· 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 Kansas and a top-10 finish in each NASCAR national series
Mooresville, N.C. (June 1, 2011) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan is no stranger to Kansas Speedway. He’s scored top-ten finishes in each of NASCAR’s three national series and has seven Truck Series starts under his belt at the 1.5-mile track. Gaughan is looking to see the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra back in form as it was in Charlotte last week, but in Kansas, he and his crew want the finish to match their performance level.
“Our Toyota Tundra was really good at Charlotte. I think our mile and a half stuff is really going in the right direction. We’ll take what we learned from Charlotte and go to Kansas and see what we can do. I’ve said it from the get-go, this is part of the season where I think Germain Racing can win and I feel we can win at Kansas,” said Gaughan.
Gaughan gets to visit with some Kansas troops before racing—something which is dear to him and his teammates.
“On Thursday I’m going over to Fort Riley with Justin Lofton to do some troop appreciation which is a huge deal to me and Germain Racing. There are a lot of bases in the area, a lot of military personnel. Even though Memorial Day has passed, it’s still a great opportunity to hang out with the troops and show some appreciation for all they do for all of us,” said Gaughan, who can often be spotted wearing hats from troop members he meets.
Kansas is perfectly suited to Gaughan, according to the Las Vegas native.
“Kansas is different from the Texas and Charlotte types of tracks where drivers like to work the higher groove. Everyone is nervous to go high at Kansas, which means there will be less people in my preferred groove, so that will help me get by people,” smiled Gaughan.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Saturday, June 4th, at Kansas Speedway on SPEED. Practice coverage airs at 12:30 and 3:00 PM Eastern on Friday, June 3rd, with qualifying at 10:30 AM on Saturday morning and racing action at 2:00 PM ET, preceded by the NCWTS Setup at 1:30 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.