The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 24-Brendan Gaughan and South Point

By David G. Firestone

The son of second generation casino owner Michael Gaughan, Brendan Gaughan decided that he wanted to be a race car driver. He has raced in all three of NASCAR’s top series. While he hasn’t scored a win in the Cup Series, he has two wins in the Xfinity Series in 2014, and a total of six wins in the Truck Series, two in 2002, and four in 2003.

Starting in 2009, Brendan Gaughan was almost exclusively sponsored by South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. South Point is, not shockingly, owned by Brendan’s father Michael. During 2009, Gaughn ran a full schedule in the Xfinity Series for Rusty Wallace. During that time, he scored three top fives, and a total of 8 top 10’s. During the 2009 season, one of Gaughan’s crew members wore this Impact vest. The vest doesn’t show a lot of use.The collar is a standard collar with SOUTH POINT embroidered in red and black on the white material. There is a tag pinned into the cowl, but no other tags are present. There is also the initials KA written in Sharpie by the right edge of the collar. The right chest features NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES, CHEVY, and GOODYEAR logos embroidered in white, as opposed to their traditional colors. 2009 was the last year Rusty Wallace Racing raced Chevy before switching to Toyota.The left chest features 5-HOUR ENERGY and US FIDELIS logos embroidered in white.The front torso features a SOUTH POINT CASINO logo embroidered.The standard Impact warranty label and name label are sewn inside the front zipper. The name ADDAMS is written in Sharpie on the name label.The sides of the vest have adjustable straps present. The shoulders have yellow epaulets with SOUTH POINT logo embroidered, and there are holes for the sleeves. The rear of the vest doesn’t show much wear.The back of the neck has a black Oakley logo embroidered into the yellow material. is embroidered below that in white.The back torso features a SOUTH POINT CASINO logo embroidered.Next week, we shift focus to Aston Martin.

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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