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Brian Scott

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports-44
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190

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Six of Brian Scott’s last nine races this season have been marked by crash damage, but he managed to stay on track until the checkers waved in most of those events. Last week’s failure to finish in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway was the first time this year he has parked early.
Scott has been trending down for some time, however. He finished on the same lap as the leaders only once on a non-restricted track this year and that was well back in March’s Auto Club 400. Jun 24 - 4:54 PM

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Brian Scott will make his first Michigan International Speedway start this weekend in the Firekeepers Casino 400, but there is plenty of data to consider. He has three career starts at Auto Club Speedway, a two-mile sister track in California.

Scott has gotten progressively better there in three starts and notably his best result came this spring with his current team. The No. 44 finished 12th after starting 21st, which made him one of the best values in nearly every game.
Jun 9 - 10:25 PM

After finishing in the 30s in three consecutive weeks, Brian Scott has improved to the 20s in back-to-back races at Kansas Speedway and Dover International Speedway.

Most importantly, Scott has been running at the end of every race this season. There is no substitute for track time and this rookie is getting it. By the end of 2016, he will begin to challenge Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney for top honors on some drivers’ tracks.
May 21 - 3:24 PM

Brian Scott has finished 27th in his last two attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Before doing so, he stared 32nd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and 27th at Texas Motor Speedway in route to those results.

Scott has been losing value in salary cap games and could stabilize and become a roster-filler if he does not qualify well at Kansas Speedway. This spring, he dropped 21 place-differential points after starting 10th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
May 5 - 9:15 PM

Brian Scott has made six attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways, but only one of them was completely free from trouble. This spring at Daytona, he avoided damage and finished 24th.

In his five previous attempts, he was sidelined by crash damage twice, was running well off the pace once after crashing three times in the 2014 Daytona 500, failed to transfer from his Duel in 2015, and blew an engine at Talladega SuperSpeedway last spring. It is hard to recommend him for a fantasy roster in this week’s Geico 500.
Apr 26 - 1:06 PM

Brian Scott will aim for his first top-25 of the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track season this week. In two previous attempts on the course type, he finished 31st at Atlanta Motor Speedway and 27th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Last year, Scott ended the season with a pair of top-15s on the so-called "cookie-cutter" tracks in a Richard Childress Racing supported No. 33. He has the skill to finish that well again, but Richard Petty Motorsports might not quite have the same resources at their disposal.
Apr 9 - 12:38 PM

Brian Scott has been the second-highest finishing rookie twice so far in five races this season. Last week his 12th at Auto Club was second to Chase Elliott’s sixth and his 24th in the Daytona 500 was second to Ryan Blaney’s 19th.

Scott is not performing badly by freshman standards and that needs to factor into his handicap most weeks. He will continue to be less expensive than his classmates and could be a good value as a result.
Mar 24 - 12:52 PM

After battling a tough handling Ford Fusion for 500 miles at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Brian Scott and the No. 44 Albertsons/White Tail team are looking forward - and west - to the 1.5-mile track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.

Scott has impressive statistics throughout his XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series career at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In six races in the XFINITY Series, he has three Top-15 finishes, his highest finish seventh in the 2014 race, and started in the Top-10 for five of the six races. In the Sprint Cup Series in 2015, Scott earned a 13th-place finish.-Breaking Limits
Mar 2 - 3:08 PM

Brian Scott was the only Rookie of the Year contender at Atlanta Motor Speedway to make it to the final round of qualification. He posted a lap of 188.591 mph and will start the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 from 11th.

Scott is serving notice that 2016 will not simply be a battle between Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott for Rookie honors. Blaney qualified 24th with Elliott in 25th.
Feb 26 - 7:01 PM

Brian Scott will aim to score a fourth top-15 in his last five races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this week. Last year, he finished 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 12th at Kansas Speedway, and 14th at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Kansas and Texas top-15s came during the fall in the No. 33 of Joe Falk with support from Richard Childress Racing. He should be in equally strong Richard Petty Motorsports equipment this week and could be the best sleeper in the field.
Feb 25 - 11:59 AM

Brian Scott spun on the final lap of his Can Am 150 Duel at Daytona. He spun off the final turn in a single-lap incident and did significant damage to the nose of his car.

Scott may need to roll out a backup, but he has a guaranteed start as a charter driver and would line up near the back in any event.
Feb 18 - 8:25 PM

Brian Scott has made five previous attempts on NASCAR’s restrictor-plate, superspeedways and among the drivers entered for this year’s Daytona 500 he has the worst average finish of 39.2.

This average includes one failure to advance into last year’s 500 and he has finished only one of his four starts. As long as he stays out of trouble in this qualification race, he should easily be able to beat his average and could be a decent value.
Feb 3 - 12:38 PM

Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Albertsons Companies and Shore Lodge will partner with the No. 44 team and driver Brian Scott.

Scott, an Idaho native, will be making his team debut in February's season opener Daytona 500 and will compete for Rookie of the Year. Albertsons Companies and Shore Lodge, both Idaho-based companies, will adorn the hood of the No. 44 Ford for 16 races and have associate placement for the remaining 20 races.-Breaking Limits
Jan 20 - 10:35 AM

Beginning in 2016, a tradition is returning to the Petty family and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM). RPM will once again field the number "44", replacing the number "9" used since RPM was created after a merge in 2009.

Kyle Petty raced the No. 42 for Petty Enterprises from 1979-1982. He raced the No. 44 for pe2/Petty Enterprises from 1997-2000. He won his first ARCA race in 1979 at Daytona in the No. 44 for Petty Enterprises. Maurice "Chief" Petty (Richard's brother) raced the No. 41, 42, 43 and 44 in select races from 1960-1964. Said Richard Petty: "After the 2015 season, we had an opportunity to make some changes and get the No. 44 back. We felt that it was good timing. We really wanted to get that number back in the Petty family where it really belongs. Brian (Scott) is coming on board, and he really hasn't had a number in the Sprint Cup Series. Everything has just come together to really bring back a Petty tradition."-Breaking Limits
Jan 11 - 7:38 PM

Chris Heroy will assume the role of crew chief for the No. 9 team and Brian Scott effective immediately, according to NBC’s Dan Beaver. He moves over to that organization after shepherding Kyle Larson through his first two seasons.

Scott scored three top-15s in 10 starts last season and with Heroy’s assistance, he should be able to get at least that many top-10s in 2016. The Rookie of the Year battle is going to be much more heated this season than last.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 12:51:00 PM