Brendan Gaughan Finishes 13th at Kansas Speedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team started Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway from the 10th position. On lap 11 Gaughan reported that his Chevrolet was tight. Only 11 laps later the Shane Wilson-led team made a pit stop under caution for four Goodyear Racing tires, Sunoco fuel and a track bar adjustment. When the call was made on lap 47 for the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing team to stay out on track and not pit, it resulted in the Las Vegas-native leading the field to green on the lap 49 restart. Gaughan raced inside the top 10 for the majority of the day, but received a pit road penalty after his final pit stop on lap 137. The pass-through penalty shuffled Gaughan back to 15th, two laps down. When the checkered flag fell, the 39-year-old driver had fought back to 13th and was only one lap down. Gaughan and the No. 62 team remain eighth in the driver point standings as the Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Start – 10th Finish – 13th Laps Led – 7 Points – 8th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“We had a great South Point Chevrolet all weekend at Kansas Speedway. RCR does a great job of providing us with fast equipment. On that last pit stop, I just pushed my Chevrolet Camaro a little too far exiting pit road and I got caught.”