Brendan Gaughan Pre-Race Report - Nashville
Driver: Brendan Gaughan
Owner: Michael Gaughan
Saturday, August 12 – 4:15 pm
Qualifying: Saturday, August 12 – 12:00 pm
1.333-mile oval, 200 miles/ 150
|Notes of Interest: This week the No. 77 Dodge will
sport the colors of the Gaughan family owned South Coast Hotel and Casino property. The South Coast, one of Las
Vegas’ newest properties, is located on South Las Vegas Boulevard. |
More information on this full service
facility can be found at http://www.southcoastcasino.com/
|Military Appreciation Program (MAP): The 422 TES (Test and Evaluation
The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron is tasked with testing and evaluating state-of-the-
art weapons systems, exploiting foreign technologies, and developing leading edge tactics to improve the future
combat capability of aerospace forces.
Gaughan will drive Orleans Racing’s T-15
“Nashville has always been a fun track to race at. It’s not a mile-and-a-half and it’s
not a mile-and-a-quarter. It’s 1.333 miles, so it’s an odd size. It’s concrete and it’s got decent banking. We
always have a ton of grip there. The concrete lends itself to a be a very fast racetrack.
“Ever since we
got done with that Chicago test the Orleans Racing team has been very excited. We really think we have a chance
to compete for the win there this week. I’m really pumped up about going there.
“This is not the type of
place to take Lonestar. We’re taking the T-15 truck, which we tested side-by-side with Lonestar and T-20 at
Chicago. We tested all three of them and we all sat down and said, ‘Which one do we want to take?’ We all chose
the T-15 out of the list because we think it’s the right truck for Nashville. We think that with some of the
characteristics of its handling it’s going to be really, really good at Nashville.
Gaughan on Having
South Coast Livery on his Dodge
“Michael Gaughan never really felt comfortable in a corporate situation.
The corporate structure just wasn’t for him and he came to an agreement to buy the South Coast. The South Coast
will be renamed soon and we’re going to advertise the one property that Michael Gaughan now owns. We’re really
excited and here in Las Vegas it’s big news. We no longer have all the properties that we used to have but
we’ve got one and it’s just ours. So we’re going to start advertising the South Coast. It would be kind of neat
to get a win at Nashville the first time we put South Coast on the truck.”
Meet the Crew:
Listen in on the #77:
Race Day Duty
Mechanic / Tuner
Rear Tire Changer
Rear Tire Hanger
Front Tire Hanger
Tire Spec / Fabricator
Culver City, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Front Tire Changer
The team’s primary radio frequency is 451.3371.