Brendan Gaughan Finishes 34th at Talladega Superspeedway
Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro started from the 11th position in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The Las Vegas-native used the beginning laps to gain valued information about the No. 62 Chevrolet Camaro. During the first caution on lap 29, the Richard Childress Racing team did not pit with the leaders holding off until the next round of caution pit stops. This earned Gaughan one bonus point for leading a lap. After the caution, the driver of the No. 62 Chevrolet fought through the field and raced to the third position on lap 58. Gaughan’s day ended early when he was involved in a wreck on lap 63 that left the No. 62 Camaro beyond repair to continue. Thus, the team was forced to take a 34th-place finish and Gaughan remains seventh in driver point standings.
Start – 11th Finish – 34th Laps Led – 1 Points – 7th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“This was just a result of restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway. Richard Childress Racing gave me one heck of a Chevrolet today. We went from the back of the pack to the front by racing on the outside line. Running the outside at Talladega is challenging, you have to know how to maneuver, side draft and fill gaps. To me, it looked like someone left too big of a gap, another driver went to fill it and we got caught up and involved.”