BUSCH: Phoenix: Scott Riggs preview

Chassis No. 11: This is the same car Riggs drove at Bristol a month ago. He started fifth and finished sixth. SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES: "I am looking forward to another opportunity to participate in the Ultimate Chargers Busch program over here at ...

Chassis No. 11: This is the same car Riggs drove at Bristol a month ago. He started fifth and finished sixth.

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:
"I am looking forward to another opportunity to participate in the Ultimate Chargers Busch program over here at Evernham, and this time I get to have Ragu on the hood. I haven't had a real good car at Phoenix since I was in the Busch Series, so the last couple of years have been tough for me at that track. I had decent cars, but nothing we could really be competitive with. I know Evernham Motorsports as a whole has struggled a little bit at Phoenix, but this weekend I will get a little extra track time since I am driving both cars. Plus I think we learned a lot at the Richmond test last week as a company to help us with this new tire we have going to Phoenix and our setup as far as what we need to be competitive. I think having the test under our belt is going to put all three Cup teams to upfront and competitive.

I want to bring Trip (Bruce) and those guys home a good finish, because I feel like I cost them a top three at Bristol, the last race I drove for them, when I messed with our pit strategy by not pitting. We still finished sixth but I want to do even better. The goal is to have a good Busch race on Friday night and use that information to help make our three cup teams better on Saturday night."

QUICK FACTS

* Friday's race marks Riggs' third NASCAR Busch Series start at Phoenix International Raceway. In two races at the track he has collected one top 10 and earned $55,910.

* In the past six races the No. 9 Ultimate Chargers team has posted four-straight top-10 finishes, including one pole and one win.

* The No. 9 Ragu/Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger will be pitted by the crew of Riggs' No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger.

* Riggs last drove the Ultimate Chargers Dodge Charger at Bristol Motor Speedway where he started fifth and finished sixth.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Riggs