BUSCH: Nashville: Scott Riggs preview

Riggs ready to make music in the 'Music City'. Scott Riggs looking to make his second appearance at Nashville Superspeedway's victory lane. Mooresville, NC -- The melodious sound of a finely tuned Robert Yates engine is virtual music to the ears...

Riggs ready to make music in the 'Music City'.
Scott Riggs looking to make his second appearance at Nashville Superspeedway's victory lane.

Mooresville, NC -- The melodious sound of a finely tuned Robert Yates engine is virtual music to the ears of Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus and the rest of the Nesquik Racing Team and nothing pleases them more, unless it is the sound of a Gibson Guitar from Victory Lane at Nashville Superspeedway. Riggs would love nothing more than to add another Les Paul Edition to his trophy case.

Last year, Riggs won the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Nashville from the pole in his No. 2 Craftsman Truck Series ride.

"Nashville was the fourth win for me last year, but it was definitely the coolest trophy, " Riggs said. "If I win in Nashville this year, I might have to get a set of drums and start a band."

Nashville Superspeedway will give the winner of this year's NASCAR Busch Series event a specially designed Gibson Guitar, Les Paul Edition. Sam Bass, famous for his NASCAR illustrations, created the intricate design by incorporating the Nashville skyline and the new speedway.

Nashville Superspeedway has a flat design that is conducive to the Nesquik Racing Team's style and crew chief Harold Holly is confident their car is the car to beat.

"We're looking forward to hitting a fast, flat oval," said Holly. "You can guarantee the Nesquik Ford Taurus will fly."

Last year, Jeff Green qualified the Nesquik Ford Taurus on the outside pole and had a strong car during practice. When the green flag dropped, Green radioed his crew and told them the motor was missing. Despite the disadvantage, he managed to drive the car to an eighth-place finish.

"We may have had the car to win the race last year," Holly said. "We were good in Nashville, but we lost a cylinder."

The Nesquik Racing Team is taking the same car back to Nashville that they raced on the concrete surface last year. All totaled, the car has qualified in the top-five four times; finished in the top-five once while finishing in top-10 three times.

ppc Racing is pleased with Riggs performance so far this year, and hopes to improve on their accomplishments with the Raybestos® Rookie Contender.

"Scott has been a great addition to the Nesquik Racing Team," said Holly. "He is not afraid to try something new and he trusts the equipment we give him. It's like a adding a new lead singer to a band that has been on top of the charts. The wrong voice can set them back. Right now we know we are still on the hit list."

With a well-rehearsed group in place, expect to hear sweet melodies in Victory Lane from the Nesquik Racing Team.

-ppc-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Green , Scott Riggs , Robert Yates