The XFINITY Series attempts to tame the Monster
Race: Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Location: Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.
Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway … In 61 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the Monster Mile, Richard Childress Racing has led 699 laps and visited victory lane on three occasions. The first was with Jeff Burton in June 2006, then Clint Bowyer in September 2006 and September 2009. The Welcome, N.C. organization has started from the pole position in five events at the one-mile concrete oval. RCR has accumulated 16 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes and averages a starting position of 11.2 and a finishing position of 12.1.
#Dash4Cash … After the qualifying #Dash4Cash race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last Saturday, RCR’s Ty Dillon qualified for the first #Dash4Cash race that will take place at Dover International Speedway. The highest finisher of the four qualifying drivers (Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Daniel Suarez) at Dover will take home the payout of $100,000. Additionally, the #Dash4Cash winner from Dover International Speedway, plus the top three finishing drivers that receive driver championship points, will qualify for the second event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.
Charlotte Recap … In the Hisense 300, Austin Dillon earned his second victory of the 2015 XFINITY Series season. Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Brian Scott posted, seventh, 18th and 20th place finishes, respectively.
The Points … Ty Dillon remains second in the driver point standings, Brian Scott seventh and Brendan Gaughan 10th. The No. 33 RCR team is currently second in the owner point standings.
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Catch the Action … Coverage for the XFINITY Series Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket at Dover International Speedway will begin with both practice sessions on Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and 2 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. Live qualifying will also be showcased on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, May 30, at 11:15 a.m. and race coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. on FOX. It will also be broadcast live on MRN and SiriusXM channel 90.
Brian Scott, No. 2 ACME/Kraft Singles Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week’s ACME/Kraft Singles Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Brian Scott will pilot chassis No. 161 in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared chassis made its debut at Phoenix International Raceway where the No. 2 team qualified 12th and finished 10th.
Dover International Speedway Statistics … In 10 XFINITY Series starts at Dover, Scott has earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.1 and an average finish of 11.2. With three laps led in competition, Scott has completed 1891 of 2014 raced laps (93.9 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.
2015 Rewind … After 11 XFINITY Series races this season Scott has captured two top-five and eight top-10 finishes, sits seventh in the driver point standings and has led 37 laps with an average starting position of 5.3 and average finish of 12.5.
ACME/KRAFT … This weekend at Dover International Speedway, the No. 2 XFINITY Series team welcomes back their partner, Albertsons. Albertsons and the Safeway family of stores, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America, has partnered with RCR, Scott and the No. 2 XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2015. RCR also welcomes Albertsons’ supporting partners Reser’s Fine Foods and Sanderson Farms. Albertsons Safeway stores operate under store banners Albertsons, ACME, Shaw’s, Star Markets, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Randalls, VONS, Pavilions, Carrs and Safeway. With more than 2,200 stores, 250,000 employees and 27 distribution centers across 34 states, Albertsons rich legacy in the grocery business synchronizes with the roots of NASCAR and RCR. Additional information on "Your favorite local supermarket™" and Brian Scott can be found online.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Rewind … Scott and the Shore Lodge Chevrolet qualified in the third position for the XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the home track for the NASCAR industry. Scott raced in the second position for the first quarter of the race before battling a mechanical issue for the remainder of the event. The Shore Lodge Chevrolet finished in the 20th position.
Last Spring at Dover … Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team had a third-place qualifying effort at Dover International Speedway. When the green flag waved, Scott 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 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.
Double Duty … In addition to competing at DIS in the XFINITY Series this weekend, Scott is scheduled to drive the No. 33 ACME/Kraft Singles Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, May 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1. The Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket is live on FOX at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Meet Scott … Fans will have two unique opportunities to meet Scott at Dover. On Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 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 Sunday, Scott is scheduled to visit the ACME grocery tent at 9 a.m., which is located in the Lot #10 campground.
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
What is it about Dover that is special to you?
"Dover is exciting, it’s a fast track. You have to attack it and be aggressive. I feel like that fits my driving style really well. I was able to get my first Camping World Truck Series win there. It’s been a special place for me ever since. I’ve had some really great runs in the XFINITY Series as well. I’m looking forward to the great weekend ahead."
Are you excited to make your Sprint Cup Series debut at Dover International Speedway?
"Dover is going to be exciting. We are really proud to have our partners at ACME and Kraft to come on board and provide me the opportunity to run in the Sprint Cup Series and do double-duty at one of my favorite tracks, Dover. It’ll be an exciting weekend. We’re going to have a lot of folks from both ACME and Kraft there, and I’m looking forward to showing them a good weekend by having a good run on Saturday in the XFINITY Series race and Sunday in the Sprint Cup Series race."
Ty Dillon, No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week’s WESCO Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Ty Dillon will pilot Richard Childress Racing chassis No. 131 for this weekend’s Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway. This Chevrolet Camaro last saw action at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Dillon recorded one of his three top-five finishes of the season.
Dillon at Dover International Speedway… Dillon made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in June 2012 at the Monster Mile in the No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro. In four Series starts, Dillon has recorded three top-10 finishes. In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Dillon has one top-10 finish.
#Dash4Cash … With last week’s seventh-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dillon qualified for the first of four Dash4Cash races, presented by XFINITY. Dillon will compete for the $100,000 bonus this Saturday afternoon against Regan Smith, Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace, Jr. Last season, Dillon won the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after recording his first career XFINITY Series victory.
Welcome back, WESCO … WESCO International, Inc. will return for its fourth season as a primary sponsor on the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro. WESCO, a leading provider in electrical, industrial and communication supply, began its relationship with RCR in 2012. WESCO employs approximately 9,400 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Its 2014 annual sales were approximately $7.9 billion.
Race Rewind … Last weekend, Dillon drove the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/NWTF.org Chevrolet Camaro to a seventh-place finish, recording the team’s eighth top-10 finish of the season and qualified for XFINITY’s Dash4Cash event this weekend. Despite battling a tight-handling race car, Dillon managed to stay in-and-around the top 10 for a majority of the 200-lap race. He crossed the finish line seventh after a strong restart on lap 163.
To the points … Dillon remains second in the XFINITY Series driver point standings, trailing the leader by only four markers. To date, Dillon leads all XFINITY Series drivers in average finish (8.1) and total laps completed (2153).
Have a Cold Yuengling With Ty Dillon … On behalf of Yuengling, Dillon is scheduled to sign autographs at Cochran Liquors in Middletown, Delaware on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following the signing session, Dillon will walk across the street to Buffalo Wild Wings to serve cold Yuengling Light Lager and sign autographs for patrons. Come meet Dillon at 540 W. Main Street, Middletown, Del.
Meet Ty Dillon … Dillon and fellow Dash4Cash competitors are scheduled to sign autographs in the XFINITY Zone located in the Dover International Speedway Fan Midway beginning at 9:30 a.m.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
You won the Dash4Cash last season. What will it take to win it again this year?
"It’s pretty clear that our friends at XFINITY did their homework when choosing the tracks for us to run for this bonus. All of them are pretty tough, including this weekend in Dover. My strategy has always been to go out to win the race, and if we do that, we’ll win the Dash4Cash. Last season it was so cool to hold up that check in Victory Lane and celebrate a win and the Dash4Cash bonus. I’m very glad to hear that XFINITY has continued this program – they won’t be disappointed."
How do you approach the "Monster Mile"?
"This place is crazy fast and physically demanding inside the race car. It’s important to be well hydrated for this race and be mentally prepared. I’ll be working with my spotter, Billy O’Dea, pretty closely to find the right line going in and out of the corners. We’ve had some success at this race track in the past and I fully expect our team to compete for a win."
Austin Dillon, No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quote:
This Week’s Rheem Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 157 in the Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and made its debut at Atlanta Speedway in February with Paul Menard where he started 11th and finished sixth.
Dover Details … The Welcome, N.C., native driver has four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the one-mile concrete oval, collecting four top-10 finishes and one pole award. Dillon holds an average starting position of 6.0 and an average finishing position of 7.5 with 43 laps led.
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Getting Loopy in 2015 … According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon holds some impressive stats so far in the 2015 season. The 25-year-old driver ranks first in the following categories: driver rating (111.5), drivers fastest late in a run, green-flag speed and speed by quarter. Dillon is second amongst his competitors in closers, drivers fastest early in a run, fastest laps run (216), fastest on restarts, laps led (352) and mile leaders. He also ranks third in average running position and fastest speed in traffic.
Rearview Mirror: Charlotte … Dillon and the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet team earned their second win of the 2015 XFINITY Series season on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The RCR team posted the fastest time during qualifying and made minimal adjustments to the black, red and white Camaro throughout the 200-lap event. Dillon led a total of 163 laps before taking the checkered flag in front of the hometown crowd.
Season in Review … So far this season, Dillon has been entered in nine XFINITY Series events, collecting two victories, six top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and four pole awards. Dillon has led a total of 352 laps with an average starting position of 3.9 coupled with an average finishing position of 8.9.
Looking Ahead … Following the Series’ off-weekend after Dover, Paul Menard will make his second XFINITY Series start with the No. 33 team at Michigan International Speedway for the June 13 event.
Double Duty … In addition to Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway, watch Dillon in the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks, which airs live on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, May 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
Do you learn something new every time you go to Dover International Speedway?
"I’m not sure. I think I have a basic strategy every time we go there for how I’m going to drive the car. It works out for me that way each time I’ve gone there. I think it’s one of our better tracks we visit every year. I know having the extra seat time running both the XFINITY and Cup Series events will definitely help this weekend, too."
Brendan Gaughan, No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro
Race Notes and Quote:
This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will utilize chassis No. 125 this weekend at the one-mile concrete oval. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet was last on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in February, qualifying sixth and finishing 12th. In 2014, Ty Dillon piloted chassis No. 125 at four events (Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway), averaging a starting position of 10th and finishing position of 11th.
Gaughan’s Monster Mile Stats …In six XFINITY Series starts at Dover International Speedway, Gaughan has completed 1194 of 1205 (99.1 percent) laps that he has competed. The Las Vegas native also has eight starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and earned one top-five finish, three top-10 finishes and averages a starting position of 17.6 and a finishing position of 16.0.
Last May at Dover … The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team qualified 10th for the 2014 XFINITY Series Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway. Gaughan reported early his Chevrolet was free on entry. After the first caution the Las Vegas native restarted 28th after a pit road incident. The No. 62 RCR team used the remainder of the race to gain track position and finish 12th at the Monster Mile.
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In the Rearview Mirror: Charlotte Motor Speedway … Gaughan qualified 17th for the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas native battled tight-handling conditions for a majority of the 200-lap event. Gaughan reported a right-rear tire going down. The caution flag flew on lap 111 and the 39-year-old driver came down pit road to the attention of his RCR team. Gaughan restarted in the 19th position, one lap down, where he raced for the remainder of the event. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet crossed the finish line in the 18th position.
Stats So Far in 2015 … Leading into the 12th event of the 2015 XFINITY Series season, Gaughan averages a starting position of 9.4 and a finishing position of 16.1. The Las Vegas native has made 766 green flag passes, has had 40 fastest laps and spent 1623 laps in the top 15.
To the Points …As the Series heads to Dover, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team are 10th in the driver point standings.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTES:
Do you enjoy racing at the Monster Mile?
"I love the race track, it is the only place I ever hold my breath as I am racing. My spotter has had to remind me countless times to breathe. The only way to really describe racing at Dover is to relate it to a roller coaster. As a driver, you can feel the sensation of the speed and you basically drive off a three-story building on the entry of Turn 1. Dover is a great track and it is one of those trophies I really want to win. I want Miles the Monster. I think it is easily one of the coolest trophies in this sport."
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 like 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 racing there."