BAD LUCK CONTINUES TO HAUNT BRAIN SCOTT IN KENTUCKY Sparta, Ky. - Brian Scott finished 31st in the Meijer 300 on Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. A lap one incident cut his day short after contact with another car sent the No. 11 AccuDoc...
BAD LUCK CONTINUES TO HAUNT BRAIN SCOTT IN KENTUCKY
Sparta, Ky. - Brian Scott finished 31st in the Meijer 300 on Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. A lap one incident cut his day short after contact with another car sent the No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Camry spinning into the outside wall.
Qualifying 28th, Scott knew a battle would be waged mid-pack. Preparing for this fight, Scott and crew chief Billy Wilburn set the car up with plenty of adjustments built in for the long night ahead of them. Being 12th on the practice charts the previous day, Scott knew that his No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Camry had plenty of speed.
On the drop of the green flag Scott immediately jumped to the outside of the pack in turn one. Passing five cars in turns one and two, the AccuDoc Solutions Camry leaped ahead of teammate Jason Leffler down the backstretch of the 1.5-mile oval. Entering the corner three-wide, Scott had picked up eight positions and was challenging for 20th place before even completing one lap. Just then, the three cars ran out of racetrack and the No. 38 Camry of Leffler made contact with the No. 11 Toyota of Scott, sending him into a long, lazy spin ending with the rear end of the car against the outside retaining wall.
The AccuDoc Solutions team sprung into action, attempting to repair the heavily damaged rear end of Scott's No. 11 Camry. With the decklid smashed and the spoiler out of the air, Scott would have a hard time competing for any position. Wilburn elected to take some extra time in the pits to be sure none of the damaged bodywork would fly away and returned Scott to the racetrack in the 40th position, five laps down.
The goal at this point would be to make laps and finish the long 200-lap event. Gaining valuable points, Scott rode around the racetrack fighting a very loose racecar due to the lack of rear downforce from the damaged rear spoiler. Never giving up, Scott picked up nine spots and finished the night 31st, 10 laps down.
"We had a tough night," Scott said after the race. "I'm not sure what happened. I know that we had to go there at the beginning and I was working the high side. I haven't seen the replay, and I guess it doesn't matter. The guys fought hard all night to keep the AccuDoc Solutions Camry together. Wrecking on the first lap makes for a long night. I just wanted out of there. I thought I was going to spend my 23rd birthday in that car. We'll just regroup and head to Road America. I hope we can shake this bad luck and have a decent finish."
This 33rd place finish puts Scott 15th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship standings, 4 points out of 14th and 912 points from the lead.
Next Stop: The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Road America this weekend for the Bucyrus 200.
-source: braun racing