Brendan Gaughan Brings Captures Third-Place Finish at Kentucky Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino team captured a third-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
The Las Vegas native started the Kentucky 300 from the sixth position and maintained a top-10 spot while battling a tight handling condition during the early laps. Crew chief Ernie Cope called Gaughan to pit road on lap 32 during the competition caution for four tires, fuel, air pressure and chassis adjustments. The Richard Childress Racing driver restarted from the 12th position for the ensuing restart, but made his way back into the top ten by lap 38. As the race progressed, Gaughan alerted the South Point Hotel & Casino team that the Chevrolet’s handling had transitioned from tight to loose. The RCR crew continued to work on the car’s handling during scheduled four-tire pit stops on laps 88 and 145. As the laps ticked away, the 37-year-old driver made his way toward the front of field, ultimately crossing the finish line in the third position.
Start – 6 Finish – 3 Laps Led – 0 Owner Points – 6
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“I have to thank Ernie Cope (crew chief), the No. 33 team and everyone at Richard Childress Racing for giving me great equipment each time I’m in the car. We had an awesome Chevrolet today and I think our result is proof of that. RCR is a top notch organization and I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy driving for this team.”