Gaughan Lands Sprint Cup Series Ride

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Brendan Gaughn. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
Brendan Gaughn. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
Brendan Gaughn.
(HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Brendan Gaughan has joined Premium Motorsports to contest most of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Gaughan will drive the No. 62 entry for the team beginning on March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team will field the No. 62 for the Daytona 500 with Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott behind the wheel.

Zach McGowan – who came to Premium Motorsports as part of a deal that saw the team acquire the owner points from Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 36 Chevrolet – will serve as crew chief for the No. 62 team.

“We are very excited to have Brendan drive for our team this year,” said Premium Motorsports Managing Member Jay Robinson. “He has a wealth of experience and I consider him to be the perfect driver to build this team around.”

Gaughan will also contest the full NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule for Richard Childress Racing. He won two XFINITY Series races in 2014.

Premium Motorsports will also field the No. 66 entry for Mike Wallace in the Daytona 500 thanks to sponsorship from Crazy Vapors. They also plan to field an entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The truck will carry the No. 94 and be led by veteran crew chief John Monsam. Sponsorship and driver announcements are expected for the No. 94 Truck in the near future.