Brian Scott in the pits at Las Vegas powers home a 13th place finish!
Brian Scott earned a career-best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend. The driver made his Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut on Sunday afternoon in the Las Vegas 400. Scott piloted the No. 33 Whitetail Chevrolet in the 267-lap event after he and his team qualified Friday in the 23rd position. Scott said the whole weekend made him proud of his team's efforts.
"I'm so proud of this Whitetail Chevrolet team today," Scott said following the race. "The speeding penalty put us a lap down and my team did a great job rebounding and not giving up. We stuck with it and got a really good finish out of it."
At the race's start, Scott utilized the track bar adjuster inside his Chevrolet SS to help manage his tight-handling condition. The 27-year-old needed a few more adjustments to help the Whitetail machine and the team did just that during a lap-25 competition caution. It was lap 75 when Scott visited pit road for a green-flag stop in the 22nd position and was issued a speeding penalty, resulting in the team losing one lap. Scott battled back to race back onto the lead lap for a majority of the race. On lap 177 under the green flag, Scott took over the 18th position, putting himself in contention to earn his lap back.
The Whitetail team caught the break they needed when the yellow flag waved for the lap 185 caution. Two additional cautions moved the No. 33 into 13th place on the lap 198 restart. Scott held onto his position through the green-flag pit stop cycle at the end to earn a career-best 13th-place finish in only his eighth Sprint Cup Series start.Now Scott say's that he's looking forward to his next start following a great showing at Vegas.
"We're excited about what we'll be able to accomplish at California in two weeks."
Press Release via Circle Sport Racing / Photo: Emmett Byrd