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Brendan Gaughan Captures 12th-Place Finish at Martinsville Speedway

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Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected a 12th-place finish in the Kroger 250 Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. The Las Vegas native rolled off the starting grid from the 11th position and became a fixture within, and near, the top 10 for the first 125 laps of the event.

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Following a four-tire pit stop on lap 146, the gold and black Chevrolet was scored in the 18th spot, positioning the truck in the outside line for the double-file restart. Forced to run a line where it was difficult to pass, Gaughan lost valuable track position and slipped back to 21st. As the race progressed, the 38-year-old driver methodically worked his way back toward the front settling into the top 10 by lap 181. Gaughan held on near the top 10 during the final laps and ultimately crossed the finish line 12th. The top-15 finish allowed Gaughan to gain 11 positions, moving up to 17th, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Start – 11         Finish – 12         Laps Led – 0         Points – 17

 

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:

“Man, that was an exciting race. We were stuck in the outside line for restarts a few times and I had some issues with the shifter, so that set us back a bit. Even with the few minor setbacks, we were able to keep the South Point Hotel & Casino near the front most of the day. I really had a lot of fun racing at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. The big thing is we were able to earn valuable points and gain 11 positions in the point standings.”