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Scott Riggs on Gateway International: Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, looks forward to running his first NASCAR Busch Series event at Gateway International Raceway. "Gateway is one of those tracks that really puts...

Scott Riggs on Gateway International: Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, looks forward to running his first NASCAR Busch Series event at Gateway International Raceway.

"Gateway is one of those tracks that really puts the driver's skills to test," said Riggs. "Turns 1 and 2 are so different from turns 3 and 4 that the team has to give up something on one end to meet the other end in the middle. It is up to the driver to decide what set-up makes him most comfortable. I am looking forward to climbing in the driver's seat and taking that challenge."

Riggs Holds the 'Coolest Second Place Trophy' Ever: Riggs received a Harley Davidson 'Big Dog' for his second place finish last year at Gateway in his CTS ride.

"Jim [Smith-owner of Ultra Motorsports] said if [Ted] Musgrave and I finished 'One-Two' last year at Gateway, he would give us a motorcycle," said Riggs. "With a challenge like that, it was hard not to get up on the wheel. Ted took the checkered flag and I was second crossing the line, sure enough, Jim delivered. I have a beautiful, pearl white 'Big Dog' sitting in the garage back home."

Riggs Sore After Chicago but Bruised Ribs will not Stop Him From Taking the Wheel: Riggs is nursing bruised ribs after hitting the wall at Chicagoland Speedway last week.

"I went to the hospital just to be safe," said Riggs. "The doctor came in with the results and told me nothing was broken, only bruised, this time. Then he said I had three previous fractures that were healing nicely."

At the end of March, Riggs took a hard fall while riding his dirt bike in Bahama, NC. Despite the pain, he wrapped his ribs and raced his No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus to a fourth place finish in Texas and his to his first win in Nashville.

Equipment: The Nesquik Racing Team is taking the same car to Gateway that Riggs drove to Victory Lane in Nashville. This is the same car Riggs drove to a fourth place finish in Rockingham earlier this year. Scott Riggs Craftsman Truck Series Results at Gateway International:

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