Brendan Gaughan Earns Fourth-Place Finish in Front of Hometown Crowd
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino team finished fourth under the lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Smith’s 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Gaughan started the 146-lap event from the sixth position and reported a tight-handling condition during the initial run, dropping to 10th in the running order.
Crew chief Gere Kennon called the Las Vegas native to pit road under caution on lap 32 for four tires, fuel and a round of chassis adjustments. With other teams opting for two tires, Gaughan was scored in the 18th position for the ensuing restart. The No. 2 Chevrolet team continued to battle a tight-handling condition for the next 50 circuits around the 1.5-mile track. Kennon called Gaughan back to pit road on lap 101 during a caution period for four tires, fuel and additional chassis adjustments. Gaughan restarted 16th with 40 laps remaining in the event. Climbing as high as the third position in the closing laps, the 37-year-old driver slipped one spot to take the checkered flag in the fourth place.
Start – 6 Finish – 4 Laps Led – 0 Owners Points – 10
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“The No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team worked really hard tonight to get the truck where it needed to be at the end of the race. We were fast there at the end but didn’t have enough laps to get the job done. I love racing here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and for Richard Childress Racing. I can’t thank the guys and Gere Kennon (crew chief) enough for the great truck this weekend.”