SCOTT HANGS ON FOR TOP-20 FINISH AT DAYTONA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 13, 2010)- Brian Scott hung on to finish 19th in the Drive 4 COPD 300 Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Scott says the adversity came ...
SCOTT HANGS ON FOR TOP-20 FINISH AT DAYTONA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 13, 2010)- Brian Scott hung on to finish 19th in the Drive 4 COPD 300 Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Scott says the adversity came early.
"It was just a rough day. We got involved in one of the first incidents. None of our doing, just got clipped by another car wrecking. It caused little bit of damage but wasn't detrimental. Once you have any damage at these superspeedways, you're just not the same. Everybody gets it in their mind that they don't want to work with you because you're draggy," said Scott.
Starting 37th after rain washed away qualifying, Scott quickly moved into the 20th position by lap 11. Working his way in the draft, Scott was involved in an incident on lap 68 that tore the rear bumper cover off and mangled the right rear quarter panel. Scott was running in the 16th position when the accident happened.
The StopRepairBills.com team led by Billy Wilburn worked diligently in the pits to repair the No. 11 Camry. By lap 95, Scott contended for the top-10 with the damaged racecar, but quickly found it hard to maintain the position as the aerodynamics on his car had been compromised. Scott slowly slipped back in the closing laps to end the day in 19th spot.
"I couldn't have asked for anything else but to be in the top-10 at one of these places with 20 laps to go and we were. We just couldn't get any friends out there, nobody was willing to work with a torn up racecar. I'm happy we finished with a top-20 in the first race. It's important for us to gain points and stay in contention for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title. I'm real proud of everyone on this StopRepairBills.com team from what they did in the pits, to their spirits and how well they worked together. We'll take this 19th place and go on to California," said Scott.
This 19th place finish puts Scott 19th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship standings, only eight points out of 18th and 106 points from the lead.
-source: braun racing