Brendan Gaughan and Richard Childress Racing Phoenix preview

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Brendan Gaughan and RCR head to PHX.

This Week's South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot chassis No. 134 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Blue Jeans Go Green 200. Last season, this Chevrolet Camaro was utilized by Ty Dillon at Richmond International Raceway in September and by Kevin Harvick at Phoenix International Raceway in November, where Harvick finished ninth.

Brendan Gaughan
Brendan Gaughan

Photo by: Covy Moore

Gaughan's Phoenix Stats ... The Las Vegas-native returns to Phoenix International Raceway in the Nationwide Series for the first time since 2012. In only five Nationwide Series starts at Phoenix, Gaughan has recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Gaughan has accumulated one top-five and two top-10 finishes, as well as averaging a 14.6 finish.

South Point Hotel & Casino ... Returning 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" ... South Point Hotel & Casino features a state of the art, 64 lane Bowling Center offering a main center aisle with 32 lanes of bowling on each side.

In the Rearview Mirror: Daytona International Speedway ... Starting from the 27th position, Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team raced their way to the front of the field in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The team utilized fuel strategy to finish sixth, Gaughan's highest finishing position at Daytona. He currently sits fourth in the driver point standings.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUOTES:

What are your thoughts on racing at Phoenix International Raceway?

"Anytime we race on the West coast I feel a sense of territorial pride. Shane (Wilson, crew chief) and I have had a lot of good runs at Phoenix over the years together and hope we can add another to the books this weekend. The entire No. 62 team and I are hoping to use our momentum from our sixth-place finish at Daytona to be a competitive front running team, and to bring home a good finish. I want to make sure I take care of business on what I like to call, my turf."

RCR

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