Gaughan on Chastain altercation: "I finally just had enough"

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Gaughan on Chastain altercation:
Lee Spencer
By: Lee Spencer
Nov 5, 2017, 7:04 PM

Brendan Gaughan reflected on his run-in with fellow NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ross Chastain — on the track and following the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Brendan Gaughan, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Brendan Gaughan, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Brendan Gaughan, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

Gaughan, a co-host on the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Fantasy Racing Preview, offered his side of the altercation during the show.

“Texas is tough with the night race and the groove narrowed down,” Gaughan said. “It isn’t the first issue we had. It isn’t the first issue others have had. I finally just had enough.”

Gaughan finished 17th on Saturday. The 42-year-old Las Vegas native is currently ninth in the NXS standings. He and Chastain, 24, were called to the NASCAR Xfinity Series hauler following the row.

“Should I have done something different? Maybe,” Gaughan said. “At this point of my life, I am kinda in the don’t care (mode). “It’s amazing. I got a lot of text messages from our peers that seem to be happy. It is what it is.”

According to a NASCAR spokesman at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the sanctioning body is looking into the incident but has nothing more to add at this time.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Event Texas II
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Drivers Brendan Gaughan , Ross Chastain
Author Lee Spencer
Article type Breaking news