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In 2014, Brendan Gaughan returns to full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series competition after competing as a regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last season. This year will mark Gaughan’s third season competing under the Richard Childress Racing banner and first full season in the RCR No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet Camaro.
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Brendan Gaughan

In 2017, Brendan Gaughan returns for his ninth NASCAR XFINITY Series season following a berth in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase, advancing to the Round of 8. This marks Gaughan’s sixth year with Richard Childress Racing and fourth in the No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet Camaro. Crew chief Shane Wilson also returns for the fourth-straight season atop the pit box to lead Gaughan and the South Point Hotel & Casino team. In 2016, the 41-year-old driver accumulated four top-five finishes and a career-high 16 top-10 finishes, leading him to a 12th-place finish in the XFINITY Series driver championship point standings.

  • Birth Date: July 10, 1975
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
  • Residence: Las Vegas, NV
  • Marital Status: Married (Tatum)
  • Children: Michael James & William Ryland
  • Hobbies: Supporting Hoyas athletics and offroad racing

Highlights

1975

William Brendan Gaughan is born in Los Angeles, CA

First competitive laps were made at the age of 15 in SNORE Midnight Special in a Class 10 buggy, winning the event with his co-driver JC Dean

1990

1997

Made his Camping World Truck Series debut in 1997, driving for one of his childhood heroes, Walker Evans

Claimed his First Camping World Truck Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway

2000

2002

Camping World Truck Series rookie of the Year

Claimed his first pole award at Auto Club Speedway

2003

2012

Joined Richard Childress Racing in 2012, driving partial season in both the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series

About Brendan

  • 17 career wins, 10 pole awards, 83 top-five and 136, top-10 finishes and two series championships spread out among the NASCAR Spring Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and NASCAR Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
  • Completed a partial schedule in the Camping World Truck Series from 1997 through 2001
  • Holds a two-year unbeaten streak of four consecutive Camping World Truck Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway (2002 and 2003)
  • Part owner in Mobile Media (a mobile billboard company) and Airport Slot Concessions Incv. (company that provides the slot machines at the McCarran International Airport)
  • Helps out at the family business, South Point Hotel & Casino
  • Divemaster for Lake Norman Scuba in Mooresville, N.C.
  • Recruited by Georgetown University to play football
  • Ventured to other sports in college and joined the Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team as a walk-on player, played from 1994-1997 with NBA greats such as Allen Iverson, Othella Harrington, Don Reid, Jahidi White, and Jerome Williams.
  • Obtained a BSBA in Management with a specialization in Human Recourses while at Georgetown

Career Summary

183

XFINITY STARTS

187

CAMPING WORLD STARTS

41

SPRINT CUP STARTS

18
TOP 5 FINISHES
59
TOP 10 FINISHES
33
TOP 5 FINISHES
63
TOP 10 FINISHES
1
TOP 5 FINISHES
4
TOP 10 FINISHES

NASCAR Results Year by Year

Career Highlights:

  • Recorded first Nationwide Series pole and career-best finish (second) in his first full season in 2009.
  • One of three rookies to finish in the top 10 in the Nationwide standings in 2009.
  • Finished fourth in 2003 Camping World Truck Series standings; led series with six wins.

Xfinity/Nationwide Career Totals:


CHAMPIONSHIPS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
0 183 2 18 59 18.5 18.2 4,198,193
 
YEAR
RANK
POINTS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
2016 9 2171 33 0 4 16 13.5 12.2 -
2015 9 1012 33 0 3 14 9.5 13.5 973,635
2014 8 954 33 2 2 7 12.4 15.5 835,714
2013 110 0 3 0 0 0 20.7 13.3 51,565
2012 115 0 10 0 3 5 10.1 13.6 295,325
2010 11 3,767 35 0 3 9 20.7 19.1 928,329
2009 9 3,914 35 0 3 8 18.5 17.8 1,019,590
2001 153 0 1 0 0 0 43.0 41.0 14,925
 

Camping World Truck Series Career Totals:


CHAMPIONSHIPS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
0 187 8 33 63 17.9 15.0 2,885,099
 
YEAR
RANK
POINTS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
2012 12 713 23 0 7 10 13.9 15.5 798,262
2011 12 713 25 0 1 8 20.0 15.6 290,960
2008 15 2,840 25 0 2 5 20.7 16.9 319,860
2007 11 2,876 25 0 3 8 18.0 16.8 356,767
2006 15 2,894 25 0 4 5 19.6 16.4 330,638
2005 19 2,564 23 0 2 7 25.3 17.8 253,914
2003 4 3,797 25 6 14 18 6.0 7.6 771,290
2002 11 2,893 22 2 5 9 14.4 11.9 367,755
2001 31 946 7 0 2 3 19.5 11.4 107,660
2000 40 615 5 0 0 0 15.0 16.0 39,670
1999 74 158 2 0 0 0 20.5 28.0 16,010
1998 83 131 2 0 0 0 34.5 32.5 18,575
1997 109 91 1 0 0 0 18.0 24.0 12,000

Sprint Cup Career Totals:


CHAMPIONSHIPS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
0 41 0 1 4 21.4 25.9 3,348,406

YEAR
RANK
POINTS
STARTS
WINS
TOP 5
TOP 10
AVG. START
AVG. FINISH
WINNINGS
2012 75 34 4 0 0 0 33.0 31.5 354,559
2010 75 34 1 0 0 0 41.0 43.0 64,447
2004 28 3,165 36 0 1 4 20.8 25.4 2,929,400
 

Noteworhy:

Won NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in 2000-01. … Counts eight career West victories. … Voted series' most popular driver in 2001. … Off-road racing champion with legendary Walker Evans and won the first race he entered at age 15. … Seven off-road titles, including three consecutive Short-Course Off-Road Drivers Association World Championships, from 1991-98. … Member of the Georgetown University Hoyas basketball team from 1993- 97, earning two Big East championship rings, two trips to the "Sweet 16" and one to the "Elite Eight" in the NCAA tournament during his career. … Also a member of the Hoyas football team and was an All-Conference performer. … Holds Business Management degree from Georgetown.