Brendan Gaughan

usa United States
Full Name
William Brendan Gaughan
Las Vegas, NV
Date of Birth
First Year
Current Team
Beard Motorsports


Brendan Gaughan is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the #62 Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports. Gaughan is the grandson of Vegas gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan and son of Michael Gaughan, a hotel and casino magnate.

Gaughan began his career racing in off-road racing and he rose up through the ranks from pickup trucks to the professional two-wheel-drive Trophy Truck class. In 1995 and 1996 he was the SODA Class 13 champion. Switching to stock cars, he picked up the 2000 and 2001 NASCAR Winston West Series championships. He was also named the 2002 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year.

During the course of his career, Gaughan has raced for Team Penske (partnership with Jasper Motorsports), Richard Childress Racing, Premium Motorsports, Phoenix Racing, and his father’s Orleans Racing team.


01/10/2018 – Gaughan will drive all four restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega in the #62 Beard Oil/South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet. (Press Release)

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartsPolesWinsTop5sTop10sLaps CompLaps LedRaces LedDNFDNQWD
2001Bill McAnally Racing00000000010
2002South Point Racing00000000010
2004Team Penske3600149703305800
2010TRG Motorsports10000100100
2012Richard Childress Racing40000105700100
2013Phoenix Racing1000019600000
2015Premium Motorsports80000186100280
2017Beard Motorsports4000172361100
2018Beard Motorsports4000074722100
2019Beard Motorsports1000019700100