Two-time NASCAR West champion, off-road star is 2022 Hall inductee
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 4, 2023 – The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce Brendan Gaughan, two-time NASCAR West champion, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Xfinity Series race winner and off-road racing star, has joined the organization’s board of directors.
Gaughan, Las Vegas, Nev., was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame with the most recent class of honorees in June 2022.
“Young, experienced and diverse people of executive quality are a strong assurance that the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame will continue to grow for many years,” said Ken Clapp, Chairman and CEO of the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame. “I have known Brendan since he was a teenager and we are very fortunate to have him agree to join the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Board of Directors.”
Gaughan began his motorsports career in off-road racing – winning the first race he entered, at the age of 15. He won multiple off-road and desert titles and was the 1998 SODA World Champion. He moved to NASCAR competition in 1998, winning the 2000-01 NASCAR West (now ARCA Menards Series West) championships, driving for West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Famer and fellow Board of Directors member Bill McAnally.
Gaughan joined the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fulltime in 2002, winning eight times in 217 starts – including four consecutive victories at Texas Motor Speedway. He finished fourth in series championship standings in 2004.
Gaughan then moved to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where he posted victories at Road America and Bristol, and the NASCAR Cup Series with a best finish of fourth at Talladega Superspeedway. His NASCAR national series scorecard features 503 starts, 10 wins, 72 top-five and 155 top-10 finishes and 3 poles.
Gaughan, 47, is a nationally recognized television and radio personality. Gaughan’s family goes all the way back to the 1940s and is synonymous with Las Vegas, notably with the Las Vegas South Point Hotel & Casino. His father, Michael, also is an inductee into the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame. The younger Gaughan is in partnership managing 17A Distillery, the first and only legal distillery in the history of Las Vegas and distiller of City Lights Shine traditional southern moonshine.
About the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame:
The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car/motorsports competition. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car and motorsports figures have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.
The Hall is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, dedicated to supporting a variety of organizations and groups from coast to coast. During its tenure, the Hall has raised more than $700,000 in the past five of its 22 years for youth, health and safety, hospitals, animal rescue, military and other charitable causes.
For more information on the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame visit: www.WestCoastStockCarHallofFame.com
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