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NASCAR America: Brendan Gaughan Unplugged

Racing veteran Brendan Gaughan discusses missing out on the next round of XFINITY playoffs, hockey in Vegas and the state of NASCAR as a whole.

Xfinity driver Brendan Gaughan, who was narrowly eliminated from playoff contention last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, was a guest on Tuesday’s NASCAR America and had much to say.

Among the topics Gaughan discussed:

Being eliminated from the playoffs: “Everybody tried. If we were a little bit better, guess what? We wouldn’t have been in this position. It’s alright. That’s the way life goes.’'

On what race he looked back and wondered where he could have gained an extra spot:"You can do that and you’ll drive yourself absolutely crazy. ... Life is what it is. Things happen in life and you roll with the punches. I still sit here smiling. I still love what I do.’'

His future: “I know I’m going to run those four (Cup) races for Mark Beard and ... the 75 car at the restrictor plates. I know I’m going to do that. I’ve already told them I’ll be back to do those races. ... I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the Xfinity Series yet. I have a home at Richard (Childress Racing) and I told Richard I don’t plan on leaving until I’m done. We’re still not 100 percent lined up with what we’re going to do.’'

Gaughan discusses many other subjects. Check out what he has to say in the video above.