Brian Scott to Make Debut, race more in 2014 (Update)UPDATE
Brian Scott will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 12 in the Bank of America 500. "It's a dream come true and something I've been working toward," said Scott, who is seventh in the points standings on the Nationwide Series, NASCAR's second-best level. Scott is already planning to become a fixture in the Sprint Cup.
"It's a huge opportunity. Any time you're getting the opportunity to go up there and race against the big guys, it's for sure a tryout,' said Scott, who will drive the #33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.
"If you go out there and perform well, it opens opportunities for rides at any time. If this race goes good, maybe another race or two this year."
Scott is in the first year of a two-year contract with Richard Childress Racing. Part of the deal, Scott said, is a commitment to getting Scott into the Sprint Cup Series. His plan for next season is to run a full-time Nationwide schedule (and to win a championship), while sprinkling in five to 10 Sprint Cup races. Idaho Statesman
09/24/13 Richard Childress Racing driver Brian Scott will make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 12. Shore Lodge will serve as the primary sponsor when the Boise, Idaho-native pilots the No. 33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet SS in the 500-mile event.
"I'm really looking forward to making my Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway," Scott said. "It's something I've dreamed about since I got into racing. I really like the track and it will be really cool to do that in front of the NASCAR home crowd. It's a great opportunity, I'm so thankful to everyone at Shore Lodge and Richard Childress Racing for putting this together and giving me the chance to compete against the greatest drivers in our sport."
It will be a busy weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Scott as he will be running double duty starting with the 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series event the prior evening. He has seven Nationwide Series starts at the 1.5 mile quad-oval, with one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Scott also has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the track.
"Brian has been doing great with us this year in the Nationwide Series and it's always good to see young talent coming up in our sport," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "He's shown a good feel for how to race our cars and that he's qualified to try his hand in the Sprint Cup Series. We're looking forward to having him in that race."
Scott joined the RCR Nationwide Series stable in 2013 as driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro and currently sits seventh in series championship standings with one pole award, three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. In his Nationwide Series career, Scott has earned two pole awards, eight top-five and 35 top-10 finishes and is credited with 277-laps led. Additionally, he has two Camping World Truck Series victories, along with 11 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes throughout his career in that series.
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