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2014 Iowa: Brian Scott NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 14, 2014 - 06:18 AM
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2014 Iowa: Brian Scott NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview


This Week's Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway ... This weekend at Iowa Speedway, Brian Scott and the No. 2 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro will race chassis No. 101. This chassis was most recently raced at Richmond International Raceway where Scott started from the pole position and captured a fifth-place finish. In addition to the spring race, this chassis was raced during the 2013 fall Richmond race where he sat on the pole, led 239 of 250 laps and finished second. The chassis has a strong history with spring victories at Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway in 2012, and also earned six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.

 

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Scott at Iowa ... Scott will be making his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at the 7/8-mile asphalt tri-oval where he has seven previous starts earning one top-10 finish with an average start of 7.4 and an average finish of 17. Scott has qualified inside the top-10 in six of his seven starts with 1644 of 1750 (93.9 percent) laps completed.

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff ... This weekend at America's Place to Race, the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro team welcome's primary sponsor Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, America's original and best-selling, tobacco-free smokeless snuff. The first of a five primary-race partnership for the world's largest tobacco-free smokeless company, SMS pairs with retail partner Casey's General Store for the 250-lap event.

What are your points? ... Brian Scott and his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro team enter Iowa Speedway sixth in the Nationwide Series championship driver point standings.

Where is Brian? ... On Saturday, Scott is scheduled to sign autographs at Iowa Speedway alongside other Nationwide Series drivers under the Turn 4 grandstands at 10 a.m. CT. Scott will also be available to sign autographs on the red carpet as he walks into the driver/crew chief meeting located in the Newton Club at 11 a.m.

Rearview Mirror ... Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro qualified 10th for Saturday afternoon's Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway. The Shore Lodge team led six different times for a total of 10 laps during the first 60 circuits before getting caught up in an accident on lap 63. The No. 2 Camaro sustained sufficient damage and was unable to return to the track resulting in a 33rd-place finish.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
A lot of guys love the whole atmosphere of Iowa Speedway. Does the track being designed by a driver appeal to you?
"Yeah, Iowa is always fun. It's great to go into the Midwest and see all the Midwest fans. They have a history of always having great attendance at the race track. Anytime you go to a race track that has a big fan base and you have people excited about the race and it being a stand-alone Nationwide race, that gets us pumped up. It's a fun race track that you can race. There are at least two grooves and you can run side-by-side. Fast cars can work their way to the front and normally you have less Cup drivers there, so it's an opportunity for a Nationwide guy to pull off a win and kind of spring board or jump start their season.

Does this track compare to anything else on the circuit?
"It's kind of Richmond-esque. Everybody will say that, but they will say it with an asterisk because it's like Richmond, but it's not like Richmond. It's shaped like Richmond, it drives kind of like Richmond, but the track is a lot wider. It has more grip, it has a lot bigger exits and the crucial thing about Richmond is tire management. You don't have that as much at Iowa. It's like Richmond, but it's not."


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