Brendan Gaughan No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Friday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway. This Chevrolet was most recently driven to a sixth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway by teammate Ty Dillon in February.
Professional Hat Dancer … Dating back to the 2001 season, Gaughan has participated in the Victory Lane hat dance on four occasions (June and September 2003 and June and October 2004) at Texas Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas native has collected a total of seven top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 17 starts at the 1.5-mile facility, has completed 93 percent (2,503 of 2,690) laps contested and is credited with 163 laps led.
Season to Date … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team head into the race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway looking to capitalize on the momentum of their streak of four consecutive top-five finishes. Following the season opener, the veteran driver ranked 28th in the driver championship point standings, but has worked his way up to third in just five events and is now only 35 markers behind the leader.
Meet the Press … Gaughan will be available to the media on Thursday, June 6 at 5 p.m. Central Time in the Texas Motor Speedway infield Media Center.
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.
Speaking of Cars … On an average day, the South Point Hotel & Casino will park 2,000 cars.
Meet that Man … Fans will have an opportunity to meet Gaughan and other Camping World Truck Series drivers during a NASCAR autograph session on Friday, June 7 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. CT near the Texas Motor Speedway Hospitality Village outside of turn one.
In the Rearview Mirror: “The Monster Mile” … Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team collected their fourth-consecutive top-five finish on Friday in the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway after spending the majority of the event running in the top 10.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
What are your thoughts on racing at Texas Motor Speedway?
“Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and I have had a lot of success at Texas (Motor Speedway) throughout the years. I got my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Texas, and then continued to have a lot of success during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The last few seasons we haven’t done as well as I would have liked at Texas, so the team decided to use one of our test sessions at this track and learned some valuable information. This is a track where I know I can win, and I’m really looking forward to the chance to visit Victory Lane at Texas again.”