Austin Dillon Wins at Las Vegas in Dominating Fashion
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Boyd Gaming 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Saturday, March 7, 2015
- Austin Dillon captured the Boyd Gaming 300 pole position and was the highest-qualifying Richard Childress Racing driver at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brian Scott qualified second followed by Brendan Gaughan fifth and Ty Dillon 20th.
- Austin Dillon won the Boyd Gaming 300 in dominating fashion leading 183 laps. Brendan Gaughan finished sixth, Ty Dillon eighth and Brian Scott 38th.
- Next up for the NASCAR XFINITY Series is the Phoenix 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Catch all the action live on Saturday, March 14 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX TV and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Mechanical Issues Hinder Brian Scott Chances at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Albertsons / Sanderson Farms Chevrolet Camaro qualified in the second position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday afternoon. When the green flag waved for the 200-lap event, Scott reported a mechanical issue on his Richard Childress Racing machine. Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., called his driver to the garage to diagnose the issue, but it could not be repaired. Scott finished in the 38th position. Next week, the No. 2 team competes at Phoenix International Raceway where Scott earned a victory in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012.
Start – 2 Finish – 38 Laps Led – 0 Points – 17
Brian Scott Quote:
"We had such high expectations and I really hate it for Albertsons and Sanderson Farms. This was their first race and we wanted to give them a good show. We have fast Chevrolet Camaros, we’ll rebound next weekend at Phoenix."
Ty Dillon Notches Top-10 Finish and Takes Points Lead at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Prudential Overall Supply/Red Kap Chevrolet Camaro to an eighth-place finish Saturday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, recording the team’s third top-10 finish of the season. Dillon qualified 20th earlier in the day, but managed to charge through the pack and break into the top 10 by the second lap. Under caution on lap 16, Dillon was inside the top-five and reported his Camaro had a good balance driving around the 1.5-mile race track. On the longer green-flag runs, the 23-year-old driver remained inside the top 10 but radioed to crew chief Danny Stockman the car’s balance worsened. Twice under green flag conditions, the No. 3 team made adjustments on pit stops to improve the Camaro’s ability to turn in the corners. In the end, Dillon’s fresher Goodyear tires propelled him to an eighth-place finish, the team’s third top-10 finish in the first three races of the XFINTIY Series schedule. Better yet, Dillon moved into sole possession of first place in the driver point standings.
Start – 20 Finish – 8 Laps Led – 0 Points – 1
TY DILLON QUOTE:
"Our Chevy Camaro’s balance today changed throughout the race, but Danny (Stockman, crew chief) and the guys adjusted well and gave me the best possible race car. I hope the fans enjoyed the racing – it was very exciting towards the end of the race. Thanks to all the folks from Red Kap and Prudential Overall Supply for their support this weekend and congratulations to Austin (Dillon) and the No. 33 team on their win."
Austin Dillon Dominates in Rheem Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon drove the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet to Victory Lane in dominating fashion Saturday afternoon in the Boyd’s Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon posted the fastest time during NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying, placing the Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet on the front row for the start of the 200-lap event. Dillon lead the way for 183 laps, only relinquishing the top spot during green-flag pit stops. The Welcome, N.C., native crossed the finish lane first after a great battle in the final laps with another competitor and earned a perfect driver rating of 100. Dillon is the first driver since 2002 to win the XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole position, and fourth overall.
Start – 1 Finish – 1 Laps Led – 183 Owner’s Points – 1
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
"I’m so proud of this No. 33 Rheem Racing team. They worked hard all weekend and gave me a fast Chevrolet. Nick (Harrison, crew chief) made some great calls during the race and kept us out front. I can’t thank everyone at RCR and ECR Engines enough for all their hard work."
Las Vegas Native Earns First Top-10 Finish of Season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team had a top-five qualifying effort for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at the driver and sponsor’s home track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Gaughan battled a tight handling race car throughout the 200-lap event. The Shane Wilson-led team began making chassis adjustments during their first pit stop on lap 49. Gaughan began working his way into the top five, where he raced for most of the day. When the caution flag flew on lap 173, Gaughan found himself battling for the lead with RCR teammate Austin Dillon. The 39-year-old driver was shuffled back on the restart and finished the race in the sixth position. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team moves up to seventh in the driver point standings as the XFINITY Series stays on the West Coast and heads to Phoenix International Raceway next weekend.
Start – 5 Finish – 6 Laps Led – 3 Points – 7
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
"I had a lot of fun racing in the XFINITY Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today. I love Richard (Childress) and I love Austin (Dillon), but I wanted that win so bad for this No. 62 South Point Chevrolet. We had a great shot to win and that is all you can ask for. We were a little too tight all day, had a rough start, but we began racing through the field and making up track position and ended up have a great points day."