Atlanta: Brian Scott race report

BAD LUCK CONTINUES FOR SCOTT AT ATLANTA HAMPTON, GA (September 4, 2010) - Brian Scott finished 28th in the Great Clips 300 on Saturday evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Just as the previous week, the 22-year-old Raybestos Rookie of the Year ...

BAD LUCK CONTINUES FOR SCOTT AT ATLANTA

HAMPTON, GA (September 4, 2010) - Brian Scott finished 28th in the Great Clips 300 on Saturday evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Just as the previous week, the 22-year-old Raybestos Rookie of the Year points leader was struck by bad luck early.

Posting top-10 practice times, Scott was pleased with the Deft, AccuDoc Solutions Camry early in the day. As the track heated up later for qualifying, Scott fought an extremely loose race car in qualifying. Starting 30th, Scott would have his work cut out for him.

Scott wasted no time at the drop of the green flag. Confident in his race car, Scott picked off six positions by the time he completed the second lap. It took only seven laps for Scott to break the top-20. Very quiet on the radio, the focus was intense. Just then, the No. 11 Deft, AccuDoc Solutions Camry broke traction and headed straight for the outside retaining wall. Scott came on the radio reporting a flat tire.

Crew chief, Jeff Stankiewicz, called Scott to pit road immediately. The AccuDoc Solutions crew went to work changing four tires and fueling the No. 11 Camry under green-flag conditions. Scott returned to the track in the 35th position, three laps down.

Never able to recover from being three laps down, Scott hung on throughout the night, reporting the changing track conditions. Picking up some spots through attrition, Scott finished 28th.

"What a tough night for the Deft, AccuDoc Solutions Camry," Scott said after the race. "We practiced really well here this morning and I was really looking forward to the race. Even though we qualified mid-pack, I knew we could contend tonight. The guys worked so hard all day and I really wanted to capitalize on our fast mile-and-a-half program. Hopefully we can get this gorilla off our back by the time we get to Richmond."

This 38th place finish puts Scott 13th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship standings, 115 points out of 12th and 1499 points from the lead.

Next Stop: The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Richmond this weekend for the Virginia College Savings 250.

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brian Scott