This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175. This is...
This Week's Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot chassis No. 005 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175. This is the same chassis that Dillon drove to Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway in July, leading 187 of 200 laps, earning a perfect driver rating of 150 and out-dueling Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered restart to earn his first career NCWTS victory and bring sponsor Bass Pro Shops and RCR's famed black No. 3 to Victory Lane. Dillon also raced this chassis, built in-house by the Danny Stockman-led Bass Pro Shops team, at Darlington, finishing fifth after starting ninth, at Nashville Superspeedway, finishing second after starting second, at Gateway International Raceway, finishing seventh after starting sixth, and at Texas Motor Speedway in June, finishing third after starting on the pole. The No. 3 team boasts an average starting position of 3.8 and an average finish of 3.6 with this chassis.
Raybestos Rookie Contender ... Dillon is currently the leading candidate for the 2010 Raybestos Rookie of the Year award and has earned Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors in 12 out of 18 races.
All About Points ... Dillon is sixth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings, just three points shy of Ron Hornaday in fifth, and 440 points in arrears to point leader Todd Bodine.
Will experience play to your advantage this weekend? "I've been able to race at Loudon more than, virtually, any other track on the schedule in my short racing history, with the exception of maybe Iowa. Between starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series, I have a good history at New Hampshire, with lots of success in the East Series and a top-five qualifying run in the truck. Our finishes weren't as good in the truck and the Nationwide car, but those were both matters of circumstance and not performance. I feel like I have a good grasp on how to get around the track at New Hampshire so I feel good about this weekend."
What are your goals for the rest of the season? "One of the goals for the rest of the season is to win another race, and I think our team is very capable of that. Danny Stockman and the guys on the Bass Pro Shops team have built extremely fast trucks this season, and I think a few more pole awards is definitely possible."