Posted by: lori on Feb 15, 2011
Gaughan Racing No. 62 Tundra for South Point and Germain Racing
- Gaughan is an 8-time winner in the Truck Series
- He returns to the Trucks behind wheel of No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra
- Gaughan’s crew chief is Bryan Berry
- Gaughan won in the GT class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year
Mooresville, N.C. (February 14, 2010) - The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fans will be excited to see one of their own return to them when the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra takes to the track for Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 to kick off the 2011 racing season. Behind the wheel will be Las Vegas’ Brendan Gaughan. He holds eight Truck Series wins, three poles and is excited to return in a Toyota Tundra as part of the reigning champions—Germain Racing.
“This will be the best chance I’ve had to win in the Truck Series at Daytona in a long time,” said Gaughan, a ranking member of Truck Series history who is still smiling from his recent win in the Rolex 24 GT Class at Daytona.
Gaughan explains that while he’s now a member of the elite list of Daytona race winners, he’s still very enthusiastic about heading into the 2011 Truck Series season with one of the best restrictor plate teams in the garage.
“We all know that in NASCAR we go into our season with our ‘Super Bowl’ as our first race - Daytona. Going to Daytona with Germain Racing, a team which we all know has collected ‘a few’ wins on restrictor plate tracks—knowing I’ll be racing their equipment, I can’t help but be excited about the possibilities. Everyone wants to win at Daytona. I’ve done it, and I want to do it again. I’m really excited about getting into the South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra at Daytona,” said Gaughan.
Bryan Berry will lead the way for Gaughan and the two will have one of the newest Tundra trucks in Germain’s fleet. He has been crew chief for Gaughan in his last three Truck Series seasons.
“It’s great to be back with Brendan, in the Truck Series. We have worked together at three different teams over the past five years. Germain Racing is a great fit for us and the equipment we are getting to race is exactly what you’d expect from a championship team. The two newest teams have the two brand new trucks heading into the season opener. We like our chances with chassis GR-014 and we’re looking forward to all the support here at Germain,” said Berry, a Homestead, FL, native who now lives in NC.
Germain Racing has two Daytona wins. Gaughan and Berry hope to make it three when the Truck Series season kicks off on Friday night. Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Friday, February 18th, at Daytona International Speedway. The green flag is set to wave just after 7:30 PM Eastern for 100 laps/250 Miles of Daytona action. Watch live coverage on SPEED—practice is Wednesday at 4:30 PM and at noon on Thursday followed that evening by qualifying at 6:00 PM. Racing is at 7:30 PM. For radio coverage tune in 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. 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.