Las Vegas-Native Brendan Gaughan Finishes 16th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Brendan Gaughan piloted the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro to a 16th-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gaughan battled a loose race car from the start of the race. On lap 53, the team brought the car down pit road for a green-flag stop where they took four tires, fuel and made a chassis adjustment. A caution fell on lap 57 for debris and the Richard Childress Racing No. 62 Camaro took advantage of the yellow flag to visit pit road for more adjustments. Gaughan began to work his way through the field and on lap 88 found himself racing for the 13th position. On lap 128.the team received a restart penalty forcing him to serve a stop-and-go penalty on pit road. Gaughan battled through traffic for the remainder of the race trying to make up as much track position as possible. The team finished the day in the 16th position. This finish puts the RCR South Point Hotel & Casino seventh in the driver point standings.
Start – 16th Finish – 16th Laps Led – 0 Points – 7th
BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:
“Today was my own fault. The South Point Chevrolet did something it hadn’t done all weekend and that was get extremely loose, so we lost a lap early. We have a great team and pit crew. We came in for a green-flag stop and I just screwed up. I know exactly where they caught me speeding and there is no one else to blame but myself. Instead of minimizing the problem, I got caught speeding again. We are going to go to Bristol and make up some ground.”