WELCOME, N.C. (October 6, 2017) - Veteran NASCAR driver and Las Vegas-native Brendan Gaughan will carry a special paint scheme this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway honoring the victims of the recent tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The hood of the No. 62 South Point Chevrolet Camaro will feature the iconic "Las Vegas" script and #VegasStrong in gold and black block lettering.
"I've always considered myself lucky to be born and raised in what I tell everyone is the greatest city on Earth," said Gaughan. "Seeing the outpouring of love and charity from all over the world helps restore my faith in humanity after these past couple of days. Thank you to all those who have already helped and I have never been more proud to say that I am #VegasStrong."
Gaughan is the son of Michael Gaughan and grandson of the late Jackie Gaughan, who both have played a critical role in developing the gaming industry in Las Vegas. The Gaughan family currently owns and operates South Point Hotel & Casino, a 2,200 hotel, spa and world-class casino.
On Monday, South Point offered free hotel room accommodations to those traveling to Las Vegas to assist loved ones affected by the tragedy.
Gaughan, 42, is currently in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs and is competing in his 20th season as a NASCAR driver.
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