SCOTT ON GO FOR GATEWAY; NCTS ROOKIE READY FOR FIRST ST. LOUIS START Mooresville, NC (September 3, 2008) -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Brian Scott gets set for his first ever start at Gateway International Raceway. As Scott and his No. 16 ...
SCOTT ON GO FOR GATEWAY; NCTS ROOKIE READY FOR FIRST ST. LOUIS START
Mooresville, NC (September 3, 2008) -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Brian Scott gets set for his first ever start at Gateway International Raceway. As Scott and his No. 16 Albertsons Chevrolet team prepare for this Saturday's Camping World 200 at the 1.33 mile oval one pertinent fact jumps out at him.
"Gateway is a track that has proven to provide breakthrough performances for a lot of young drivers," Scott said. "In both the Nationwide and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series it has provided good runs for some guys just making their way into the sport. I know Kevin Harvick won his first his Nationwide series race there and several other drivers like Reed Sorenson and Elliott Sadler have had big wins there early in their careers. I am hoping for the same kind of result. Gateway is a unique track with a lot of short track characteristics, and our short track program has been very promising at times this year so I am looking forward to my first race there."
Scott's NCTS career was given a big boost over the last few days. Bill Davis Racing announced that Scott has signed on to drive a Bill Davis Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota Tundra for the entire 2009 season.
Bill Davis Racing's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series program has been the most successful organization in the garage since joining the series in 2004. Since winning its first race in 2005, the organization has accumulated 22 victories. In the 61 starts since its first win, the team has a winning percentage of 36%.=2 0 The High Point,NC based operation has accumulated 91 top-five and 144 top-10 finishes along with 39 pole positions.
"We are excited about the addition of Brian Scott to our program," commented team owner Bill Davis. "Brian has done a great job this season learning what it takes to win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and we are looking forward to having him in one of our Toyota Tundra entries in 2009. Our two veteran drivers, Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson, have done a great job mentoring both Scott Speed and Michael Annett, and I think they will both take Brian [Scott] under their wing."
"I am very excited to join Bill Davis Racing for the 2009 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season," Scott said. "When you look at the success that Bill Davis Racing has had with both veteran and young drivers alike, it makes you feel honored to be chosen to be part of such a successful organization. I look forward to working with both Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson and learning as much as I can from two very talented and accomplished drivers."