Brian Scott

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Brian Scott
Brian Scott Pole Award 2011.jpg
Scott with Chicagoland Speedway pole award, 2011
Born (1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 26)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
6 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Car no., team No. 33 (Richard Childress Racing)
2013 position 66th
Best finish 66th (2013)
First race 2013 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Last race 2014 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 1
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
159 race(s) run over 6 year(s)
Car no., team No. 2 (Richard Childress Racing)
2013 position 7th
Best finish 7th (2013)
First race 2009 Nashville 300 (Nashville)
Last race 2014 Sta-Green 200 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 44 3
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
62 race(s) run over 4 year(s)
Best finish 7th (2009)
First race 2007 New Hampshire 200 (New Hampshire)
Last race 2012 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
First win 2009 AAA Insurance 200 (Dover)
Last win 2012 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 23 0
Statistics current as of July 12, 2014.

Brian Joseph Scott (born January 12, 1988 in Boise, Idaho)[1] is an American race car driver. He currently drives the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series.

Personal life[edit]

Brian is the son of Joe and Sheryl Scott. He graduated from Boise High School in 2006. Scott is an avid outdoorsman. He currently lives in Mooresville, NC with his wife Whitney and her three year old daughter Brielle.

Racing career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Scott has been racing competitively since the age of 12. One of his early career highlights came at the 360 Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington, when he competed against an elite field of dirt racers and brought home an impressive second place finish. He recently was the first Idaho native to make a debut at the Daytona 500.

NASCAR[edit]

Truck Series[edit]

While splitting time between USAR and Late Models, Scott's father, JB, announced he had purchased the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Xpress Motorsports. Scott then made his NASCAR debut at the Smith's Las Vegas 350 and in 2008 moved to the Trucks full-time to run for and eventually finish second for the Rookie of the Year. Albertsons became the team's new sponsor and after a change to Toyota they end the year strong with five top-tens in the last seven races, including a second place finish at the season-ending Ford 200. He went on to finish out his Truck resume with a win in the 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway, twenty top-tens, nine top-fives, and several runner up finishes. On November 9, 2012, Scott added his second win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Phoenix International Raceway in the Lucas Oil 150 and delivered Kyle Busch Motorsports their second win of the season.

Nationwide Series[edit]

Scott's 2011 car

Scott's first full season in the Nationwide Series was completed in 2010 with one top-five and five top-10 finishes en route to finishing the season as the runner-up for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors. His Nationwide Series debut came in 2009 with seven starts in the series. His 2011 Nationwide Series campaign earned him two top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and one pole under the Joe Gibbs Racing banner. He also scored the Featherlite Most Improved driver of the year award. Scott finished eighth in the Nationwide Series point standings in 2011.

Scott and crew chief Kevin Kidd returned to the No. 11 team in 2012, gaining sponsorship from Dollar General. In addition, Scott signed to drive the No. 18 in the Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in a few races.[2] Scott would have a best finish of 3rd at Dover in the Nationwide Series, and returned to Victory Lane in the Truck Series at Phoenix. However, Scott would later be released from JGR in favor of championship runner-up Elliott Sadler. Scott later took over Sadler's previous No. 2 ride at Richard Childress Racing.[3]

Scott earned his career best finish of 2nd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013 after getting by Kyle Busch on a late race restart. Busch passed him only two laps later and Scott had to settle for second.[4] At Richmond International Raceway that September Scott started on the pole and led 239 of 250 laps before being passed by Brad Keselowski and finishing second.[5] Later that month it was announced that Scott would make his debut in the Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 33 for RCR in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[6] Scott started the race in 19th, and finished 27th, four laps down.[7] Scott returned to the No. 33 for the 2014 Daytona 500.[8]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

In 2013 Richard Childress and Scott announced that Scott would race the #33 several times during the 2014 NSCS Season for Circle Sport Racing, a team that has an alliance with RCR. At Daytona, Brian Scott led some laps and was collected in the big one late in the race. At Fontana a few weeks later, he tangled with Aric Almirola when Almirola lifted the throttle, causing Scott to run into the back of Almirola and wrecking both cars. [9]

At Talladega, Scott won his first career Sprint Cup pole for the 2014 Aaron's 499 in the 33. In round #2, Scott had driven his fastest lap and for a total of 5 rounds, nobody was able to break the track record. He broke down in tears in an interview. In the race, Scott ran in the top 15 the entire race but was collected in "The Big One" that struck with 45 laps to go.

Images[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Scott Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Hoping to Make Truck Series Start No. 50 Very Nifty". Kyle Busch Motorsports. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Gibbs Driver Brian Scott joins RCR". December 6, 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Spencer, Reid (27 July 2013). "Kyle Busch nabs his eighth Nationwide win". NASCAR. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Keselowski denies Scott a perfect Nationwide race at Richmond". Fox Sports. September 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Brian (September 24, 2013). "Boise's Brian Scott to make NASCAR Sprint Cup debut". Idaho Statesman. Boise, ID. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  7. ^ Scott, David (October 13, 2013). "Kyle Larson finishes 37th in Cup debut, but learned plenty". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  8. ^ "BRIAN SCOTT TO DRIVE IN DAYTONA 500 WITH RCR". NASCAR. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  9. ^ http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/videos/2014/3/23/sprint-cup-series-fontana-brian-scott-aric-almirola-collide.html

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