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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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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

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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

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