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NSCS: Brian Scott to Drive No. 33 Car In Daytona 500
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By Brett Winningham – Contributing Writer
January 7, 2014
WELCOME, N.C.– Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Scott will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for the team in the 56th annual Daytona 500. Scott will attempt to make his first ever start in the Great American Race.
Scott’s first Sprint Cup Series start came last year at the Charlotte Motor Speedway where he impressed the organization, outrunning fellow rookie, Kyle Larson, and finishing 27th. This may not be his only Sprint Cup Series race this year as the team announced late last season that it could be possible for him to run five to ten races.
Scott will have sponsorship backing from Shore Lodge Hotel & Casino, which is owned by his father. Nick Harrison will come on board as the crew chief. Harrison has served for many drivers in the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series and is known for his work with Phoenix Racing since 2010. His experience will certainly help Scott guide his way through his first superspeedway race in his Sprint Cup Series career.
The former Joe Gibbs Racing driver goes into the 2014 season with 205 NASCAR starts across the three national series and holds two wins, 19 top-five finishes, 59 top-10′s and two poles. Scott is one of those drivers who is still looking for that first Nationwide Series win. His last victory came in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series back in 2012 at Phoenix International Raceway.
In 2014, he will return to Richard Childress Racing, piloting the No. 2 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series as he attempts to repeat his strong performance in 2013 where he finished a career-high seventh in points.