2016 Xfinity Season in Review: Brendan Gaughan

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Brendan Gaughan

CREW CHIEF: Shane Wilson

TEAM: Richard Childress Racing

POINTS: 6th

WINS: 0

LAPS LED: 36

TOP 5s: 4 (Career-high)

TOP 10s: 16 (Career-high)

POLES: 0

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Qualified for the inaugural Xfinity Chase and made it through to the second round … Led a season-high 19 laps at Kentucky Speedway before finishing sixth … Season-best finish of second at Road America  … Earned career-best average finish of 12.2.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Only one DNF, in Phoenix II, which eliminated Gaughan from the Chase … Failed to win for the second year in a row.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017: At 41, will enter his sixth full-time season in the Xfinity Series with teammates Brandon Jones and rookie Daniel Hemric.