Texas: Scott Riggs preview

NOTES: Stat Facts ... In nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas's 1.5-mile tri-oval, Scott Riggs has logged one top-10 finish. Last season, the Bahama, N.C., native finished 27th in the spring race and 25th in the fall. He owns a 19.6 ...

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Stat Facts ... In nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas's 1.5-mile tri-oval, Scott Riggs has logged one top-10 finish. Last season, the Bahama, N.C., native finished 27th in the spring race and 25th in the fall. He owns a 19.6 starting average combined with 23.4 finishing average. Meanwhile, Riggs has completed 97.7 percent of the laps attempted over those nine races and earned just over $1 million in purse money.

Nationwide Success ... In two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the Ft. Worth tri-oval, Riggs has two top-five finishes including a career-best finish of third.

Points Position ... After six races, Riggs and the No. 36 team are 40th in NASCAR Sprint Cup owners' point standings. They are 32 points behind the No. 28 team in 39th, 95 markers behind the No. 82 team in 38th and 123 points outside the top 35.

170 and Counting ... Last weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway, was Riggs 170th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. In those starts the 38-year-old driver has scored three poles, four top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. Additionally, he has earned just over $17 million in winnings.

SCOTT RIGGS:

How has Walter Giles help the team since he jumped on board?

"I think Walter has brought a lot of engineering knowledge to our team. I think he brings another set of ideas to the table each week. He seems to understand what I need to make the car go faster. I think Walter is going to allow us to get better each week."

Do you enjoy racing at Texas?

"Oh yeah. This place has been pretty good to me on the Nationwide Side. This track is extremely fast and has several different lines you can run. I think if we can make the show we will be pretty good come race time."

-credit: rpm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs