Michigan Rewind: Gaughan Sets Record
Brendan Gaughan was red-hot in 2003, winning six times including the Cool City Customs 200 at a record average speed of 154.004 mph. The battle that day was between Gaughan and veteran Robert Pressley, who’d won the race the previous year. “I was on the high side; he was on the bottom,” said Gaughan. “The tough thing was to know if you were clear or unclear. “I said I’d follow him and not block him into the wall. We charged our way through the field.”
After a final, green flag stop, Gaughan emerged with a 12-second lead and ultimately the victory. Gaughan is winless in 85 starts and hopes this is the week it ends. “We’ll get back to Victory Lane and we’ll cherish it all the more having gone through a lot of bad spots,” he said.