Through the power of TV, Brendan Gaughan discovered a secret that most women already know - the power of Spanx.
Rather than dare to go bare, women have relied on the undergarment's miracle workings underneath tight-fitting apparel for years.
For Gaughan, the body shapers made the racer appear more buff in his driver's suit.
"It definitely svelted the big fellow up," Gaughan said.
At 37, Gaughan, the Las Vegas native who drives for Richard Childress Racing, is far from his playing weight from his days as a walk-on for the Georgetown University basketball program.
"I got to do a TV show that will be out in February that I can't really talk a whole lot about yet," Gaughan said. "But the funny thing was they said all the people in L.A. wear the stuff. As we all know, I'm not the skinniest of race car drivers. So they recommended a product for me which is basically Spanx for men.
"So yes, I admit I was trying something that would make me look slimmer for television. I took the sugg...