Monday, August 12, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Gaughan To Drive For Phoenix Racing At Michigan

Double duty for Gaughan
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title contender Brendan Gaughan said today that he will do double-duty this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, running the Camping World Truck Series for Richard Childress Racing and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event for James Finch’s Phoenix Racing. 

“I’ll be running the No. 51 Chevrolet for James Finch this weekend,” said Gaughan on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s SiriusXM Speedway. “He’s an old buddy of mine, and you’ve got to like a guy like him. He has spent his own money forever in this sport and he’s won some races along the way. For a one-car team, James has succeeded more than anyone else I can think of. I’m happy to add my name to the myriad of drivers who have sat in the No. 51 this year.  

“Mr. Finch had an open date on the schedule and asked if it was something I’d be interested in doing,” said Gaughan. “I’m always interested, and he has asked me (to drive for him) before when the schedules didn’t work out. I talked it over with the bosses at Richard Childress Racing and got their permission, and my boss (my father) also okayed it. So we’re going to run that race and have some fun. 

“It will be the South Point Resort and Casino Chevy,” confirmed Gaughan, who currently stands sixth in the Truck Series championship standings, 75 behind leader Matt Crafton. “We’re aiming for a Top-20 finish, which would be one of their best showings of the year.”

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