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2014 Bristol: Brian Scott NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Aug 19, 2014 - 03:34 PM
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2014 Bristol: Brian Scott NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview


This Week's Shore Lodge Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet will race chassis No. 110 this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. This chassis was most recently raced at Auto Club Speedway where the team qualified ninth and finished 12th. Scott finished seventh at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a fifth-place qualifying effort. This chassis has finished 14th or better in the eight previous races it has been utilized. Scott earned an eighth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway, last March.

 

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The Last Great Colosseum Stats ... Scott will be making his 11th NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend in the Food City 300 presented at BMS. In 10 previous starts, the Boise, Idaho-native has captured three top-10 finishes with an average start of 11.5 and an average finish of 20.8. Scott earned his best starting position, second, and best finishing position, ninth, last season in his fall showing at the 0.53-mile speedway. He also has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the track.

Nationwide Series Leader ... Brian Scott continues to lead the Nationwide Series regulars with a 6.8 average starting position, and the most laps spent inside the top-15 (3,498, 94.4 percent). Currently fifth in the driver point standings only 42 points out of the lead, the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team has collected four top-five and 13 top-10 finishes this season. Additionally, Scott has earned two pole positions, doing so at Richmond International Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway.

Lake Grill Piano Player ... This Sunday, August 24th the Shore Lodge the Lake Grill will feature a piano player from 9am - 3pm.

What are your points? ... Scott and his No. 2 RCR Chevrolet Camaro team enter Bristol Motor Speedway fifth in the Nationwide Series driver point standings.

Rearview Mirror ... The Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a race to remember, not only for Scott's third-place finish but for Patient Champion Avery Neely to be a part of the festivities. The Richard Childress Racing driver qualified in the third position and would take over the race lead on the first lap. For the next 32 laps, Scott would lead the field around the 2.258-mile road course. Scott continued to pick up positions as the laps wound down, ultimately crossing the finish line third.

BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
How is Bristol different under the lights then when you race there in March?
"It's a lot different. The grip level changes. It seems like the groove changes a little bit. Tire wears are different. I'm looking forward to getting back to Bristol. I feel like, out of everywhere we've been this year, that was probably our worst performance. I felt like we weren't where we needed to be. So, this weekend we'll be trying new things. Racing under the lights at Bristol is always fun, it's just a neat place.

Do you prefer the outside lane?
"Always. It's tough to make up any ground on the bottom, it's tough to complete a pass. That's the frustrating part about Bristol. It seems like we go there and Goodyear always brings a hard tire that just makes it really difficult to grip up on the bottom. You're defaulted that you've got to go to the top to keep momentum up. It's frustrating when you're faster than somebody and you're trying to make it stick on the bottom and get the runs that you need to pass. The top seems to be where you want to be at Bristol."

Can Bristol be a mentally draining racetrack?
"Yeah, there isn't much of a straightaway to really catch your breath. That seems to make Bristol more challenging. You're on the straightaway's for like a second and then the corners for a couple seconds. It just doesn't give you much time. It doesn't give your body too much of a break, you're just constantly entering and exiting corners and that can make it challenging."


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