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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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Brian Scott and Aric Almirola were the first two drivers outside of the top 24 cutoff for round two of qualification at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Bad Boy Off Road 300. Scott will start 25th with a lap of 132.966 mph; Almirola lines up 26th with a lap of 132.887 mph.
Richard Petty Motorsports has shown speed on short, flat tracks and they could be solid dark horse contenders with positive place-differential points. Sep 23 - 5:18 PM

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Brian Scott has been running at the end of 11/12ths of the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races he has started. His only failure to finish came in the most recent event on this track type at Kentucky Speedway.

That result was disappointing because it came on the heels of four consecutive results in the 20s with a best in the No. 44 on this track type of 22nd at Kansas Speedway. Last year, Scott was incredibly strong on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, however, with three top-15s in the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing supported entry.
Sep 16 - 10:49 AM

Brian Scott made it through most of Darlington Raceway’s two practices cleanly. He earned his Darlington Stripe with about one minute remaining.

The good news is that Scott was finally venturing into the preferred groove. He ended final practice 30th on the speed chart, however, with a lap of 170.206 mph.
Sep 3 - 2:54 PM

Brian Scott is heading the wrong direction on NASCAR’s Cup short tracks. He finished 22nd last fall at Richmond International Raceway, was 26th this spring at Martinsville Speedway, 30th at Bristol Motor Speedway, and 35th when the series returned to Richmond in April.

Equally bad, Scott has finished worse than he started in three of those four races to cost fantasy owners place-differential points. In the one event when he did not lose ground, he finished exactly where he started at Martinsville.
Aug 15 - 8:33 PM

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.

Equally important, Scott has added an average of six place-differential points to his total in those races. Watch him closely to see if the trend continues. If he finishes in the mid-20s at Bristol Motor Speedway next week, he might be worth picking up in salary cap games where his value has dropped.
Aug 12 - 4:26 PM

Brian Scott has only one road course start in the NASCAR Cup series. He finished 33rd this spring in the Toyota / Save Mart 350.

His modest result was exacerbated by the loss of 11 place-differential points that weekend. Scott is not recommended for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, but he should be evaluated.
Aug 5 - 12:14 PM

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.

Then again, he might not improve that position by much. In the six races that have intervened, Scott has finished worse than 35th three times. He has also finished worse than he qualified in all but one race. His best effort in the past six races came on the 2.5-mile flat Indianapolis Motor Speedway, however, when he was 27th after rolling off the grid 32nd.
Jul 28 - 10:30 AM

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.

Scott’s results are slipping across the board, which makes him a difficult fantasy pick. Momentum is fluid, however, and fantasy owners do not want to forget about the No. 44 completely. If they begin to improve, drivers’ tracks like the flat courses will be one of the places they first start to shine.
Jul 14 - 12:01 PM

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.

Scott was not overly impressive in last year’s edition of this race with a 42nd-place finish, but he was close to the middle of the pack in the Daytona 500 with a 24th. He is among the cheapest drivers in the game and should be on a number of rosters as a way to extend the salary cap at the top.
Jul 1 - 12:12 PM

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

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