Brian Scott Caught in the "Big One" at Talladega
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Armour/Hungry Man team settled for a 27th-place finish after being collected in the "big one" at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon. The 25-year old took the green flag from the eighth position for the restrictor plate event. Scott stuck to his game plan of playing it safe by settling into the 22nd-spot throughout the opening portion of the race. On lap 27 he hooked up with the No. 43 and charged towards the front of the field, working his way up to fifth. The field was slowed by a caution flag on lap 35, giving Scott the opportunity to pit for two tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. Once the action went back to green, Scott drafted with the No. 7 all the way up to the lead. On lap 72 the Boise, Idaho native received damage due to an incident in on the backstretch. The No. 2 driver made several pit stops under caution to fix his Chevrolet Camaro and eventually restarted 24th on the lead lap. As the laps wound down, Scott found teammate Austin Dillon and the duo charged towards the front. As the field entered the third turn on lap 94, Scott was collected in an incident that took out multiple cars from the race, thus resulting in a 27th-place finish.
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
"We had a fast Armour/Hungry Man Chevy and we were able to get up to the front. Getting caught in the big one is the unfortunate part of superspeedway races. We just have to lick our wounds and move on. I'm proud of the No. 2 guys and their hard work this weekend.
Austin Dillon Earns a 10th-Place Result in Wild Finish at Talladega Superspeedway
AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE: "That was a heartbreaker. We were in position to win and Parker Kligerman did a great job pushing us at the end but our tandem draft got broke up. We worked really hard as a team today and recovered from an early problem, so I want to thank Danny Stockman and all of the guys for keeping cool under pressure. They did a great job. These races are always so unpredictable."
Ty Dillon Collected in 'The Big One' at Talladega Superspeedway
TY DILLON QUOTE:
"That was pretty wild. We had a really fast car today. Ernie (Cope, crew chief) and the whole WESCO Chevrolet team did a great job in putting this car together. We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I really think we had a car that could have won the race today. I can't thank WESCO and all of their suppliers enough for coming out and supporting us this afternoon."
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