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Brendan Gaughan

Team: Richard Childress Racing-62-NXS
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/10/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 180

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Brendan Gaughan has been running at the end of all seven restrictor-plate, superspeedway races for which he has qualified in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The last time he was at Talladega SuperSpeedway was in 2015 and that was his worst performance ever on this track type. He was running at the end of the race, but more than 90 laps down in 40th. This spring, he atoned with an 11th-place finish in the Daytona 500. May 5 - 2:04 PM

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Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has accumulated five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.

Gaughan earned his career-best finish of fifth last year while contending for the win. The Las Vegas native also has three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega, earning one top-five finish while leading seven laps of that event. Across all three top tiers of NASCAR racing, Gaughan has two top-five and three top-10 finishes, completing 1,376 of 1,620 laps contested (84.9 percent).-Richard Childress Racing
May 3 - 10:32 PM

In 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has completed 2,388 laps of the 2,401 (99.5 percent) of the laps that he has competed.

The Las Vegas native has earned two top-10 finishes and averages a starting position of 15.1 and finishing position of 16.23. Last spring, Gaughan started 15th and finished seventh at Richmond.-Richard Childress Racing
Apr 26 - 11:43 AM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) was credited with a 35th place DNF in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

He started 12th on the grid and completed 243 laps of the 300 laps run before exiting the race (Accident). Gaughan, who entered all seven NXS races so far this season, slipped from 14th to 15th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Apr 23 - 2:00 PM

In 11 previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway,Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has completed 2,941 laps of the 3,064 (96.0 percent) that he has competed.

The Las Vegas native has earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes at Bristol during the past four XFINITY Series seasons with RCR. In March 2009, Gaughan started from the pole position. The 41-year-old driver also has eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 'Last Great Colosseum,' earning three top-five finishes.-Richard Childress Racing
Apr 18 - 7:55 PM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) finished 19th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

He started 24th in the lineup and completed 198 of the 200 laps run. Gaughan, who entered all six NXS races so far this season, is currently 14th in the 2017 driver championship point standings after this event.
Apr 8 - 8:40 PM

In 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has completed 1,945 laps of the 2,005 (97 percent) that he has competed.

He averages a starting position of 14.9 and a finishing position of 19.0 at the 1.5-mile speedway. Gaughan has been successful at Fort Worth track holding a two-year streak of four consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories in 2002 and 2003, the first driver in series history to win four consecutive times at the same track. Over the course of a 20-year career in NASCAR's top three touring series Gaughan has accumulated 30 starts at 'The Great American Speedway,' turning 4,992 laps and leading 210 of those laps. He has four victories and nine top-five finishes.-Richard Childress Racing
Apr 5 - 2:00 PM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) finished 33rd in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed 148 of the 150 laps run. Gaughan is currently 14th in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 26 - 1:32 PM

In nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Auto Club Speedway (ACS), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has accumulated one top-five and five top-10 finishes, earning his best finish of second in 2015 after starting eighth.

ACS Success: Gaughan holds the NASCAR West Series record on race time at ACS with 1:28:47 set in 2001 when he won the Widetrack Grand Prix 200. In 2003, he started from the pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Racing Wheels 200 where he led 66 of 100 laps to ultimately finish second behind race-winner Ted Musgrave. During his 20-year NASCAR career, Gaughan has accumulated five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with 98 laps led to his credit.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 22 - 10:47 PM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) finished 27th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed 199 of the 200 laps run. Gaughan is currently 14th in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 18 - 8:57 PM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

He ran a fast lap of 131.152 mph. No. 22 Ryan Blaney, No. 9 William Byron, No. 19 Matt Tifft and No. 28 Dakoda Armstrong round out the top-five of the 37 cars out on the track. The No. 40 Dodge, driven by Timmy Hill, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Mar 17 - 11:23 PM

In 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix, Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) has completed 2,106 of 2,181 (96.6 percent) of the laps he has competed.

The Las Vegas native is credited with a 16.9 average starting position and an average finishing position of 15.9. In 11 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Gaughan has led nine laps and averages a 14.6 finishing position.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 14 - 5:28 PM

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The lap of 182.568 mph was the best of the 37 cars completing laps in this session. No. 20 Daniel Suarez, No. 12 Joey Logano, No. 9 William Byron and No. 22 Brad Keselowski made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. No. 8 Chevy Camaro driver, Jeff Green, was the slowest.
Mar 10 - 5:07 PM

Brendan Gaughan is set to make his 500th NASCAR career start this weekend in the 300-mile event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His career spans 20 years, with participation in the top-three national touring series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Gaughan is scheduled to make his seventh start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at his hometown track during Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300. In six previous XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, he has earned one top-five finish, four top-10 finishes, led 10 laps, averages a starting position of 12.8 and a finishing position of 9.5. Gaughan earned one victory at LVMS in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2003, leading 137 laps.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 8 - 8:33 PM

In five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet Camaro) earned his best finish of 12th two years ago.

He has completed 92.4 percent (842 of 911) of the laps he has attempted. The Las Vegas native has also secured two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 2 - 8:03 PM