Atlanta: Scott Riggs preview

NOTES: Stat Facts ... In nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Scott Riggs has a ninth-place finish to call a career-best. The Bahama, N.C., native has a 23.56 starting average coupled with a 25.89 finishing ...

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Stat Facts ... In nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Scott Riggs has a ninth-place finish to call a career-best. The Bahama, N.C., native has a 23.56 starting average coupled with a 25.89 finishing average.

Nationwide Stats ... In two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Riggs has one top-five and two top-10 finishes. The 38-year-old driver has an impressive 5.0 finishing average and has led 12 laps at the 1.5-mile Hampton track.

Points Position ... Riggs fell to 41st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after he failed to qualify for the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The six year veteran is 63 markers out of the top 35 and just three points out of 40th.

Sixth Sense ... The 2009 season marks Riggs' sixth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In 167 starts the 38-year-old driver has scored three poles, four top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. Additionally, he has earned just over $17 million in winnings.

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:

Do you enjoy competing at Atlanta Motor Speedway?

"I enjoy running at Atlanta. It's one of those places where I think we have a good chance at running well there. To me, it's a great challenge. The difference between qualifying and the race is so big. The track gets so slick during the race and becomes a blast to drive on. You have to get up on the wheel and drive the car. It's so much fun. As a race car driver, that's the kind of racing you hope for."

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