Riggs Gives Retro Paint Scheme Another Shot HAMPTON, Ga. (Oct. 26, 2004) - Scott Riggs will pilot the same specially designed Valvoline Chevrolet in this weekend's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway as he did two weeks ago ...
Riggs Gives Retro Paint Scheme Another Shot
HAMPTON, Ga. (Oct. 26, 2004) - Scott Riggs will pilot the same specially designed Valvoline Chevrolet in this weekend's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway as he did two weeks ago in Charlotte. This time, however, he hopes it will produce a different result.
While Riggs qualified fourth for the Charlotte Nextel Cup race, a first-lap glitch cost him the chance to capitalize on the starting spot, and the "Team Owners Select Chevrolet" retired from the event after just 30 laps.
"I'm really looking forward to running this Flowing Stripes car in Atlanta," said Riggs, who collected top- 10 finishes in both Busch Series trips to Atlanta Motor Speedway. "I hate that we weren't able to showcase it more in Charlotte. The guys gave me an awesome racecar that weekend and we had a lot of momentum going into the event. It's a shame we had a problem."
As part of a special Valvoline promotion, the decidedly popular design was chosen by thousands of Valvoline team "owners" in a recent vote to decide which scheme would be driven in Charlotte. After its short life on the track, Riggs and the Valvoline team decided to give the car another shot, this time at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
"Fortunately, we're getting the opportunity to run the car again this weekend," Riggs continued. "It really shined on the racetrack in Charlotte and we had a ton of compliments in the garage throughout the weekend on how good it looked. We're definitely ready to give the No. 10 Team Owners Select Chevrolet a good run in Atlanta."
This "flowing stripes" paint scheme was last seen in NASCAR competition in 1997 and visited Victory Lane eight times.
"This car design, along with Valvoline itself, has a lot of history in racing," commented Riggs. "It's fun to sit behind the wheel of a machine sponsored by a company that's already done so much in this sport and have the opportunity to help it achieve more."
Valvoline is the only consumer products company to own a NASCAR team. The Owners Program is one way Valvoline brings fans closer to their favorite sport in a way no other team can. There are nearly 5,000 Valvoline owners who have signed up for the program that gives them souvenir pieces of the racecar, invitations to special events, letters from Riggs, chances to win racing merchandise -- and the opportunity to vote on special paint schemes.