Brendan Gaughan Pre Race Report - Atlanta
The International MaxxForce Diesel team will utilize chassis CB-18 this weekend at Atlanta. This is the same chassis that Gaughan drove to a 12th-place finish two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway in California. It is also one of two trucks that the team tested at Atlanta Motor Speedway in January.
Gaughan was one of five drivers to finish in the top 10 in both Atlanta Motor Speedway Craftsman Truck Series races in 2007.
In five truck series starts at Atlanta, Gaughan has completed 653 of 655 possible laps and has finished on the lead lap in all but one race.
Gaughan will participate in the Speedway Children’s Charities Inaugural Clay Shoot at the Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, Ga., on Thursday, March 6.
Gaughan’s Thoughts on Atlanta:
"I’ve always liked Atlanta, and the big tracks really fit my driving style. I’m really looking forward to going to Atlanta after the last race at California. We’re taking the same truck - it finished 12th, which was OK - but we took it back and made it better. Bryan Berry and the guys worked on it a little bit over the past two weeks, which is welcome opportunity when you take a truck back from the track without any damage."
"The tapered spacer that we’re running at all of the tracks this year, we got to test it a little at Atlanta in January. I’m not going to say I like it. I think we have a nice advantage because we have Roush-Yates engines and they’re making powerful and consistent motors for our MaxxForce Diesel Ford F-150. This race at Atlanta is going to be about getting the truck wide open as long as you can."