Brendan Gaughan Brings Home a Top-Five Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home a top-five finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 Friday night under the lights of Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Las Vegas native started the race from the 11th position and worked his way into the top 10 within the first 25 laps of the event. During the early portion of the 204-lap race, Gaughan informed the team that he was battling a loose-handling condition on the entrance and exit of the turns. On lap 82 crew chief Gere Kennon called Gaughan to pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to correct the handling issue Gaughan was fighting on the No. 2 Silverado. The 37-year-old driver returned to the track in the ninth position and was shuffled back to 14th on lap 93 when he alerted the crew the chassis adjustment made the truck too tight in the corners. Gaughan forged on and worked his way toward the front of the field during the final laps, crossing the finish line in the fifth position.
Start – 11 Finish – 5 Laps Led – 0 Owner Points – 8
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“This was a great finish the for the South Point Hotel & Casino team tonight. We started out with a really loose truck and went a little too far with our adjustment, and I had to fight a tight handling truck during the second half of the race. I’m really proud of the whole RCR organization and the great equipment they bring to the track each week; it’s such an honor to be part of this team.”