Scott Lagasse

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For his son, see Scott Lagasse Jr.
Scott Lagasse
Born (1959-02-20) February 20, 1959 (age 57)
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 races run over 2 years
Best finish 59th (1993)
First race 1993 Budweiser At The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race 1994 The Bud At The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
13 races run over 4 years
Best finish 53rd (1997)
First race 1993 Fay's 150 (Watkins Glen)
Last race 1999 Lysol 200 (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
24 races run over 2 years
Best finish 9th (1995)
First race 1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic (Phoenix)
Last race 1996 Carquest 420K (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 7 0
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 has competed in multiple series, most notably the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.[1]

Racing Career[edit]

SCCA[edit]

Beginning in 1985, 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 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.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

In 1995, Lagasse signed to drive the #24 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. 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.[2] In 1996, Lagasse ran four races for Kevin Duran and did not record a top ten finish.[3] His last attempt at a Truck race in 1998, for Marty Walsh, but failed to qualify.[4]

Xfinity Series[edit]

He made his NASCAR debut in 1993 at Watkins Glen, starting 15th and finishing 31st after his #75 Oldsmobile suffered transmission failure.[5] In 1994, substituting for Bobby Dotter (broken shoulder) in a race at Watkins Glen, Scott replaced Dotter after the first lap narrowly getting out of the pits ahead of leader Terry Labonte and ran through the field to finish a remarkable 2nd. In 1997, Lagasse ran nine races for Allen Bloom and did not record a top twenty finish.[6] In 1998, Lagasse ran two races and in 1999 he ran his final one, driving for Ed Rensi, finishing 14th at Watkins Glen.[7] [8]

Sprint Cup[edit]

Lagasse ran two races in the series, the 1993 and 1994 Watkins Glen races. His best finish was 13th in 1993.[9][10]

Other Racing[edit]

Lagasse has also run IMSA, ARCA, and ASA.

His son, Scott Lagasse Jr., races in NASCAR, as well as dirt late models around the southeast.

Motorsports career results[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1985 Road Atlanta Sports Renault Renault Sports Renault 1 3 Running
1986 Road Atlanta Sports Renault Renault Sports Renault 1 2 Running

NASCAR[edit]

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

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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