Friday, October 14, 2011

Gaughan Negotiating For RCR Nationwide, Truck Rides

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Brendan Gaughan is negotiating with Richard Childress Racing to run a part-time schedule in both the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series in 2012, filling the gaps in a driver roster that will otherwise be filled by RCR's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers.

Sources say Childress will field a trio of Nationwide Series Chevrolets next season; one for veteran Elliott Sadler, another for grandson Austin Dillon and a third to be shared by Gaughan and a rotating lineup of Sprint Cup drivers including Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Paul Menard. Tony Stewart, who has made sporadic Nationwide starts for Kevin Harvick, Inc., in recent years, is also a possibility.

RCR is expected to campaign three Camping World Truck Series Silverados in 2012 for youngsters Ty Dillon and Joey Coulter, with the third truck being shared by Gaughan and the same lineup of RCR-affiliated Sprint Cup drivers.

Gaughan had no comment when contacted today, but has said in the past that he would be willing to run a partial schedule of events in either the Nationwide of Trucks Series, if the rides were capable of contending for wins.

RCR will trim its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series roster from four cars to three next season, after Clint Bowyer departs at the end of the season to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012. "Right now we're looking at three Cup cars with an occasional (fourth)," said Childress in a press conference today at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Who knows what may come up between now and then? I've had offers... (but) I just want to make sure it's the right move when we make it. So as of right now, we're three Cup teams."


  1. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Ok Dave is this the 1st real high dollar team that Brendan had the oppertunity to drive for.i respect Brendan for were he's come from and where he's been.I've been following him via Sirius Speedway.He has been threw a few teams with the same results,this well maybe the story of the rest of your regulars on your show.Hard luck is hard luck and thay seem too be on your show.I guess will the regulars have the same results with the same amount of funding .with Sadler moving to RCR nexted year will the results be better.i ask my self what happened here.
    RA Brand

  2. Anonymous6:12 PM

    He almost won a championship he's a proven winner. @badream