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2014 Las Vegas: Brendan Gaughan NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Mar 05, 2014 - 06:18 AM
2014 Las Vegas: Brendan Gaughan NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 130 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300. Last season, this Chevrolet Camaro was utilized by Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway in September and by Paul Menard at Kansas Speedway in October, who both brought home top-10 finishes.


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Gaughan's Hometown Stats ... Gaughan will make his fourth start in the NNS series at his home track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In three starts, Gaughan has accumulated one top-five and two top-10 finishes. To add to his finishes, he has led seven laps and completed 100 percent of the laps ran with an average finish of 8.3. He head into the Las Vegas race weekend sixth in driver championship point standings.

South Point Hotel & Casino ... Returns as the primary sponsor for the No. 62 Chevrolet. South Point Hotel offers more than 2,100 guestrooms and overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Casino offers top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center; South Point Arena and Equestrian Center features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country's most unique events. For more information, call (702) 796-7111 or visit www.southpointcasino.com.

A South Point Did You Know ... The South Point has a total of 2,163 rooms with the top floor containing all suites. Guests can enjoy views of the glittering Las Vegas valley or the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room functions more like a mini-suite with state-of-the-art LED screens and high speed internet connections. Rooms feature pacific color patterns reminiscent of the Southern California lifestyle.

In the Rearview Mirror: Phoenix International Raceway ... Starting from the 14th position, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino battled a tight-race car all day. The rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200 put a halt on the No. 62 Chevrolet efforts to return to the front after a speeding penalty on pit road.

Don't Miss You Chance to Meet the Las Vegas Native ... Fans will have several opportunities to meet Brendan Gaughan this weekend. On Thursday, March 6, the RCR drivers will be participating in a meet and greet at South Point Hotel & Casino from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Friday, March 7, meet Gaughan and Jamie Little at the Southern Nevada Racing Network booth in the Midway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 11:20 a.m PT.

What are your thoughts on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
"Racing in Las Vegas has always been special to me because the people in this town have been so supportive of my family. It feels good to show up and know that the locals are really cheering for you. We are ready to rebound from the short race in Phoenix and continue the No. 62 team's momentum from Daytona. We are typically pretty strong at this track and I can't wait to see what this RCR Chevrolet can do."

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