After wrecking within the NASCAR Cup Collection race at Talladega Superspeedway, Brendan Gaughan mentioned he plans on racing within the 2020 Daytona 500.
The primary non-chartered entry for the 62nd annual Daytona 500 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway has been introduced. Brendan Gaughan is slated to drive the #62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet within the opening race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Collection season.
Gaughan revealed the information following his wreck on this previous Monday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. He was concerned in a multi-car accident, which resulted in his #62 Chevrolet flipping. Talking to the media, he affirmed that he plans on racing once more subsequent season.
Throughout an interview with NBC Sports activities Community after the wreck, Gaughan mentioned, “And sure, I’ll see you within the Daytona 500, sorry Mother!”
Though Gaughan affirmed he plans on racing within the season opener, he’s uncertain how for much longer he’ll race in NASCAR, which he confirmed to Past the Flag in an unique interview final month.
Earlier within the race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, he additionally said the next: “I’m operating the [Daytona] 500 for these guys, however they certain as hell ain’t getting 10 extra years out of me. However after the [Daytona] 500 we’ll see what I need to do from there as a result of I’m getting older.”
Gaughan is 44 years outdated and has been competing in at the least one of many three main NASCAR collection since 1997. He final competed full-time in NASCAR in 2017 within the Xfinity Collection. That yr, he drove the #62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to a 10th place end within the championship standings with two prime 5 finishes and eight prime 10 finishes.
General, Gaughan has eight profession Truck Collection wins and two profession Xfinity Collection wins. His career-best season got here in 2004 within the Truck Collection. Driving for his family-owned crew, Gaughan gained six races, recorded 18 prime 10 finishes and completed in fourth place within the championship standings.
Within the Cup Collection, he has one prime 5 end and 6 prime 10 finishes in 62 profession begins. His career-best Cup Collection end got here within the 2004 EA Sports activities 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when he completed in fourth place.
This season, Gaughan competed within the 4 superspeedway races, two at Daytona Worldwide Speedway and two at Talladega Superspeedway. He completed in a season-high eighth within the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway, main 5 laps within the race too.
As a result of Beard Motorsports seemingly won’t have a constitution, Gaughan should qualify for the 2020 Daytona 500 both by means of the single-car qualifying session or one of many two Gander RV Duals. If he efficiently qualifies for the race, it might mark his 10th profession begin at Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
In 9 races there to this point, he has recorded one prime 10 end and a median end of 20.three. Nonetheless, after a efficiency at Talladega Superspeedway that impressed folks regardless of his crash and flip, Gaughan shall be one to look at within the 2020 Daytona 500.
Gotta give large props to @Brendan62 and that Beard Motorsports crew.
They present as much as each superspeedway race and are a risk for a High-10 (even wins once in a while) each single time.
Excited to see them in Daytona.#NASCARPlayoffs
— Ryan Vargas (@The_Rhino23) October 14, 2019
Earlier than he makes an attempt to qualify for the 2020 Daytona 500, Gaughan has to persuade two folks to let him race: his dad and mom.
“You may need to name Michael and Paula Gaughan and ask that query, as a result of I think about they’re to not blissful (together with his flip at Talladega Superspeedway). It’s gonna take some speaking to get my household to let me come again in February (for the Daytona 500), however I’ll attempt to do it.”
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Would you wish to see Brendan Gaughan compete within the 2020 Daytona 500? Had been you shocked when he flipped at Talladega Superspeedway? Though that race is in February of 2020, the 2019 NASCAR Cup Collection season is just not but over. The spherical of 12 of the four-round, 10-race playoffs concludes with the Hollywood On line casino 400 at Kansas Speedway this Sunday, October 20. The race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET with reside TV protection supplied by NBC.