Gaughan And Team Have Aggressive New Strategy for Darlington
Mooresville, N.C. (March 9, 2011) – Germain Racing driver Brendan Gaughan says that there’s no race track in the world that compares to Darlington Raceway. He loves the track Too Tough to Tame, he’s earned plenty of stripes there and can’t wait to unleash his No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on the track when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competes there on Saturday evening.
“Darlington Raceway, no matter the pavement, the tire, it’s still the same place. You’re always running on the edge, up against the wall, very aggressive, every lap. It’s just a really fun track to race,” explained Gaughan with a smile.
Gaughan and crew chief Bryan Berry agree have a new team strategy for Darlington that goes along with the aggressive style of the South Carolina track. They will unload a brand new race chassis, GR-016, to match their fresh philosophy.
“Bryan Berry and me are trying a new strategy at Darlington . When we unload the South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra at Darlington , we’re going to start practice with a qualifying run and work from there,” said Gaughan, who hopes to combat a personal battle with the new strategy and Germain Racing’s wealth of data and experience. “One of the problems I’ve had in my career is I don’t get up to speed fast enough in practice. I need to start being faster earlier in practice instead of testing the truck for three or four laps and wearing the good off the tires. With Germain Racing, the team has such engineering information and experience in the Truck Series, that when we show up at the race track, there’s no question what kind of Tundra you have. So, we are going to start practice with a qualifying run and build from there. Darlington is a track you have to drive it hard when the tire is good and as it wears out you have to go lap to lap on the tire and drive it accordingly.”
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
Last Raced at Darlington Raceway in Truck Series in 2003
Currently 19th in Truck Series points after two races
Has one top-five finish in two starts at Darlington
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Saturday, March 12th, at Darlington Raceway. Watch the excitement on SPEED starting with qualifying at 3:30 PM ET followed by racing at 5 PM. Can’t get to a television? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
Germain Racing has earned two championship titles in the Truck Series. The Toyota team owns 22 victories and 9 pole awards in the series that continues to grow ratings on SPEED. For more information on Germain Racing, visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.
Brendan Gaughan holds eight Truck Series victories to go along with his two K&N Pro Series West championship titles. He currently ranks 19th in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s points standings. Follow Gaughan at www.BrendanGaughan.com or on Twitter @Brendan62.
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