Iowa Speedway Truck Series Debut is Next for Gaughan
Mooresville, N.C. (July 14, 2011) – NASCAR veteran Brendan Gaughan will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Iowa Speedway this weekend. Gaughan has met the lively Iowa Speedway fans twice before, racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. However, this will be his first Truck Series event at the track built by longtime friend Rusty Wallace.
“Iowa Speedway is a beautiful facility. My buddy Rusty Wallace was a key component in building it. The track is beautiful and it’s already been proven that it is great for racing. I’m anxious to see what we can do with the South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra there,” said Gaughan. “I’ve had good race cars there. I think everyone knows I like the bigger tracks but they’ve done a great job with Iowa . We’re taking one of our favorite trucks there. Bryan Berry has always given me good setups at tracks like Iowa , so he has a little more confidence than I do there. I’ll be much more of a listener than a talker when we get to the track.”
Gaughan says he doesn’t dislike short tracks, on which he has collected one of his eight wins ( Milwaukee ), but he just feels more at home on the larger tracks. One part about Iowa that he knows he’s looking very forward to is the fan base.
“ Iowa race fans are great. That’s one thing I’ve learned about the racing fans is that in the Midwest , the fans they love their racing.Kentucky just had a huge crowd for their first Sprint Cup Series race, and Mansfield , OH , used to draw a ton of people. The Midwest is just a big racing community and it’s always a thrill to race for them, especially at such a beautiful facility as what they have there at Iowa Speedway,” said Gaughan.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Saturday, July 16th, at Iowa Speedway on SPEED. Racing action airs at 8:00 PM ET, preceded by the NCWTS Setup at 7:30 PM. Not in front of a TV? Tune your radio 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, 60 points behind the leader, 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 two NNS starts at Iowa Speedway
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