BUSCH: Daytona: Scott Riggs, Nesquik Racing preview

Scott Riggs Sets His Sights On Continuing Nesquik's Sweet Success Mooresville, NC -- Scott Riggs, new driver of the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus is preparing to make his mark in the 2002 records books as the first driver in NASCAR Busch Series ...

Scott Riggs Sets His Sights On Continuing Nesquik's Sweet Success

Mooresville, NC -- Scott Riggs, new driver of the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus is preparing to make his mark in the 2002 records books as the first driver in NASCAR Busch Series history to win the rookie of the year and the championship titles in the same season. Scott begins his quest, as the 2002 season gets underway with the EAS/GNC Live Well 300 February 16th at Daytona International Speedway.

No driver in NASCAR Busch Series history has held dual titles in the same season, but Riggs has set his sights on being the first.

"We have set some very lofty goals for this season," Riggs said. "We want to be a potential winner in every race, and we have our sights set on both Rookie of the Year and the Championship. Daytona is the first steppingstone to reach those goals. We plan on going out there, sitting on the pole and winning the race."

Riggs and the No. 10 Nesquik Racing team tested at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 24-25, and posted the 18th fastest speed with a fast lap of 182.341 mph. However, neither Riggs nor his team is discouraged.

"Speedway testing is one of the hardest things," Riggs said. "You can't really put your hand on something and fix it. It's trial and error. You go out there and make three laps and come in, go out there and make three laps and come in. You continue this cycle until you find some speed."

"We learned a lot while testing in Daytona. Despite some initial frustration, we were able to find a set-up that will keep us running competitively and keep us up front during the race. While it's unfortunate that the Fords are at such a disadvantage on the superspeedways, I am more than confident that we have a great chance of winning this race and more importantly, setting the tone for the entire season."

Crew chief Harold Holly agrees whole-heartedly.
"We are really looking forward to Daytona. This team is ready to go back out there and pick up where we left off," Holly said. "The chemistry with Scott and this team is solid. We all share the same drive and determination for success and that will keep our momentum moving forward to put the No. 10 Nesquik Ford in victory lane again, which is exactly where it belongs."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Scott Riggs