Gaughan on CCT: “The Combat Control Team is a branch of the Special
Forces of the military. They’re the guys that have to sit on the ground and do
the hard work. They’re the guys that get there and get buried into a place and
stay there for awhile. They’re the guys you don’t get to hear about or talk
about much. Out here at Nellis Air Force Base with the A-10 school that we do
so much with, there are a couple of those guys that teach at the A-10 school.
So we’ve had a chance to meet a couple of those guys.
They’re a pretty
strange, odd group of men but they’re fun to hang out with.
They’re another branch of the military that we don’t
get to hear much about that we want to make shout out to.”
Mooresville, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Brendan Gaughan is a person
who thrives on being very busy. It makes one wonder why Gaughan doesn’t love all
short track racing as much as he loves what .686-mile Indianapolis Raceway Park
has to offer. Gaughan didn’t grow up racing short tracks as many of his fellow
World Truck Series competitors, so,
the style of racing simply isn’t natural to him. But, IRP’s high-groove,
high-action racing converts Gaughan into a huge short track fan once per season.
“I really hope it is not the last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at
Indianapolis Raceway Park. That would really kill me. The two short tracks I
really have run the best at – one being Memphis, which is off the schedule, and
now this possibility of no more IRP races…Hopefully they don’t take it off the
schedule. It’s a great track, with a high groove. It fits my style. We’ve always
had good runs there. Hopefully it’s not the last event. If it is, I wanna go out
with a bang and go out with a ‘W’ in our Air Force Combat Control Team Tundra,”
Gaughan normally displays the black, red and gold colors of South Point Hotel
& Casino on his No. 62 Toyota. For IRP, his truck will be low-profile in
camouflage with a big, personal meaning.
“Our paint scheme on the No. 62 Tundra this week is going to feature the Air
Force Combat Control Team. Master Sergeant Phillip Freeman, whose call-sign is
‘PIMP,’ is retiring in early August after many years of active duty and many
tours. I’m really excited to do this with him, and with the Combat Controllers.
It’s a full-camo paint scheme. My dad, myself, the South Point Hotel &
Casino—we all do a lot to be involved with the military. We appreciate the
military. If we can get a ‘W’ with the special paint scheme we might have to run
it more than once,” said Gaughan.
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 Air Force Combat Control Team Tundra on SPEED on
Friday, July 29th. Qualifying airs at 4:30 PM ET. Live race coverage begins with
the NCWTS Setup at 7:00 PM Eastern followed by live racing at 7:30 PM. Not in
front of a TV? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
Germain Racing has earned two championship titles in the Truck Series. The
Toyota team owns 22 victories and 9 pole awards in the series that continues to
grow ratings on SPEED. For more information on Germain Racing, visit www.GermainRacing.com or
follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.
Brendan Gaughan holds eight Truck Series victories to go along with his two
K&N Pro Series West championship titles. He currently ranks 11th in the 2011
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s points standings.
Follow Gaughan at www.BrendanGaughan.com or
on Twitter @Brendan62.
About South Point…
The South Point (http://www.SouthPointCasino.com) is a 2,200-room resort in Las
Vegas, Nevada providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals
alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bowling center, eight
restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bingo
and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The South Point opened
in December 2005