Charlotte Kicks Off Big Window of Opportunity for Gaughan and No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra Team
N.C. (May 17, 2011) – People that know Brendan Gaughanknow he has an enthusiasm level that many people can only muster on special occasions. Gaughan’s huge grin actually gets bigger when you mention a track like Charlotte Motor Speedway to the Las Vegas native. He has collected eight wins in his Truck Series career, four from Charlotte ’s 1.5-mile sister track, Texas Motor Speedway. Gaughan is thrilled to get to the ‘big track’ section of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
“ Charlotte kicks off the stretch on the schedule that I had circled as the reason why I wanted to race for Germain Racing. The team has always been good on mile and a half and ‘big tracks.’ Those are the tracks that I have always loved, so, looking at Charlotte on the schedule means we’re here. I couldn’t be more excited to see how the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra will do on Friday,” said Gaughan.
Gaughan will go so far as to say he sees this stretch as an opportunity for Germain Racing to catch its stride and win some races.
“ Charlotte , Kansas , Texas , Kentucky are all coming up. I think it’s a big opportunity for this No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra team, I think it’s a big opportunity for Germain Racing as a team, to win a bunch of races,” said Gaughan.
The No. 62 driver just had a strong finish at the Monster Mile and looks forward to carrying some momentum from the Dover race weekend.
“Our truck did what Germain Racing is great at doing at Dover . We turned a decent truck, a decent race, into a good finish. The No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino pit crew had great stops on pit road. We have a lot of good energy heading into my favorite part of the schedule,” said Gaughan.
Watch Gaughan’s No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Friday night, May 20th, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Gaughan’s truck will feature a local business, Lake Norman Scuba, on the tailgate, rather than the familiar South Point Hotel & Casino logo. Gaughan is active with the Lake Norman scuba group, including working as a Divemaster.
The action from Charlotte will be shown on SPEED beginning with practice at 9:30 AM and 10:20 AM Eastern and qualifying at 4:00 PM. The “NCWTS Setup” show airs pre-race at 7:30 PM followed by live race coverage at 8:00 PM. If you’ll be away from a TV, set the DVR and tune your radio dial to your local MRN affiliate.
Brendan Gaughan holds eight Truck Series victories to go along with his two K&N Pro Series West championship titles. He currently ranks 10th in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s points standings.
Gaughan drives the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra
He is an 8-time winner in the Truck Series
He holds two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Titles
Gaughan won in the GT class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year
Gaughan has 5 NCWTS races at Charlotte with two top-5 starts and three top-10 finishes
About South Point…The South Point (http://www.SouthPointCasino.com) is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas , Nevada providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bowling center, eight restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bingo and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The South Point opened in December 2005.