Driver: Brendan Gaughan
Owner: Michael Gaughan
Event: Nashville 200
Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, Tenn.
Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 4:15 p.m. (CDT)
Qualifying: Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
1.333-mile oval, 200 miles/150 laps
Notes of Interest:
While Gaughan has never visited Nashville Superspeedway’s victory lane he’s been a contender to do so in his two previous visits to the 1.333-mile concrete oval. In his prior two starts Gaughan scored a 6th place finish in 2002 and a 5th place finish in 2003. After a year off in the Cup Series Gaughan hopes to score the famed Gibson Guitar that awaits the winner of a Nashville race.
Gaughan on Nashville Superspeedway:
“The last time I was at Nashville I was there with Shane Wilson and the Orleans Crew back in 2003. We ended up with a great race car. We were experimenting with a few things and were real fast. But we found out one of those things that you can only find out from experience --- and that was coil bind. We were running super-soft coils in the front and they were coil bound from lap one. So we had a coil bind push tight. We ran our tails off. At the end of the night we caught Chad Chaffin for fifth place and got a top-five out of it. We had great pit stops – big pit stops. All in all it was a fantastic night.
“I want to win that danged guitar. That’s the coolest trophy in all of NASCAR, that danged guitar.
“Nashville is a concrete track and I love Dover and I love Bristol and it’s the longest of concrete tracks, which makes it unique. I remember the first time I went there hearing all of the noises in the drivetrain and thinking ‘what’s that noise’. I thought something was wrong. It’s got a lot of grip and it’s real fast. Our trucks used to be really good on places like that. We’ve been to the wind tunnel; we’ve been doing a lot of engineering and bodywork so we’re going to see where we’re at. This is a mini-step to see if we’re more prepared for the bigger tracks.”
Meet the Crew:
Race Day Duties
Las Vegas, NV
Rear Tire Changer
Las Vegas, NV
Front Tire Changer
Front Tire Carrier
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