Texas II: Brian Scott preview

SCOTT READY TO TANGO IN TEXAS; IDAHO NATIVE LOOKS TO REGAIN GROUND IN NCWTS POINTS CHASE MOORESVILLE, NC (November 3, 2009) -- After several weeks of frustrating finishes brought on by every conceivable misfortune known to man Brian Scott and...

SCOTT READY TO TANGO IN TEXAS; IDAHO NATIVE LOOKS TO REGAIN GROUND IN NCWTS POINTS CHASE

MOORESVILLE, NC (November 3, 2009) -- After several weeks of frustrating finishes brought on by every conceivable misfortune known to man Brian Scott and his Xpress Motorsports team are looking to regain their magic in this Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Winstar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Scott is looking to climb back into the top five in NCWTS points after falling victim to a multi-truck crash not of his making at Talladega.

"We've just been snakebit these last few weeks," Scott says. "No matter what we do it hasn't worked in our favor. Whatever we need to do to change our luck I am willing to do. Voodoo, witchcraft, wizardry whatever it takes."

Scott has had an impressive season with a win at Dover, second place finishes at Memphis and Nashville, 7 top-five finishes and 12 top-10 finishes in 22 starts. A solid run or perhaps a win in the Lone Star state would add some icing on the cake and help the 21-year-old Boise, ID native gain back some off those much needed points.

"Everybody on this Albertson's Toyota Tundra crew is looking forward to going to Texas," Scott said. "I feel really good there, I am really comfortable running at Texas. It is a very fast racetrack, one of the fastest mile and half racetracks we go to. It has a couple of grooves of racing and it always provides a really exciting truck race there because of all the room you have to race. The outside groove will be critical once again, you can keep your momentum up and not get bogged down. You can manipulate the person on the inside of you by taking the right side air off. It is a better position to be in. That suits my style, I like the outside line. Hopefully we can take advantage of that."

Scott's crew chief Jeff Hensley has an impressive record at Texas Motor Speedway but it has been close but no cigar for the Horsepasture, VA native. He has yet to capture that elusive win on the 1.5 mile oval.

"I like Texas Motor Speedway a lot," Hensley said. "It is a very challenging track with really fast corner speeds. I have never won there, I've finished second there four times and I have always wanted that cowboy hat. I have never finished out of the top 10 there but one time. We were fortunate enough to have won the pole there four or five times there in the past. It is by far my favorite race track. I love that place. Brian has done a really good job there both times I have been there with him so I like our chances this weekend."

Chassis for Texas Motor Speedway: Xpress Motorsports will bring chassis number 52 to the Winstar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. This Triad Racing Technologies chassis finished second at Homestead in the 2008 season finale with Scott at the helm and finished third at Kansas earlier this season. It was run at Kentucky Speedway where Scott qualified second, led for 29 laps before blowing a right front tire and crashing hard into the outside retaining wall. Despite the heavy damage Scott rallied to finish 6th in that event. Its most recent voyage came at Chicagoland Speedway where it found hard contact with the turn four wall. The chassis was subject to extensive repairs before being prepared for Texas Motor Speedway.

-credit: xm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Brian Scott