Gaughan to Pilot Rusty Wallace Racing’s No. 62 in 2010
MOORESVILLE, NC – Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) announced today that Brendan Gaughan—a top-ten finisher in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series standings—will again pilot the organization’s No. 62 Toyota Camry in a full-season bid for the 2010 Nationwide Series championship.
Gaughan returns to RWR following a strong 2009 rookie season in the Nationwide Series. That effort included a pole win at Bristol and near victories at Charlotte, Kentucky and Memphis, en route to a ninth-place finish in the final driver standings.
Backing a portion of the No. 62 team’s 2010 efforts will again be the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Stated RWR Team Owner, Rusty Wallace, “Our entire organization is very pleased to have Brendan Gaughan behind the wheel of our No. 62 Toyota Camry again. He did a great job last year in his rookie season and came really close to winning a couple of races. I feel like we’ve upgraded our program greatly over last season, so hopefully we’ll be able to give him that extra push to get him into Victory Lane this time around.
“I’d really like to thank Michael and Paula Gaughan for their support of our organization. Their family is truly a class act and we’re all really looking forward to having them a part of the RWR family again this season. With that said, just like everyone else these days, our guys are still working very hard to finalize sponsorship. Our team offers an outstanding and unique value proposition and I’m confident that we’ll be able to put everything to bed shortly.”
Noted No. 62 Driver, Brendan Gaughan, “I’m excited to return home to RWR for 2010; there’s nowhere else that I’d rather be. Rusty (Wallace) has built a great organization and everyone is working extremely hard to get our Toyota Camrys in Victory Lane this season. With a full year of Nationwide Series experience under my belt now and all of the changes at the team, I can’t wait to get to Daytona.”
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About Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC
U.S.-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary history of its founder and one of NASCAR’s top-ten drivers of all-time, Rusty Wallace. The organization currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, piloted by Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan. In 2009, RWR was the only organization with multiple drivers ranked among the top-ten in the final Nationwide Series driver standings. For more on RWR, please visit rustywallace.com.