Dover: Brian Scott race report

MONSTER MILE MASHES SCOTT'S HOPES LAP 50 SPIN ENDS IDAHO DRIVER'S DAY Dover, DE (May 30, 2008) -- Friday afternoon's AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover International Raceway was not kind to Brian Scott and the No. 16...

MONSTER MILE MASHES SCOTT'S HOPES
LAP 50 SPIN ENDS IDAHO DRIVER'S DAY

Dover, DE (May 30, 2008) -- Friday afternoon's AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Dover International Raceway was not kind to Brian Scott and the No. 16 Albertsons Chevrolet. Scott battled a plethora of issues before a lap 50 spin ended his day. He was saddled with a 32nd place finish.

"As soon as the green flag fell it seemed like our bad luck started," Scott said in the garage area shortly after his brutal slam into the inside retaining wall. "We got into the wall real early because of an aero push. Then we lost communication with the spotter. After that we blew a right front tire and had to make a green flag pit stop. We were just working to gain positions and move back up hoping to get to the point where we could get the lucky dog. I got a run off of turn four and was looking to get to the inside of Shelby Howard. At the same moment I worked to the inside of him, I lost the down force on the right side. The Albertsons Chevrolet just jumped out too far on me and to the inside wall I went."

Scott qualified his Xpress Motorsports prepared Chevrolet in the 14th position. Despite his brush with the wall on lap two it appeared that he would be a force to contend with. On lap 23 his right front tire cut down due to the earlier contact with the wall coming off of turn four. He brought his Chevy down pit road under green for right side tires and quick repairs to the right front fender. He lost two laps to the leaders. Fighting to gain back spots he found bigger troubles on lap 50. His hit on the inside wall was of epic proportion but he remains undaunted in quest for success.

"The one thing I do know is that there is no quit in this Xpress Motorsports team," Scott said. "We may be down a little bit right now but we will come out fighting in the next race at Texas. These guys work their tails off to get these trucks ready to go and we have really good trucks. I am glad I have them on my side headed to Texas."

-credit: xm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Shelby Howard , Brian Scott