Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected their fourth-consecutive top-five finish on Friday in the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Gaughan remained in the top 10 for the majority of the race as he battled a loose-handling black and gold Chevrolet. The pit crew made chassis adjustments during two scheduled four-tire pit stops, on laps 46 and 121, in an effort to remedy the handling issue.
The problem persisted for the duration of the event as Gaughan worked his way into the top five during the final laps, crossing the finish line fifth. Following the sixth race of the season, Gaughan gained one position moving up to third in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Brendan Gaughan (Start - 15 / Finish - 2 / Laps Led - 0 / Points - 3rd): "This was another great job by Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and the entire team. Our South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet was fast all day, but just a little too loose. My pit crew did a great job today along with my spotter. I've got to thank all of them for helping us bring home this top-five finish."
Motor problems make for a short day for Dillon at Dover International Speedway
Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado team had a great race going for the first portion of the 200-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway on Friday afternoon After qualifying sixth earlier in the day, Dillon had to start near the rear of the field for not being on time for the driver's meeting, which was immediately after he climbed from the No. 33 Chevrolet in Nationwide practice.
It didn't take the NCWTS regular long to show he was undaunted by his new starting spot and ready to contend on the high banks of the one-mile concrete oval. He went from 36th to 23rd in the first seven laps, then up to 15th by lap 15.While coursing through turns one and two on lap 21, he lost power and radioed to crew chief Marcus Richmond about the problem.
After bringing the Silverado to pit road, the crew lifted the hood to see if the problem could be rectified. Realizing it needed a more thorough look, the crew pushed the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet into the garage. Upon further inspection, it was determined the motor would not function and Dillon was forced to accept a 31st-place finish.
Ty Dillon (Start - 6 / Finish - 31 / Laps Led - 0 / Points - 7th): "That was not the finish we were looking for or what this Bass Pro Shops team deserved. We worked hard in practice and qualifying and looked pretty strong in the early laps of the race. I came out of two there (lap 21) and it just lost power. I brought it to pit road and Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) pushed it to the garage and the team said we were done. I hate it, but the good news is we'll be back again and race even harder to make up what we lost today."
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