Brian Scott

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Brian Scott
Brian Scott Road America 2015.jpg
Scott at Road America in 2015
Born (1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 28)
Boise, Idaho
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
46 races run over 4 years
Car no., team No. 44 (Richard Petty Motorsports)
2015 position 53rd
Best finish 53rd (2015)
First race 2013 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Last race 2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
207 races run over 7 years
2015 position 8th
Best finish 4th (2014)
First race 2009 Nashville 300 (Nashville)
Last race 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 77 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 25, 2016.

Brian Joseph Scott (born January 12, 1988)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 44 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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

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. 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 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.[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]

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.[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] 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.[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. 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 which is his best Cup finish at Las Vegas.

On December 9, 2015, Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Scott would take over Sam Hornish Jr.'s No. 9 ride for the 2016 season.[10] The car was later renumbered to No. 44.[11]

Scott started the 2016 season crashing on the last lap in the Can-Am Duel. Then at Auto Club Speedway, Scott scored a career-best 12th-place finish.

Personal life[edit]

Scott's father Joe "J.B." Scott is the owner of the Shore Lodge and Whitetail Club resorts in McCall, Idaho.[12][13][14] Scott is also the great-grandson of Joe Albertson and Kathryn Albertson, the founders of the Albertsons enterprise.[14][15] The companies have sponsored Scott for much of his career.[15]

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.[16][17]

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]

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]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season still 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. ^ "Almirola Fired Up After Wreck With Scott (Video)". NASCAR. NASCAR Media Group. March 23, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Utter, Jim (December 9, 2015). "Brian Scott to replace Hornish at Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016". Motorsport.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Long, Dustin (January 11, 2016). "RPM brings back history with number change for Brian Scott". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Gluck, Jeff (January 22, 2015). "Kyle Busch Motorsports: Former GM made 'fraudulent' claims". USA Today. Statesville, North Carolina: USA Today. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Statesman Staff (December 10, 2015). "Boise's Brian Scott lands NASCAR ride with Richard Petty". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  15. ^ a b James, Brant (March 27, 2013). "Brian Scott has shown he belongs". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ "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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