Part-time NASCAR Cup Series driver Brendan Gaughan returned to his roots over the weekend, competing in and winning his class in the Baja 1000, an off-road racing event held in Mexico.
Gaughan and his team, which included RJ Anderson, Jake Gaughan and Buddy Feldkamp,
are the unofficial winners of Class 1.
Gaughan was behind the wheel the team’s vehicle at the end of the event, finishing in 20 hours, 57 minutes and 38 seconds.
The Team Penske engineer for last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner is reliving Simon Pagenaud’s day by tweeting about what he was doing each moment a year later.
Starting with an observation that he awoke in his Indianapolis hotel room at 4:30 a.m., Ben Bretzman (@benbretzman) sent nearly two dozen tweets by 11 a.m. ET about how the morning before the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 unfolded.
through the infield tunnel and in Gasoline Alley by 6 a.m. By 7:30 a.m., he was wondering if his driver was awake yet, but he had heard for the first time from Pagenaud 45 minutes later.
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Among other highlights: The team’s last strategy meeting
was at 8:30 a.m.; final check of the weather was at 9:30 a.m. and Bretzman gave the No. 22 Dallara-Chevrolet a once-over at 10:35 a.m. before it was pushed to the grid.
Follow @BenBretzman to watch the day unfold from the pit box and tune into
“Back Home Again at 2 p.m. ET on NBC as Pageanud and Alexander Rossi , who are good friends off the track, recap their epic duel with host Mike Tirico.
Simon Pagenaud and engineer Ben Bretzman debrief at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IndyCar photo by Joe Skibinski).