Brendan Gaughan Overcomes Pit Road Penalty to Finish 12th at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team recovered from a pit road penalty to bring home a 12th-place finish during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night.
The Las Vegas native started the 134-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from the 11th position and worked his way into the top five before coming onto pit road for scheduled pit stop on lap 72. After the stop, NASCAR issued a pit road penalty to the team for leaving the pit wall too early. The penalty caused Gaughan to restart the race from the tail end of the longest line, in the 22nd position, with 59 laps remaining in the race. In the closing laps, the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team continued to advance forward in the field, settling into the 12th position when the checkered flag fell. The No. 2 team now sits seventh in the Camping World Truck Series owner’s championship point standings.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“That wasn’t the finish I was looking for tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway; we were just too tight all night. We had a few issues on pit road, but the guys bounced back and we were able to make up track position in the end. I have to thank everyone at Richard Childress Racing for this opportunity and the whole South Point Hotel & Casino crew for getting the truck ready to race tonight.