Ty Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado Las Vegas Motor Speedway PreviewPress Release
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This Week’s Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway …Ty Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 019 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Saturday’s Smith’s 350. Dillon earned his first career Camping World Truck Series pole award with this Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. He also drove this RCR racer to a seventh-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June after starting third and a 12th-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in July after starting from the third position.
First Timer … This week’s 146-lap event marks Dillon’s first appearance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Although he has yet to make any laps at the speedway, Dillon has garnered one win, two pole awards, four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 12 career Camping World Truck Series starts on tracks 1.5-mile or larger.
Points Leader … After his third-place finish last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Dillon remains the leader of the 2012 Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, leading by four points.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Update … Dillon leads the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over driver Cale Gale.
2012 Season Recap … Throughout the course of the last 16 Camping World Truck Series races, Dillon has one win (Atlanta Motor Speedway), two pole awards (Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway), five top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. The 20-year-old driver holds an average starting position of 5.4 and a seventh-place average finishing position. He has completed 99.9 percent (2,490 of 2,492) of the contested laps and led for 112 circuits.
Season to Date … Dillon has earned impressive stats with 16 races complete on the 2012 Camping World Truck Series schedule. According to NASCAR’s Season-to-Date Loop Data Statistics, the Welcome, N.C., native leads the series in the Fasteston Restarts, Laps Run in the Top 15 (2,251), Fastest Drivers Early in a Run and Percentage of Laps Run on Lead Lap (97.19 percent) categories. He ranks second in the Average Running Position (7.870), Driver Rating (102.5) and Green Flag Speed categories. Dillon has the series’ third-Fastest Speed in Traffic.With 470 Quality Passes made so far this season, Dillon ranks fourth amongst his competitors.
A Team Affair … Fans will have the chance to meet Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Bass Pro Shops located at 8200 Dean Martin Driver in Las Vegas. The Atlanta 200 race-winning team will sign autographs for fans beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
Calling All Voters … NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver contest is underway. Cast your vote for Dillon at NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd and be entered to win an exclusive trip to the Camping World Truck Series year-end awards banquet in Miami, Fla. Fans may vote once every 24 hour period until Nov. 19.
Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway … Dillon started the 134-lap event at Kentucky Speedway from the third position and battled handling issues for a majority of the event. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called for various two and four-tire pit stops with chassis adjustments to combat the handling issues that the young driver was experiencing. Dillon took over the second position with 15 laps remaining in the event, but a tight-handling condition plagued the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops team in the final stages of the race relegating them to a third-place finish.
TY DILLON QUOTES:
You’ll make your first laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday during practice. What are your thoughts about this weekend never having raced here in the past?
“I’m confident that we’ll have a fast truck at Las Vegas (Motor Speedway). My brother, Austin, won here in the past, and we’ll have the notes from that win to start off with on Friday when we unload. I really like racing on 1.5-mile tracks, and I’m excited to race in (Las) Vegas.”
Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release
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