Points … All three RCR XFINITY Series full-time drivers remain in the top 10 of the driver point standings as the Series heads to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the 21st event of the season. Ty Dillon is currently second, Brendan Gaughan, eighth and Brian Scott, ninth. The No. 33 RCR team is second in the owner point standings.

Did You Know … Life threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries, and many more are treated in the emergency room. It can happen anywhere, at any time, to any child. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S. Visit SaveInjuredKids.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

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, @brandonjonesrac 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 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be televised live on Saturday, August 15, 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 Owen Mottie/Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro

 

This Week’s Owen Mottie / Shore Lodge Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course … Brian Scott and his No. 2 Owen Mottie / Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro team will race chassis No. 135 this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared chassis was raced at Watkins Glen and Road America last season. Scott has an average start of 6.5 and an average finish of 13th.

Scott at Mid-Ohio … The 2013 season was the XFINTIY Series first visit to the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. Scott and his No. 2 RCR team qualified and finished in the 12th position, completing 100 percent of the laps. Last season, Scott led for 39 laps after a third-place qualifying effort and went on to finish third. Scott has an average start and average finish of 7.5 with one top-five and one top-10 finish in two previous races.

2015 at A Glance … After 20 XFINITY Series races this season; Scott has captured three top-five, 12 top-10 finishes, sits ninth in the driver point standings and has led 133 laps with an average starting position of 6.0 and an average finish of 14.0. According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Scott currently leads the XFINITY Series drivers with the highest average starting position of 6.0.

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Meet No. 2 Nationwide Patient Champion, Owen Mottie … Chillicothe, Ohio-native, Owen Mottie was diagnosed at 19 weeks with HypoplasticLeft Heart Syndrome. Almost six years later, three open heart surgeries, two heart catheters and countless echo-cardiograms, electrocardiograms, and doctor appointments – Owen is a healthy vibrant little boy. Full of energy, smart and funny, Owen loves his superheros, especially Spiderman. Owen also enjoys playing outside, riding his bike, digging in the dirt and swimming. He also enjoys raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital because he knows it will help kids just like him.

Shore Lodge Make Over … In honor of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion, Owen Mottie, the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro will adorn a personalized hood with a picture of Owen Mottie in addition to the decklid adorning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Logo for the weekend’s festivities.

Last Time in Mid Ohio … The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a race to remember, not only for Scott’s third-place finish but for Patient Champion Avery Neely to be a part of the festivities. Lewis Center, Ohio-native, Avery Neely joined the No. 2 Avery Neely / Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro for the race-day festivities and warmed the heart of the NASCAR Garage. Scott qualified third and would take over the race lead on the first lap. For the next 32 laps, Scott would lead the field around the 2.258-mile road course. On lap 58, the Avery Neely / Shore Lodge Chevrolet made an unscheduled pit stop after making contact with another competitor on track causing grass to cover the grille and the water temperature to rise. Scott continued to pick up positions as the laps wound down, ultimately crossing the finish line third.

Watkins Glen Rewind … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team qualified for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International ninth. The team was served with a pit road penalty for driving through too many stalls on lap 21. Back racing inside the top 10, the field was brought under red-flag conditions with seven laps to go. Scott would battle for position in the closing laps and bring home a sixth-place finish at Watkins Glen.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
What is special to you about Mid-Ohio?

"It started with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital teaming up to give us patient champions. We’ve had some great champions in the past that have been really fun to support and I’m looking forward to meeting our champion this year and having a good race. And, hopefully getting our champion in Victory Lane."

Are you looking forward to going back to Mid-Ohio after a strong run last season?
"I really like the road courses. Mid-Ohio was a great last year for our Shore Lodge Chevrolet team. We qualified third, led a lot of the race, were in contention to win and brought home a third-place finish. I feel really confident going back to Mid-Ohio that we have a lot of speed and can contend as a team for the victory again."

What is special about Mid-Ohio compared to the other road-course races?
"The road courses all have some of their own characteristics. Mid-Ohio seems to be the oldest surface and probably the most wore out. Then there are some interesting sections on the backstretch where you actually have some blind rises and jumps where you have to kind of come over and you don’t know what’s going to happen back there. That’s a real technical part of the race track, but also a lot of fun."

Ty Dillon, No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet Camaro

 

This Week’s Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course … Ty Dillon will pilot chassis No. 456 for this weekend’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro raced last weekend at Watkins Glen International where Dillon took the checkered flag in fifth, a career-high road course finish for the 23-year-old driver.

Dillon in the XFINITY Series at Mid-Ohio … Dillon made his first start at the Lexington, Ohio road course last season where the team finished 19th after a mid-race mechanical issue .

#RaceHardTy … Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook every race weekend by using the hashtag #RaceHardTy and have the opportunity to win free Yuengling Light Lager swag.

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. partners with RCR for 2015 season … Yuengling Light Lager, the 99 calorie light beer produced by America’s Oldest Brewery, will be featured on the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro during the 2015 season. Based in Pottsville, Pa., D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., is family owned and operated since 1829. Principal Beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Premium, Light, Black and Tan, Dark Brewed Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. For more information, visit www.yuengling.com.

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Last week at Watkins Glen International … Dillon qualified sixth for the Zippo 200 at The Glen. In just his second-career start at WGI, Dillon raced inside the top 10 for the entire 82 lap event. In the end, Dillon crossed the finish line fifth recording the team’s fifth top-five finish of the season.

XFINITY Series Points Update … Dillon moved into a tie for second place in the driver championship point standings, now trailing the leader by 24 points.

Meet Ty Dillon … Come have a cold Yuengling Light Lager at Rooster’s in Mansfield, Ohio on Friday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. with Ty Dillon. The first 72 customers to buy a Yuengling pint will get to keep the glass. Yuengling draught beers will include Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan and its seasonal Oktoberfest.

TY DILLON QUOTE:
Another road course race this weekend, what is your plan for this race?

"Last season we struggled here at Mid-Ohio and had a little bit of a mechanical problem that put us behind the eight ball. This course requires a little more of a finesse driving skill and a lot of concentration. We were happy to get a top-five finish last weekend and will look to build on it this weekend."

Brandon Jones, No. 33 Kanuf/Menards Chevrolet Camaro

 

This Week’s Knauf/Menards Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio … Brandon Jones will pilot Chassis No. 133 in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro was driven by Ty Dillon last year at Mid-Ohio where he started fourth and finished 19th. This road course chassis has an average starting position of 8.25 and an average finishing position of 14.5.

Turning Left and Right … Jones may not have any laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but he has some valuable track time turning left and right in his young career. The 18-year-old driver has two road-course starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he has collected two top-10 finishes. Additionally, Jones has one road-course start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards where he earned another top 10 result.

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33 Team by the Numbers … So far this season, the No. 33 team has accumulated some impressive stats with Jones, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard behind the wheel. In 20 races, the RCR team has garnered three wins, five pole awards, 11 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes with 428 laps led.

Looking Ahead … Following this weekend’s 75-lap affair at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Jones will again pilot the No. 33 RCR entry at the XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

BRANDON JONES QUOTE:
This weekend marks your first road course start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, what are your expectations for this weekend?

"Danny (Stockman, crew chief) and the No. 33 guys were fast last weekend at Watkins Glen International. I’m confident heading into this weekend knowing they had speed and good results coming out of The Glen. I’m excited to work with the crew again. I think we learned a lot as a team after Iowa (Speedway). I have some road course experience, but I think I’m going to learn as much as I can about Mid-Ohio during practice and lean on my RCR teammates to help me get around the track. My goal is to come out with a top-10 finish and give us momentum heading into Bristol."

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

 

This Week’s Mikey Allen/South Point Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 143 this weekend in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet is the same Camaro Gaughan drove to Victory Lane last season at Road America.

Mid-Ohio Nuggets … Gaughan has one previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 2.4-mile road course, Gaughan started the 75-lap affair from the seventh position and was credited with a 20th-place result.

Meet Nationwide No. 62 RCR Patient Champion: Mikey Allen … Roger "Mikey" Allen was diagnosed at 17-months-old with epilepsy and began his journey at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. When Mikey was 24-months-old, he took his first steps. Shortly after that, he experienced his first seizure since his diagnosis. At the age of five, Mikey suffered another seizure that nearly ended his life. The true fighter that he is, Mikey is now doing great at the age of six. He undergoes therapies and treatments for developmental delays but continues to show progress every day.

He Shoots, He Scores … The No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro will don a unique paint scheme in this weekend’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 designed by Nationwide Patient Champion, Mikey Allen. The RCR Camaro will feature one of his favorite sports, basketball.

Welcome Home, Josh … No. 62 gasman Josh Wittman returns to his home state this weekend for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. Wittman hails from Ashland, Ohio, a town located approximately 30 minutes from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and began working at RCR five years ago. He has served as the gasman for the No. 62 team for the past two seasons.

In the Rear-view Mirror: Watkins Glen… Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Chevrolet team not only battled the left and right turns of Watkins Glen International last weekend, but also a pit road penalty and skirmishes with fellow competitors to finish 10th. By doing so, they recorded their 10th top-10 finish of the season.

To the Points … As the Series travels to the 13-turn road course, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point team remain eighth in the driver point standings.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
"Mid-Ohio is probably one of the three most technical road courses in America. It is a standard-true traditional road course. Apex is right, not a lot of run-offs. If you make a mistake, you get a penalty. That’s what I love about true road-course racing, you have those big penalties. It’s a super fun place to race. Road America has a big elevation change; Laguna Seca has a big elevation change; Mid-Ohio has undulation. You go through turns 3, 4, 5, and 6. You’re up-down, up-down, up-down. It’s very unique how that goes. It makes you have to learn to pick spots off in the distance over the crest of a hill. You have to learn to pick objects that stay in one place like a telephone pole. Something that isn’t going to move during the course of the race. It’s just a lot of fun to race at Mid-Ohio."
 

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