Fast Facts: Brendan Gaughan

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Brendan Gaughan, driver of the #62 South Point Hotel and Casino Toyota Tundra for Germain Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, is in his 15th NASCAR season, having competed in all three national series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Trucks.
  • Gaughan attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He played Division I-AA football, earning All-Conference honors as a placekicker. He was also a walk-on for the Hoyas basketball team, playing in 25 games in his career; one of his teammates was former NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA All-Star Allen Iverson.
  • Gaughan got his start in off-road racing, starting locally in Nevada, then moving on to the SODA Series, where he won the title in 1995 and 1996, and later the CORR Series, where he won championships in 1997 and 1998.
  • After running three Truck Series races between 1997 and 1998, Gaughan decided to try stock cars and moved on to NASCAR’s Winston West Series. Gaughan won the series championship in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he went back to the Truck Series full-time with his family-owned team, Orleans Racing, and won the Rookie of the Year title.
  • Gaughan competed in the Cup Series for Penske-Jasper Racing in 2004, moving back to the Truck Series from 2005 through 2008. He spent 2009 and 2010 in the Nationwide Series, driving for Rusty Wallace Racing.
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