From Pocono Raceway’s June event through the New Hampshire 301, Brian Scott finished in the 30s in six consecutive races. He has not set the world on fire in the past three events, but has arrested his slide to score three straight results in the mid-20s.
Brian Scott has only one road course start in the NASCAR Cup series. He finished 33rd this spring in the Toyota / Save Mart 350.
Unless he experiences an accident early or his car blows an engine first or second among the field, Brian Scott will certainly finish better than he did this June in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400. He finished 39th in that race after starting 30th among a field of 40.
Brian Scott is on a downward spiral in regard to flat track performance. Last year he scored a best of 22nd at Richmond International Raceway in their second race and then had some mid-20s finishes last fall and this spring. He fell to 35th this spring at Richmond and was 39th at Pocono Raceway.
Brian Scott posted the fastest single lap of 199.349 mph in the first practice session for the Coke Zero 400. His time was recorded in the draft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.