This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Kentucky ... Scott Riggs will pilot chassis No. 082 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's Meijer 300. RCR's NNS team built this yellow, red and blue Zaxby's machine new...
This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Kentucky ... Scott Riggs will pilot chassis No. 082 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's Meijer 300. RCR's NNS team built this yellow, red and blue Zaxby's machine new in 2010 and it made it's first paces on-track just a few weeks ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Clint Bowyer finished 10th after starting 26th.
Dash 4 Cash ... Riggs will earn a $50,000 cash bonus award if he wins the Meijer 300 this weekend as part of Nationwide Insurance's Dash 4 Cash bonus program, which is designed to support NNS regulars, up-and-comers and those who compete part-time in the series. The first of four Dash 4 Cash races was at Nashville Superspeedway in April but because race winner Kevin Harvick is a fulltime NSCS driver that does not compete fulltime in the NNS, the $25,000 cash bonus rolled over to this weekend's Meijer 300 at Kentucky, creating the potential for this weekend's NNS winner to earn a $50,000 cash bonus. In addition to Nashville and Kentucky, Nationwide Insurance will offer a $25,000 cash bonus to eligible race winners at Iowa Speedway (July 31) and Texas Motor Speedway (November 6), with a $75,000 year-end bonus awarded at the end of the season to the NNS only driver with the highest cumulative points from the four-race series.
Meet the Driver ... Riggs will participate in a NNS autograph at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 12, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. local time at the Nationwide mobile display on the midway outside of Kentucky Speedway.
You made your RCR debut in the Zaxby's Chevy last weekend at Nashville. What did you think?
"You should never be satisfied with a race unless you finish the best the car could have finished and we didn't accomplish that at Nashville so it's a little bit disappointing. The best the car could have been was third but we didn't accomplish that because we pitted when we would have benefitted from staying out on the race track. Plus, after that last pit stop the car handled the worst it handled all night so it was difficult to gain back positions. Still, we learned a lot about the car setup and what we need and I think we will be able to transfer some of the things we learned in Nashville to Kentucky this weekend."
What's Kentucky Speedway like?
"I have had a lot of experience at Kentucky through testing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars there. So, really, I feel very confident heading into Kentucky because in addition to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, I've made countless laps in Cup cars. The neat thing about Kentucky is how wide the track is. The entire track is wide from the frontstretch to the backstretch to the corners, so you really have a lot of options for getting around the track."
Will the Dash 4 Cash affect the competition at Kentucky this weekend?
"With $50,000 on the line, the chance at earning a cash bonus will make everyone more aggressive and that is good for both the drivers and the fans. $50,000 would look pretty good in my wallet and I definitely will be thinking about that during Saturday night's race. It's great that Nationwide Insurance puts these types of programs together."