Brendan Gaughan retired from full-time NASCAR racing

Homestead was the final race as a full-time NASCAR driver for Brendan Gaughan

Brendan Gaughan finished 13th today at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s going to be his final race as a full-time NASCAR driver.

“It’s never my last race, but it will probably be my last full-time race,” Brendan Gaughan stated after the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “We don’t think we will be coming back full-time anymore, but you will still see my once in a while.”

Brendan Gaughan has raced full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2014. He picked up two wins in his debut season with Richard Childress Racing (2014). Those are his last victories.

2017 Richmond Xfinity Race Results - Brendan Gaughan
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 08: Brendan Gaughan, driver of the #62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

“I won a couple races and I was very happy about that,” Gaughan said in tears in Homestead.

He continued, “I consider it a success because of the friends with the people I met and the people I was with. The ladies [PR representatives]. Great people and very, very happy that I met great people.”

It’s not his last race. It’s just his last race as a full-time NASCAR driver.

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Brendan Gaughan told that he will drive the #75 Beard Motorsports machine in four NASCAR Cup Series races in 2018. All four will be at restrictor plat tracks, Daytona and Talladega.

He could make appearances in the NASCAR Xfnity Series as well. Richard Childress said Gaughan might make appearances in the #3 Xfinity car.

Gaughan had two top 5 runs in the 2017 season. He finished 10th in the point standings.

Brendan Gaughan joins a long list of drivers that are retiring. After this weekend Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Danica Patrick are retiring. Multiple others have yet to find a ride for 2018, Landon Cassill is included in that list.


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