Las Vegas’ Brendan Gaughan will run a full-time schedule for Richard Childress Racing in 2014, running long-time number and sponsor combination #62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet.
Gaughan ran the 2009 and 2010 Nationwide Series seasons, his only two full time rides in the series in his 17-year NASCAR career. Currently, he runs in the Camping World Truck Series for Richard Childress.
The #62 will start the season with the owners points from this year’s #33 car, and will be headed by crew chief Shane Wilson.
“We have greatly enjoyed our relationship with Richard Childress Racing and jumped at the opportunity to continue this partnership," said Ryan Growney, South Point CEO in a press release.
"With some of the top drivers, crews and management in the sport, Richard Childress Racing is a perfect representative for the South Point brand on the racetrack."
"Brendan has proved he can race and win in NASCAR. We're looking forward to having him with us full time next year in the Nationwide Series driving the No. 62 South Point Chevrolet Camaro. Michael Gaughan has been a big supporter of RCR, and racing in general, for many years and it's a privilege to have him and Brendan as part of our team in 2014. This gives us a very competitive Nationwide Series line up for next year, and I look forward to winning races with all three of our drivers."
Gaughan said he was excited to move on to Nationwide ride with crew chief Wilson.
“I'm really happy to be taking on this new challenge in my career and returning to full-time competition in the Nationwide Series," said Gaughan.
"We didn't accomplish our goal this season of winning the Truck Series championship, but with the achievements Shane (Wilson) has in the Nationwide Series, and knowing how strong the team currently is, I'm extremely excited to be entering a new season moving up in the NASCAR ranks. Also knowing that I'll be driving championship-caliber RCR equipment has really provided me with a lot of confidence to make this move."