Brendan Gaughan survived two early off-track excursions and a race in which much of the second half was contested in rain as cars rode on wet weather tires to win Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.
It was the third time in NASCAR history — all on road courses and all on the Nationwide circuit — that a race has been run in rain. The other two were in Montreal in 2008 and 2010, also on a road course (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve).
Racing in the rain ignited something in Gaughan that helped overcome and forget his early misfortune and go on to earn his first career win on the Nationwide circuit in 98 starts. He also has eight career wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
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