During the offseason,
Brendan Gaughan made the jump from the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
in the No. 77 Kodak Dodge field by Penske-Jasper.
While Gaughan will make his first Daytona 500 start,
he'll miss the inaugural nighttime running of the
Florida Dodge Dealers 250 on Friday night, Feb. 13.
But Gaughan will be in attendance watching his Orleans
Racing team, which is owned by his father Michael, in
action with its new driver Steve Park.
"Dodge and Kodak and Jasper scheduled me to do an
appearance about 8 p.m. on Friday night," Gaughan
said. "I had to beg and plead to get out of it. I'm
going to be on my Craftsman Truck box watching Steve
Park do his deal."
from Daytona International Speedway News