Brendan Gaughan Finishes 11th in the Lone Star State
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro qualified seventh for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Gaughan began battling tight conditions early in the race. When the first caution fell on lap 43, the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team took the opportunity to make a chassis adjustment. Gaughan reported the car showed improvement on longer runs. On lap 100, reports of a tire going down on the No. 62 brought him in for an unscheduled pit stop. The team battled back and, by lap 144, returned to the top-10 of the running order. After the caution on lap 170, the team received a commitment line violation and had to restart in 14th at the tail end of the longest line. Gaughan brought the Chevrolet Camaro to an 11th-place finish. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino driver remains sixth in the driver point standings.
Start – 7th Finish – 11th Laps Led – 0 Points – 6th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“Overall it was a decent day. After qualifying the South Point Chevrolet seventh, we worked all race to improve the tight conditions. Luckily we were able to catch our tire going down early before it could do serious damage. The guys worked hard all night on pit road. Coming home 11th after going through everything we did today is a real accomplishment.”