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Gaughan Takes South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra Back to Nashville
- 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 7 NCWTS races at Nashville and has completed 1051 of 1052 laps
Mooresville, N.C. (July 21, 2011) - Nashville Superspeedway us up on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for the second time this season. In race 5 on the schedule, Brendan Gaughan qualified 22nd, spent most of the race competing just outside the top-ten in eleventh place only to have the day’s hard work wrapped up in someone else’s crash just 12 laps shy of the finish.
“Nashville is a good track for Germain Racing. We just came back from there earlier this year and the South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra handled very well. We got hit when another truck spun late in the race and collected us. There wasn’t a lot of time to come back from that, but we managed to finish 17th. I know the No. 62 team is looking forward to another chance at Nashville,” said Gaughan.
In April, Gaughan was caught up with the spinning no. 63 truck on lap 138. He fell from just outside the top-ten to 25th, the last truck on the lead lap. His crew patched up the No. 62 Toyota and Gaughan was able to pick off eight positions in the final six green flag laps of the race.
“If you are a Germain Racing driver, you have to have confidence when you are heading into a Nashville race weekend. The team has a great feel for tracks within the mile and a half range. From what we saw with our Toyota there in the spring, I know I’m looking forward to racing there Friday night,” said Gaughan.
Gaughan will race chassis TRD-122. The truck has been to victory lane with Todd Bodine (Darlington, 2010), and has also been driven by Justin Lofton. The chassis has been a go-to truck in the Germain Racing fleet since June of 2008.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Friday, July 22nd, at Nashville Superspeedway on SPEED. Qualifying airs at 5:15 PM Eastern, 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.
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 10th 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.