February 20, 1959 |
St. Augustine, Florida
|Achievements||1985, 1986 SCCA National Champion
1985 SCCA Regional Champion
1986 SCCA Pro Series Champion
|Awards||1985 SCCA Rookie of the Year
1986 SCCA National Sportsmanship Award
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|2 race(s) run over 2 year(s)|
|Best finish||59th (1993)|
|First race||1993 Budweiser At The Glen (Watkins Glen)|
|Last race||1994 The Bud At The Glen (Watkins Glen)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|13 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|Best finish||53rd (1997)|
|First race||1993 Fay's 150 (Watkins Glen)|
|Last race||1999 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|24 race(s) run over 2 year(s)|
|Best finish||9th (1995)|
|First race||1995 Copper World Classic (Phoenix)|
|Last race||1996 Carquest 420K (Las Vegas)|
|Statistics current as of November 20, 2012.|
Scott Lagasse, Sr. (pronounced LAG-a-say) (born February 20, 1959 in St. Augustine, Florida) is a former race car driver. He raced primarily on road courses during his career beginning in 1985 in the SCCA where he became the first Driver to earn Novice,Regional and National License all in the same season. More impressive was winning the SCCA National Championship in his very first season of racing. Scott went on the following season (1986) to capture the SCCA National Championship again as well as winning an SCCA PRO Title. From there Scott drove for various manufacturers including Chevrolet, Lotus and Pontiac where he compiled many wins. Scott's Sports Car tenure netted 3 National Titles, multiple International records as well as setting several world record speeds before moving on to Stock Car racing. He made his NASCAR debut in 1993 at Watkins Glen, starting 15th and finishing 31st after his #75 Mark III Vans Oldsmobile suffered transmission failure. He also made his Winston Cup debut that year at Watkins Glen as well, finishing 13th in the #39 Pedigree Chevrolet. He'd run the Cup race at Watkins Glen the next year as well, but with mechanical issues finishing 36th.
In 1994 substituting for Bobby Dotter (broken shoulder) in a NASCAR Busch Race at Watkins Glen, Scott replaced Bobby after the first lap narrowly getting out of the pits ahead of the leader Terry Labonte and ran through the field to finish a remarkable 2nd.
In 1995, Lagasse signed to drive the #24 DuPont Chevrolet Silverado for BSR Racing in the Craftsman Truck Series The first year team was owned by Billy Hess and Butch Stevens with sponsorship from Dupont/Hendrick. Scott posted seven top-ten finishes and finished ninth in points. Despite this, Dupont chose not to return and the program would move in house with Quaker State and Jack Sprague at the wheel.
In 1997, Lagasse ran nine races in a start up operation owned by Allen Bloom with the #22. He had a ninth-place start at Watkins Glen in 1998 in NASCAR Busch Series, followed up by a 25th place run for ST Motorsports at Myrtle Beach Speedway. His last start in a NASCAR-sanctioned race the following year at Watkins Glen, where he finished 14th in the #25 Team Rensi Motorsports car.
His son, Scott Lagasse Jr., drives the #8 Hybrid Light/Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series for Team SLR.