Brendan Gaughan No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Rockingham Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. This former No. 22 entry was last driven to a third-place result in November at Phoenix International Raceway.
Feels Like the First Time … Gaughan will make his first Camping World Truck Series-career start at Rockingham Speedway this weekend. While this is the Las Vegas native’s first Truck Series appearance at the one-mile facility, he competed there in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2004 where he started 15th and finished 20th.
South Point Hotel & Casino … Opened in December of 2005, the South Point resort was the first megaresort located south of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. The facility consists of a 25 story hotel tower and 90,000 square feet convention center located on a 60 acre site along Las Vegas Boulevard in Enterprise, Nevada. South Point Hotel offers a total of 2,163 rooms and 160,000 sq. ft. meeting and convention space; the largest of any hotel in Las Vegas that is not on the Strip. For more information, visit www.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
Best Buffet in Town … South Point Hotel & Casino features 11 restaurants that fit the tastes of any South Point Hotel & Casino guest. One of the most popular choices, the South Point Garden Buffet, served 1,014,337 guests in 2012.
Sign Away … Prior to on-track activity beginning at “The Rock”, Gaughan will participate in a NASCAR driver autograph session on Saturday, April 13 from 10:15 – 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The session will take place at the large rock in front of the main ticket office on the speedway grounds.
Race Rewind: Martinsville … 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 after starting 11th.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
This is your first Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway. What are your thoughts about running the race this weekend?
“I didn’t get to race Rockingham (Speedway) in the Truck Series last season, so I’m really excited to go back to ‘The Rock’ this season. It’s one of the most famous tracks in NASCAR and Andy Hillenburg has done a great job getting it back up and running. The track is old school, it’s bumpy, it’s mean, the tires wear out and it’s a fun place to race. The goal is to go there and try to be fast. It’s a fun place and a driver’s style race track.”