Brian Scott

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Brian Scott
Brian Scott Road America 2015.jpg
Scott at Road America in 2015
Born Brian Joseph Scott
(1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 30)
Boise, Idaho
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
53 races run over 4 years
2016 position 31st
Best finish 31st (2016)
First race 2013 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Last race 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
210 races run over 8 years
2017 position 43rd
Best finish 4th (2014)
First race 2009 Nashville 300 (Nashville)
Last race 2017 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 79 5
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
62 races run over 4 years
2012 position 78th
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 September 23, 2017.

Brian Joseph Scott (born January 12, 1988) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

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]

Camping World 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.

Xfinity Series[edit]

Scott's 2011 car

His Nationwide Series debut came in 2009 with seven starts in the series driving No. 10 and No. 11 for Braun Racing. Scott's first full season in the Nationwide Series was completed in 2010 with one Top 5 and five Top 10 finishes en route to finishing the season as the runner-up for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors. Scott ran the first 28 races in the Braun Racing No. 11 but was released from the ride when Steve Turner bought the team. Scott finished the season in the RAB Racing No. 09.

Scott joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2011 driving No. 11. 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 a 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] Scott had a remarkable 2014 season, earning 23 top ten finishes and finished 4th in the championship standings.

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

In August 2013, 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.[5] Scott started the race in 19th, and finished 27th, four laps down.[6] Scott returned to the No. 33 for the 2014 Daytona 500.[7] At Daytona, 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.[8]

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. 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.

It was announced that Scott would drive the No. 29 for RCR in the 2015 Daytona 500, however just before the entry list was released, RCR cancelled plans to field the car for him. Instead, he was hired to drive the No. 62 Chevrolet of Premium Motorsports with RCR support, though Shore Lodge still sponsored the effort. Scott failed to qualify for the Daytona 500. Scott then successfully qualified RCR's No. 33 entry the next week at Atlanta. However, after Michael Annett failed to qualify, Scott gave up his ride to allow the Sprint Cup regular to earn driver points. After that, Scott finished 13th at Las Vegas, then his best finish in the series.

On December 9, 2015, Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Scott would take over Sam Hornish Jr.'s No. 9 ride for the 2016 season.[9] The car was later renumbered to No. 44.[10]

Scott started the 2016 season crashing on the last lap in his Can-Am Duel qualifying race. Then at Auto Club Speedway, Scott scored a career-best 12th-place finish. After a dismal 2016 with no top 10s going into October, he finished second on the bumper of Joey Logano's car at Talladega. It was the first top 5 and 10 in his career, his first top 10 for Richard Petty Motorsports, and his best career finish.[11]

On November 10, 2016, Scott announced his retirement from NASCAR competition following the remainder of the 2016 season.[12][13] Scott finished 15th in his last NASCAR race at Homestead.

Return to Xfinity Series[edit]

On July 3, 2017, Scott announced that he would come out of retirement to drive the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing at Iowa and Kentucky in July and September respectively.[14] In his first race of 2017 at Iowa, Scott finished a strong 3rd place.

Personal life[edit]

Scott's father Joe "J.B." Scott is the owner of the Shore Lodge and Whitetail Club resorts in McCall, Idaho.[15][16][17] Scott is also the great-grandson of Joe Albertson and Kathryn Albertson, the founders of the Albertsons enterprise.[17][18] The companies have sponsored Scott for much of his career.[18]

Scott married Whitney Kay in the offseason of 2014–2015 at Shore Lodge. She has a daughter, Brielle, from a previous relationship (with former racing driver Sean Caisse). The two of them have a son together.[19][20]

Images[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2013 Richard Childress Racing 33 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT
27
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 66th 01
2014 DAY
25
PHO
32
LVS BRI CAL
35
MAR TEX DAR RCH TAL
42
KAN CLT
32
DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
28
62nd 01
2015 Premium Motorsports 62 Chevy DAY
DNQ
53rd 01
Richard Childress Racing 33 Chevy ATL
QL
LVS
13
PHO CAL
27
MAR TEX
BRI RCH TAL
43
KAN CLT DOV
38
POC MCH SON DAY
42
KEN NHA IND
36
POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH
22
CHI
22
NHA DOV CLT KAN
12
TAL MAR TEX
14
PHO HOM
2016 Richard Petty Motorsports 44 Ford DAY
24
ATL
31
LVS
27
PHO
27
CAL
12
MAR
26
TEX
27
BRI
30
RCH
35
TAL
30
KAN
22
DOV
24
CLT
29
POC
39
MCH
36
SON
33
DAY
37
KEN
33
NHA
38
IND
27
POC
24
GLN
25
BRI
18
MCH
28
DAR
39
RCH
35
CHI
31
NHA
31
DOV
21
CLT
22
KAN
28
TAL
2
MAR
34
TEX
27
PHO
30
HOM
15
31st 481
- Qualified but replaced by Michael Annett
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2014 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 12 25
2015 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2016 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 35 24

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
2009 Braun Racing 10 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH
25
PHO
15
TAL RCH
32
DAR
20
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH CAL
23
CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 64th 664
CJM Racing 11 Toyota BRI
30
CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN
14
2010 Braun Racing 11 Toyota DAY
19
CAL
10
LVS
31
BRI
29
NSH
15
PHO
16
TEX
15
TAL
10
RCH
28
DAR
25
DOV
9
CLT
33
NSH
28
KEN
31
ROA
13
NHA
26
DAY
30
CHI
3
GTY
6
IRP
17
IOW
30
GLN
13
MCH
15
BRI
25
CGV
40
ATL
28
RCH
38
14th 3525
Turner Motorsports DOV
13
RAB Racing 09 Ford KAN
21
CAL
15
CLT
28
GTY
14
Toyota TEX
32
PHO
11
HOM
18
2011 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Toyota DAY
34
PHO
9
LVS
14
BRI
12
CAL
13
TEX
10
TAL
11
NSH
22
RCH
15
DAR
29
DOV
30
IOW
27
CLT
8
CHI
17
MCH
17
ROA
16
DAY
12
KEN
15
NHA
17
NSH
17
IRP
15
IOW
14
GLN
14
CGV
12
BRI
10
ATL
12
RCH
32
CHI
3
DOV
11
KAN
17
CLT
5
TEX
12
PHO
41
HOM
9
8th 947
2012 DAY
37
PHO
14
LVS
34
BRI
35
CAL
4
TEX
37
RCH
14
TAL
36
DAR
7
IOW
11
CLT
31
DOV
3
MCH
9
ROA
7
KEN
30
DAY
32
NHA
12
CHI
11
IND
14
IOW
18
GLN
10
CGV
24
BRI
34
ATL
11
RCH
28
CHI
10
KEN
11
DOV
7
CLT
8
KAN
26
TEX
22
PHO
8
HOM
7
9th 853
2013 Richard Childress Racing 2 Chevy DAY
6
PHO
10
LVS
9
BRI
10
CAL
8
TEX
11
RCH
20
TAL
27
DAR
14
CLT
15
DOV
14
IOW
6
MCH
10
ROA
20
KEN
17
DAY
17
NHA
4
CHI
11
IND
2
IOW
13
GLN
11
MOH
12
BRI
9
ATL
10
RCH
2*
CHI
14
KEN
11
DOV
11
KAN
18
CLT
12
TEX
8
PHO
13
HOM
32
7th 1053
2014 DAY
17
PHO
12
LVS
7
BRI
14
CAL
12
TEX
12
DAR
11
RCH
5
TAL
33
IOW
6
CLT
5
DOV
7
MCH
5
ROA
16
KEN
8
DAY
16
NHA
7
CHI
6
IND
7
IOW
7
GLN
10
MOH
3*
BRI
11
ATL
7
RCH
5
CHI
9
KEN
2
DOV
7
KAN
9
CLT
10
TEX
6
PHO
7
HOM
10
4th 1154
2015 DAY
25
ATL
7
LVS
38
PHO
10
CAL
6
TEX
10
BRI
8
RCH
7
TAL
2
IOW
4
CLT
20
DOV
36
MCH
9
CHI
8
DAY
23*
KEN
19
NHA
29
IND
11
IOW
3
GLN
6
MOH
7
BRI
6
ROA
3
DAR
12
RCH
3
CHI
17
KEN
13
DOV
31
CLT
13
KAN
23
TEX
7
PHO
11
HOM
4
8th 1032
2017 Richard Childress Racing 3 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW
3
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN
8
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 43rd 70

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2007 Xpress Motorsports 16 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA
21
LVS
29
TAL MAR
15
ATL
19
TEX
21
PHO
18
HOM
15
40th 727
2008 Chevy DAY
9
CAL
23
ATL
17
MAR
30
KAN
14
CLT
35
MFD
25
DOV
32
TEX
13
MCH
25
MLW
32
MEM
13
KEN
32
IRP
29
NSH
14
BRI
19
GTW
14
NHA
8
16th 2787
Toyota LVS
14
TAL
7
MAR
14
ATL
10
TEX
9
PHO
4
HOM
2
2009 DAY
12
CAL
29
ATL
10
MAR
8
KAN
3
CLT
21
DOV
1
TEX
15
MCH
34
MLW
3
MEM
2
KEN
6
IRP
12
NSH
2
BRI
5
CHI
28
IOW
9
GTW
3
NHA
7
LVS
19
MAR
24
TAL
23
TEX
7
PHO
11
HOM
12
7th 3307
2012 Kyle Busch Motorsports 18 Toyota DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV
13
TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI
17
ATL IOW KEN
5
LVS TAL MAR
10
TEX PHO
1*
HOM 78th 01

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoping to Make Truck Series Start No. 50 Very Nifty". Kyle Busch Motorsports. April 17, 2012. Archived from the original on October 11, 2013. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. ^ "Ex-Gibbs Driver Brian Scott joins RCR". December 6, 2012. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  3. ^ Spencer, Reid (27 July 2013). "Kyle Busch nabs his eighth Nationwide win". NASCAR. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Keselowski denies Scott a perfect Nationwide race at Richmond". Fox Sports. September 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  5. ^ Murphy, Brian (September 24, 2013). "Boise's Brian Scott to make NASCAR Sprint Cup debut". Idaho Statesman. Boise, ID. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  6. ^ Scott, David (October 13, 2013). "Kyle Larson finishes 37th in Cup debut, but learned plenty". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  7. ^ "BRIAN SCOTT TO DRIVE IN DAYTONA 500 WITH RCR". NASCAR. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  8. ^ "Almirola Fired Up After Wreck With Scott (Video)". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. March 23, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  9. ^ Utter, Jim (December 9, 2015). "Brian Scott to replace Hornish at Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016". Motorsport.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Long, Dustin (January 11, 2016). "RPM brings back history with number change for Brian Scott". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 24, 2016). "Brian Scott comes one spot short of first Cup win at Talladega". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Richard Petty Motorsports Driver Brian Scott Announces Retirement" (Press release). Richard Petty Motorsports. November 10, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  13. ^ Catanzareti, Zach (November 19, 2016). "Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Scott on Why He Retired from NASCAR". FrontStretch.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  14. ^ Jayski.com Staff (July 3, 2017). "Brian Scott to drive the #3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  15. ^ Johnson, Kris (August 26, 2015). "BRIAN SCOTT RETURNS TO IDAHO PLAYGROUND; NASCAR Illustrated: XFINITY Series driver's home for all seasons". nascar.com. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  16. ^ Gluck, Jeff (January 22, 2015). "Kyle Busch Motorsports: Former GM made 'fraudulent' claims". USA Today. Statesville, North Carolina: USA Today. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  17. ^ a b Statesman Staff (December 10, 2015). "Boise's Brian Scott lands NASCAR ride with Richard Petty". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  18. ^ a b James, Brant (March 27, 2013). "Brian Scott has shown he belongs". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  19. ^ "Court documents and police reports reveal the hidden story of how the bond between a talented young driver and his NASCAR-affiliated Maine mentor came to a violent end". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  20. ^ "This Groom Turns To Read Vows To His Bride's Daughter And Brings Everyone To Tears". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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