Mid-Race Accident Relegates Gaughan to a 29th-Place Result at Daytona International Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team were relegated to a 29th-place finish following a mid-race, multi-truck accident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.
The Las Vegas native started the 250-mile affair from the 15th position and was shuffled throughout the field, as the team struggled to find a compatible drafting partner. While vying for position within the top 10, Gaughan was caught between two of his fellow competitors creating a multi-truck accident that sent the Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the garage for repairs. Gaughan returned to the track 20 laps down from the leader. As the final laps ticked away, the veteran driver made several visits to pit road allowing the team to make additional repairs. Despite a valiant effort by the team, Gaughan crossed the finish line 29th, 26 laps off of the lead lap. Following the first race of the season, Gaughan sits 28th in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Start – 15 Finish – 29 Laps Led – 0 Points – 28
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“I’ve got thank my guys for all of their hard work tonight. It was my fault that we got into trouble tonight, but the South Point Hotel & Casino crew put in a lot of effort and never gave up. It wasn’t the resulted I wanted, but we were able to finish the race.”