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Brendan Gaughan Battles His Way to a Sixth-Place Finish at Thunder Valley

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Brendan Gaughan drove the No. 62 El Cortez Hotel & Casino / South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro to a seventh-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Starting from the 20th position in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes, it did not take the No. 62 Chevrolet long to find the right groove and start making his way through the field. When the first caution fell on lap five, Gaughan had made his way to the 16th position. After the restart on lap nine, the Las Vegas-native kept the momentum going and, by lap 57, found his way inside the top-10. The second caution fell on lap 96 and Gaughan reported to the team he did not want to make any changes during their pit stop. The Richard Childress Racing team elected to stay out during the caution on lap 261 and restarted sixth, where he finished the race. The result moved the No. 62 El Cortez Hotel & Casino / South Point Hotel & Casino driver to sixth in the championship point standings.

 

Start – 20th           Finish – 7th       Laps Led – 0         Points – 6th    

                                              

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE: 

“Great job from Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and the No. 62 boys today for giving me such a good race car at Bristol Motor Speedway. We were tight early, but we were able to make up a lot of ground on the long runs. This just proves that when you are at Richard Childress Racing, you get top of the line equipment. We went from 20th to seventh with barely a scratch on the car, we consider that a great day at Bristol.”