Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Brendan Gaughan will compete on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season, running for the series championship in a new #62 Toyota Tundra fielded by Germain Racing and sponsored by the South Point Resort and Casino. Multiple sources confirmed that the deal was completed earlier this week, with an announcement expected as soon as this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Rumors have circulated concerning a possible return by Gaughan to the Truck Series, and the Las Vegas native commented on those reports in a Twitter posting earlier this week saying, “I will drive the #62 South Point Toyota next season.” He has eight career NCWTS wins; six of them coming during a 2003 season that saw him finish fourth in points behind champion Travis Kvapil. Gaughan has spent the last two seasons with Rusty Wallace Racing on the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and currently ranks 11h in points with three Top-5 and eight Top-10 finishes in 34 starts. He will run next season as a teammate to newly crowned NCWTS champion Todd Bodine.
In a related story, sources say Michael Annett will take his Pilot Travel Centers sponsorship from the #15 Germain Racing Toyota to replace Gaughan at Rusty Wallace Racing next season, with an announcement to come within the next few days.