Brendan Gaughan Finishes 15th at Auto Club Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 WIX Filters Chevrolet took the green flag for the NASCAR Nationwide Series TREATMYCLOT.COM 300 in the 10th position. On lap 12, Gaughan first reported the car was extremely loose. The Richard Childress Racing team continued to improve on long runs at Auto Club Speedway and when the caution fell on lap 68, the team used the opportunity to make chassis adjustments to improve the car’s handling. Restarting from the ninth position, the WIX Filters Chevrolet battled to stay inside the top-10. Green-flag stops began on lap 113. A mishap on pit road for the No. 62 team resulted in a loss of a lap to the leader and being scored in the 16th position. Gaughan remained on track during the caution on lap 131 and received the “wave around” to put him back on the lead lap. As a result, Gaughan was able to bring the Camaro to a 15th-place finish. The No. 62 WIX Filters driver remains sixth in the championship point standings.
Start – 10th Finish – 15th Laps Led – 0 Points – 6th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“This is not the finish we wanted today for the WIX Filters Chevrolet. We started out pretty loose, but were able to make the right adjustments throughout the day to improve the car. Falling off the jack during our pit stop put us a lap down, but we were luckily able to get that back and make the most out of today.”