Five months after agreeing to a one-year deal to return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Brendan Gaughan is taking a step back.
Gaughan and Premium Motorsports (PM) have parted ways, effective immediately, the 39-year-old confirmed in a press conference before a NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session at Kentucky Speedway.
Gaughan, a native a Las Vegas, Nevada, leaves PM after attempting 16 races for the team in 2015. Gaughan made eight of those races, scoring a best finish of 28th in the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Gaughan will continue to compete in the XFINITY Series, piloting the No. 62 South Point Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.
Reed Sorenson will jump behind the wheel of the No. 62 Chevrolet this weekend. The team’s plans beyond this weekend are currently unknown.