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Mar 05, 2013
Tuesday
Brendan Gaughan 2013 NNS Sam’s Town 300 Race Preview
Press Release

Brendan Gaughan (NNS) - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images
Brendan Gaughan (NNS) - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images
Brendan Gaughan

No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro

Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No. 188 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in the Las Vegas 300. This RCR Chevrolet was utilized by Austin Dillon during the 2012 season at Chicagoland Speedway (September), Charlotte Motor Speedway (October) and Texas Motor Speedway (November).

Hometown Boy … Gaughan will make his fourth Nationwide Series appearance at his hometown track this Saturday. In three previous starts, the Las Vegas native is credited with seven laps led, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. His best Nationwide Series start of ninth, and finish of fifth, came in 2012 when he piloted an RCR-prepared machine.

Hometown Sponsor … South Point Hotel & Casino, opened in December of 2005, the South Point resort was the first megaresort located south of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. The facility consists of a 25-story hotel tower and 90,000 square foot convention center located on a 60-acre site along Las Vegas Boulevard in Enterprise, Nevada. South Point Hotel offers a total of 2,163 rooms and 160,000 sq. ft. of meeting and convention space; the largest of any hotel in Las Vegas that is not on the Strip. For more information, visitwww.southpointcasino.com or call 1-866-796-7111.

Meet the Driver … Fans will have two opportunities to get up close and personal with Gaughan this week in Las Vegas. The RCR driver will be signing autographs at South Point Hotel & Casino Wednesday, March 5 from 5 to 6p.m. Pacific Time at the valet entrance. The full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver will also meet with fans at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday, March 9 from 9-9:30 a.m. PT at the South Point Hotel & Casino display in the midway on speedway property.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTE:

Share your thoughts on competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of a (NASCAR) Nationwide Series car for Richard Childress Racing this weekend. To be able to race in front of my hometown crowd makes it even more special. I ran this event for RCR last year, and we had a really good run. I’m hoping we can improve on that success this weekend and take RCR and the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet to Victory Lane.”

Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release




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