St. Louis: Brian Scott preview

- Scott will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Gateway International Raceway. - Scott currently leads Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings by 20 points (180-160) over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - Scott leads all other rookies in laps...

- Scott will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Gateway International Raceway.

- Scott currently leads Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings by 20 points (180-160) over Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

- Scott leads all other rookies in laps completed. (94.1%)

- This weekend's Missouri- Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 will mark the eighth time that Scott will drive the AccuDoc Solutions Toyota Camry this season.

Scott talks unique Gateway

"Gateway is a great racetrack. It's definitely one of the more challenging tracks due to the two corners being so different. You can have your car really hooked up in turns one and two, but then it will be super tight in three and four. You have to play a difficult balancing act so that you can be fast in both corners. If you can't get both corners to roll the way you want, you can just set up for turn four, hoping to beat the other car back to the line. Gateway really allows for some great racing due to the different driving styles that come out during the race. Some guys drive Gateway extremely different from others and being in the corners that long really allows you to change up your style to try and pass."

Scott on team morale

"Moral improves with good finishes, but it goes deeper than that. It's a sense of confidence that comes over the team. Everyone starts thinking to themselves, ok, we can do this. After a month or so of disappointing finishes you start to wonder what you're missing, what you can do differently to turn it around. Everyone on the team goes through that guessing game. When you have a good run or two, it starts feeling like things hit on all eight cylinders and it shows that we can put the car up in the top-five and compete."

Scott on interim Crew Chief Jeff Stankiewicz

"Jeff did an excellent job this past weekend at Chicagoland. He came back a little bit more to what the other Braun teams were doing in terms of setups and it really showed in qualifying when we were all within a tenth of each other. During the race Jeff made some great changes to keep up with the racetrack, but then at the end when we needed to convert the car into a short run car, he made some great adjustments to give me a fast car. Jeff and I have really good communication, which is so difficult to find. You want to have a guy on the box that knows what proper changes to make to the car when you describe the handling characteristics."

Equipment Information

The No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions team is bringing chassis No. BR42 for this weekend's Missouri- Illinois Dodge Dealers 250. BR42 was last seen at Richmond where it qualified 13th and finished 25th.

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Brian Scott