2015 Xfinity Season in Review: Brendan Gaughan

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Brendan Gaughan

TEAM: Richard Childress Racing

POINTS: 9th

WINS: 0

TOP 5s: 3

TOP 10s: 14 (career best)

LAPS LED: 14

POLES: 0

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Earned his top-five finishes at Auto Clubs Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway. The last two were in races with minimal Sprint Cup drivers or none in the field … Improved his average finish by two spots to 13.5 … Career best 14 top-10 finishes.

WHAT WENT WRONG: After two wins in 2014, Gaughan never finished better than second this season … Recorded three DNFs in the first nine races of the year … Finished one spot lower in the points than in 2014

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: At the age of 40, returns to Richard Childress Racing as its senior Xfinity Series driver with the departure of Brian Scott for Sprint Cup … Will look to better his career best points result of eighth from 2014.