Brendan Gaughan has by no means received a NASCAR Cup race in dozens of begins relationship to 2001, however there he was Monday, combating for the lead with seven laps to go at Talladega Superspeedway.
After which his world turned the wrong way up. Actually.
Kyle Busch received sideways and he turned straight into Gaughan, whose No. 62 Beard Oil Motorsports Chevrolet then spun in entrance of the whole discipline. Then, like a loopy stunt in a film, Gaughan’s automobile went airborne, did precisely one revolution, slammed again down on the observe and saved rolling.
The 44-year-old Gaughan was not injured within the incident. The wild crash definitely did not damage his humorousness. He cracked jokes throughout an NBCSN interview simply minutes later, as he watched a replay of the incident for the primary time.
“I caught the touchdown. The Russian choose docked me a little bit bit, I did not preserve it straight,” Gaughan joked.
This is one other angle of the crash.
After watching the replay as soon as extra, Gaughan admitted, “Let’s examine, legs collectively, ahhh, did not actually stick it (the touchdown) properly.”
That is one incident Gaughan will always remember, not just for his wild flight, however as a result of he was agonizingly near his first NASCAR Cup victory. He completed 27th.
“The Beard Oil Chevy, we ran an important technique … it was superior,” Gaughan mentioned. “We had been in entrance for a cut up second.”
Lastly, Gaughan had some phrases of reassurance for his mother.
“Mom, it is OK. It is only a flip. It did not damage. I promise,” Gaughan mentioned.