Gaughan Likes Chicagoland; Will Have Fun in Dirt Before Hitting Pavement
Mooresville, N.C. (Sep. 14, 2011) – Chicagoland Speedway is one of several 1.5-mile oval tracks on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. In the opinion of No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra driver Brendan Gaughan, the Joliet , IL , track is one of the easiest to learn and produces some very exciting racing. Gaughan will make his first Truck Series start in Friday’s 150 lap/225 mile race, but he’s been to Chicagoland in two other NASCAR Series.
“As far as mile and a half corners go, Chicagoland is one of the easiest to drive because both corners are increasing radius corners. It’s basically a ‘double D’ formation. It’s really unique as far as the oval courses go because of that. It allows you to stay two and three wide longer in the corner – where normally toward the exit of the corner most tracks tighten up. It’s a fun place to race and I’m looking forward to seeing what our South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra will do there on Friday night,” said Gaughan.
In addition to racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night, Brendan Gaughan will debut the new Douglas Motorsports PRO 2WD truck at the Chicagoland TRAXXAS TORC Series. The event takes place on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Gaughan will sport an ‘old-school’ Walker Evans/South Point paint scheme.
Crew chief Bryan Berry and the No. 62 team of Germain Racing have prepared chassis GR-016 to be the South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra at Chicagoland Speedway. The truck raced last in Atlanta and has competed in several other events for Germain Racing this season.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway on SPEED. Qualifying airs Friday, September 16th at 3:30 PM ET with racing action at 8:00 PM. Tune in early to catch the NCWTS Setup at 7:30 PM. Not in front of a TV? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
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 never raced Truck Series at Chicagoland
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 13th in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s points standings.
Follow Gaughan at www.BrendanGaughan.com or on Twitter @Brendan62.
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.