Gaughan Says Swimming with Sharks is Easier than Racing in the Truck Series
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
Mooresville, N.C. (Sep. 28, 2011) - Brendan Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra crew have come into a smooth streak. The team has put together a string of performances where the driver and crew have loved the truck and the team effort. All involved are looking to Kentucky Speedway to score a finish that reflects the progress the team has made lately.
“Kentucky Speedway is my style of place and it’s a flatter mile-and-a-half that’s hard to drive for some people. I love the bumps, love the track. Can’t wait to see what our South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra will do for us there,” said Gaughan.
Gaughan finished third in July at Kentucky, his best finish of the season. He has been in position for several top-five, even top-three finishes since then but a variety of miscues has kept him just outside the top ten when the checkered flag waves. One small miscue makes a big difference, or, as the Las Vegas native puts it, diving in the shark tank is a lot more predictable than racing against the odds and competition in the Truck Series each week.
“Well, to be honest, diving in the shark tank is a whole lot easier than racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. There’s no question about it. The sharks aren’t going to do anything crazy to you! Most often when they are in a tank, they are pretty well fed so you don’t have to worry about being a snack. Diving in the tank is more about relaxing, observing and just letting the sharks swim around you. In the Truck Series, the drivers are more like the sharks probably at feeding time. We are all after the best we can get and there’s no telling how we’ll all go about getting it,” said Gaughan, who dove in the Newport Aquarium shark tank in Cincinnati as part of a media event heading into the Kentucky race weekend.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra at Kentucky Speedway on SPEED. Racing action is Saturday, October 1st, 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.
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.