Gaughan Finishes Fifth at “The Monster Mile”, Earning Fourth-Consecutive Top-Five Finish
Brendan 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.
The Las Vegas native started the 200-lap event from the 15thposition and quickly began his charge toward the front of the field, settling into the top 10 by lap eight. Gaughan remained in the top 10 for the majority of the race as he battled a loose-handling black and gold Chevrolet. The pit crew made chassis adjustments during two scheduled four-tire pit stops, on laps 46 and 121, in an effort to remedy the handling issue. The problem persisted for the duration of the event as Gaughan worked his way into the top five during the final laps, crossing the finish line fifth. Following the sixth race of the season, Gaughan gained one position moving up to third in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Start – 15 Finish – 5 Laps Led – 0 Points – 3rd
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“This was another great job by Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and the entire team. Our South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet was fast all day, but just a little too loose. My pit crew did a great job today along with my spotter. I’ve got to thank all of them for helping us bring home this top-five finish.”