Brendan Gaughan Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas — While Brendan Gaughan is in need of a good run to stay in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase, he has a rather chipper attitude heading into this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Heading into Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the lone Richard Childres Racing driver in the Chase lies seventh in the Xfinity Series  standings, 18 points behind fourth place. He fell from sixth to seventh after crashing out of the Kansas Lottery 300 and finishing 31st. DespiteRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kanas Speedway started with a green flag run of 58 laps before the first caution flew for fluid on the track. The remaining 142 laps featured 10 cautions for 51 laps and changed the complexion of the Chase for several drivers. A Lap 165 accident ignited when Brandon Jones made contact with Justin Allgaier collected six drivers and resulted in heavy damage for Darrell Wallace Jr. as well as Allgaier. Wallace would immediately head toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – If stealing a race were against the law, there would be an arrest warrant out for Joey Logano on Sunday night. Grabbing the lead from Kyle Larson after a restart on Lap 183 of 200, Logano held off a charging Elliott Sadler by .462 seconds to win the Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the event that trimmed the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Chase field from 12 drivers to eight. Larson, who led 165 lapsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Busch took home the victory in dominant fashion. Busch led 185 of the 200 laps and beat fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon by 0.455 seconds. Daniel Suarez was the highest finishing NASCAR Xfinity Series regular in third. The last time a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender won at Kentucky was Brendan Gaughan in 2014. Ryan Blaney won at Kentucky in 2015, but was not competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity SeriesRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Since being added to the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2010, Road America has been one of the tracks on the circuit that tends to provide drivers with their first NASCAR wins and the tradition continued on Saturday afternoon. In the first six events at the track, three of those went to drivers who scored their first NASCAR wins, with Nelson Piquet, Jr. becoming the first in the 2012 event, followed by AJ Allmendinger in 2013, and Brendan Gaughan in 2014. As the NASCAR SprintRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Road America, Paul Menard took home the victory in beating Ryan Blaney by just over half a second. The highest finishing NASCAR Xfinity Series regular was Brian Scott who finished third. Brandan Gaughan is the only past winner at Road America in the field this weekend. Xfinity Series Chase 22 races into the 2016 Xfinity Series Season, there have been 13 different winners, and only three of them, Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, and Daniel Suarez are currentlyRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor NASCAR road course races have become some of the most entertaining races on the schedule over the last several years, but when you throw in rain, things tend to get a little bit chaotic. On Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, that is exactly what happened for the drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 75 lap event started off under overcast skies, but it didn’t take long for the rain that had been forecasted for the weekend to surround the facility andRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service It’s been 59 races since a full-time Richard Childress Racing NASCAR XFINITY Series driver won a race. The last time a full-time RCR wheelman celebrated in Victory Lane was when Brendan Gaughan triumphed at Kentucky on Sept. 20, 2014, leading a team sweep of the top-three positions. Brian Scott took second, while Ty Dillon finished third. Since Gaughan’s triumph, RCR full-timers have logged five runner-ups. Scott has been replaced in the stable by Sunoco Rookie Brandon Jones, while Gaughan and Dillon still remain. They’ll try toRead More
By Brian Eberly, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa – For 83 laps, it looked like Ty Dillon’s winless drought would finally end. That was until Erik Jones flashed the brilliance that has many predicting big things for the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy. Jones led a race-high 154 laps in the No. 20 DeWalt Toyota en route to victory lane on Saturday night in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Jones passed Dillon with 15 laps remaining to retake the lead for the final time of the night and beatRead More