Brendan Gaughan No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado Event Preview Fact Sheet
Bluegrass State Stats … Since 2002, Gaughan has made eight starts at the 1.5-mile facility. In those eight starts, the Las Vegas native has collected two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has completed 90.9 percent (1,094 of 1,203) laps contests and is credited with 72 laps led.
Season to Date … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team head into the race week at Kentucky Speedway riding a wave of momentum and top-five finishes, collecting their fifth consecutive at Texas Motor Speedway at the beginning of the month. Following the season opener in Daytona, the veteran driver ranked 28th in the driver championship point standings, but has worked his way up to third in just six events and is now only 35 markers behind the leader.
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.
Not Just for Horses … Annually, the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center hosts more than 40 men’s and women’s college basketball games.
In the Rearview Mirror: Texas Motor Speedway … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected their fifth-consecutive top-five result, with a fourth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway after leading laps and running near the front of the field for the majority of the 167-lap event.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Kentucky Speedway?
“Kentucky Speedway is one of my favorite tracks to race at. In the eyes of the fans, it’s one of the last “cookie cutter” style tracks out there, which has made it a unique 1.5-mile track. The racing surface is flat and bumpy, and I’m really looking forward to running there. Our team has a pretty good streak of top-five finishes going right now, and our first win is just around the corner, so we’re all looking forward to getting back to the track this weekend.”