By Brian Hilderbrand
Las Vegas Sun
Officials from California Speedway and NASCAR threw a party last week to honor longtime Los Angeles Times motor sports writer Shav Glick, who retired in January after 55 years with the paper.
Although all three of NASCAR's top series (Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck) were racing at the Fontana track last weekend, only one current driver saw fit to stop by and congratulate Glick: Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan.
"Other than my hometown newspapers, he wrote the first big story on me - and it was on the cover of the L.A. Times (sports section)," Gaughan said. "How could I not drop by?"