Brendan Gaughan No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro at Road America … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 502 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in Saturday’s event at Road America. This Chevrolet was last used by the No. 2 team in August 2012 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where it was driven to a second-place finish.
Road Course Racing in the Dairy State … In 2010, Gaughan made his lone Nationwide Series appearance at the 14-turn road course. The Las Vegas native earned a third-place result after starting from the sixth position, completing 100 percent (50 of 50) of the laps contested.
South Point Hotel & Casino … Opened in December of 2005, the South Point resort was the first megaresort located south of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. The facility consists of a 25 story hotel tower and 90,000 square feet convention center located on a 60 acre site along Las Vegas Boulevard in Enterprise, Nevada. South Point Hotel offers a total of 2,163 rooms and 160,000 sq. ft. meeting and convention space; the largest of any hotel in Las Vegas that is not on the Strip. For more information, visit www.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.
Summertime Dairy Treat … In 2012, Kate’s Corner ice cream shop in the South Point Hotel served more than 125,506 scoops of ice cream.
‘Eye’ Spy a Badger … Ben Brust, guard for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team and a friend of Gaughan, will provide an extra set of eyes to help guide the Las Vegas native around the 4.048-mile road course this weekend. A senior at UW-Madison, Brust is working to obtain his Life Sciences Communication degree, but this weekend he will be put to work as an additional spotter for Gaughan. Teams use multiple spotters during road course events because of the track size and layout, and the Wisconsin Badger will be put to the test helping maneuver the former Georgetown Hoya men’s basketball player around Road America.
Meet that Man … Fans will have an opportunity to meet Gaughan and other Nationwide Series drivers during a NASCAR autograph session on Friday, June 21 from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Central Time in front of the Road America Media Center.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Road America?
“The last time I was at Road America, I finished third. I’ve been racing at Road America since the mid 1990’s, and it’s honestly my favorite road course to race. To me, it’s one of the toughest road courses ever built. It has elevation changes, big braking and high-speed corners. It’s just a fantastically built road course. Going there with equipment from Richard Childress Racing and working with my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team is going to be a lot of fun. It should be neat for all of the guys and will be a good to revisit my old stomping grounds in Wisconsin.”