Veteran racecar driver Brendan Gaughan will run full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014 driving for Richard Childress Racing. Gaughan ran the 2013 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for RCR and is currently tenth in the series point standings. Gaughan will have funding from family owned company South Point Hotel and Casino and will drive the #62 Chevrolet with points from the #33 Chevrolet in 2013.
Veteran crew chief Shane Wilson will remain as Gaughan's crew chief in 2014, moving from the truck series to the Nationwide Series in 2014. Gaughan is excited about the opportunity.
"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.”
Gaughan will join teammates Ty Dillon and Brian Scott in the Nationwide Series in 2014. RCR is also expected to field a fourth car full time in 2014 most likely the #33 with multiple drivers. Gaughan has made 84 career NASCAR Nationwide Series starts which have resulted in 22 top ten finishes.
“It is great to have Brendan Gaughan and South Point back with us for another season,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “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.”
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