South Point Racing's Day Is Cut Short By Rain
Rain at Kansas Speedway prevented South Point Racing from getting two practices in on Friday. As the team was preparing for the second practice of the day, a hard rain began falling forcing NASCAR to end the day’s activities.
After first practice, Brendan Gaughan and the No. 77 South Point Chevrolet were sitting 12th on the board (32.672 seconds/165.279 miles per hour). Although pleased with the truck, Gaughan and the rest of the South Point team were hoping for another hour-long practice session to tweak and tune on the truck.
“We were in a good position on the board in practice, but with the coil bind setup that we are running this weekend, it is a bit nerve racking,” Gaughan said. “It’s our first time trying to run it and it’s a different feel for the driver.
“I would have liked to have had another practice – and I know that my crew chief Bryan Berry and the guys were hoping for another one, too.”
Gaughan has a solid history at the Kansas Speedway. In five starts, Gaughan has three top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place finish last year here.
“Kansas is one of those cookie cutter tracks that this team tends to be good at,” Gaughan said. “I like the big tracks.
“Our Chevrolet has been running alright, and the South Point guys are good at taking what we learn from practice and turning it into a good truck for the race. We’re really close on our setup this week, and I think the guys can do what they need. Hopefully, we’ll have another good finish here come tomorrow.”