Gaughan To Play on the dirt in Schrader's Annual 'Night of Stars"
Brendan Gaughan will once again participate in Kenny Schrader’s annual charity dirt race next week in Pevely, Mo., on Wednesday, July 25.
Gaughan along with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup regulars Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, David Gilliland, Kevin Harvick, David Reutimann, and Kenny Wallace; NASCAR Busch Series drivers Marcos Ambrose, Steven Leicht, Jason Leffler and Mike Wallace; and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veterans Rick Crawford, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and SPEED announcer Phil Parsons will compete in Dirt Modifieds for bragging rights.
“I’m really glad that Schrader asked me to come back to his track this year,” Gaughan said. “I had so much fun last year, but I didn’t do that great of a job. I had a car that didn’t want to race in the high groove – and you know me, the higher on the race track I am, the happier I am.
“I want to go back there and redeem myself.”
This year, the celebrity drivers will compete in Dirt Modifieds in heat races as well as a feature race. The All-Star event will benefit a variety of racing charities selected by the drivers.
“Our Night of Stars event has become something that the fans and the drivers look forward to each year,” Schrader said. “When I ask the drivers to be part of this event, I always promise them a good time. And when they leave, I can tell by the smiles on their faces that they had fun.
“Getting away from our hectic schedules to come hang out at a dirt track is a good deal for us and the fans. It’s a win-win for everyone. This year, we have some familiar faces and some new faces to Pevely, so we hope the fans will come out and enjoy the night.”
Reserved tickets for the ‘Night of Stars’ event are on sale now. Reserved tickets are $30. Fan can purchase tickets by calling the track at 636-479-3219. General admission tickets, which will be available the day of the event, are $25.
For more information, visit www.i55raceway.com.