In 2013 Brendan Gaughan will make a full return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Driving the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado, Gaughan will be reunited with crew chief Shane Wilson as they attempt to claim the series’ championship.
Gaughan competed in eight truck races in 2012 and earned five finishes inside the top-10 including three inside the top-5. A veteran in the series, Gaughan has eight career wins. All eight of Gaughan’s wins came with Wilson as his crew chief.
“I’m thrilled to be back in the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series for a full season,” said Gaughan. “I would have been thankful to compete full time for Richard Childress Racing in any series, but returning to the trucks will provide me a second chance to go out and win the Truck Series championship that was stolen from me in 2003. I can’t wait to be reunited with my former crew chief Shane Wilson; all of my Truck Series wins have come with Shane on the pit box. Now that we’re back together, we’re going to do all that we can to get that championship we should have brought home years ago.”
The owner points which will guarantee the truck a starting spot to open the season will come from Richard Childress Racing’s No. 22 truck which was driven by Joey Coulter last season. Coulter was let go this off-season and later signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Gaughan is also scheduled to run two races on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 9) and Road America (June 22).
In addition to Gaughan, the 2013 team lineup will include 2012 Rookie of the Year Ty Dillon in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado and Tim George Jr. in the No. 2 Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet.