Brendan Gaughan Finishes 10th at Auto Club Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team finished 10th in the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Gaughan started the 150-lap affair from the eighth position and was scored sixth by the race’s halfway mark. Crew chief Ernie Cope called the Las Vegas native to pit road on lap 91 under caution.
A quick stop by the South Point Hotel & Casino pit crew boosted Gaughan to the third position for the lap 96 restart. A tight condition developed on the No. 33 Chevrolet in the final laps of the race, and relegated Gaughan to a 10th-place result, his second consecutive top-10 finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“It’s disappointing that we finished 10th. We had a great car and were running towards the front of the pack all day. I know we could have had a better finish than that. But, the guys did a great job on pit road. We had some awesome stops today.”