Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway …Brian Scott and the No. 2 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro will race Richard Childress Racing chassis No. 148 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250. This chassis made its debut at Kentucky Speedway, qualifying fifth and bringing home Scott’s seventh top-10 finish of the season.
Scott at Indianapolis … In two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the famed 2.5-mile speedway, Scott has an average starting position of 13th and an average finish of eighth. His best performance was during last season’s event as Scott lead in the closing laps of the race, finishing second.
#Dash4Cash … In the second round of the Nationwide Insurance Dash4Cash program, Brian Scott and his No. 2 RCR team captured the $100,000 bonus as the highest of the four qualified drivers with a sixth-place finish. Scott’s win automatically transfer’s him to the third round of the Dash4Cash running this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chart Topper … Brian Scott continues to lead the Nationwide Series regulars with a 6.9 average starting position, and the most laps spent inside the top-15 (3,005, 94.4 percent). Currently fifth in the driver point standings only 47 points out of the lead, the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team has finished 17th or better in 17 of the 18 races this season. He has earned two pole positions at Richmond International Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff … This weekend the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro team welcomes back partner Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, America’s original and best-selling, tobacco-free smokeless snuff. SMS joined Scott as primary sponsor at Iowa Speedway in May. IMS marks the second of a five primary-race partnership for the world’s largest tobacco-free smokeless company,
What are your points? … Brian Scott and his No. 2 RCR Chevrolet Camaro team enter Indianapolis Motor Speedway fifth in the Nationwide Series driver point standings.
Rearview Mirror … Brian Scott started the weekend off right at Chicagoland Speedway by collecting his fourth career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole and second at the 1.5-mile speedway for the EnjoyIllinois.com 300. Scott would lead the opening 20 laps before reporting his Shore Lodge Chevrolet was tight in the center of the corners. The team crossed the finish line in the sixth position and earned the Dash4Cash bonus at Chicagoland Speedway.
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTES:
Talk about your thoughts on returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
“Indianapolis is a great race track. Still one of my favorite memories is taking the lead with six laps to go, battling and almost winning last year. Unfortunately, the 54 got back by us and we finished second. It was exciting and I feel like that is a place normally owned by cup regulars who come down to race in the Nationwide Series. If anyone can beat them, I think our Shore Lodge team can. Our team is strong and we’ll keep plugging away till we get that victory.
The Nationwide Series is in the middle of an 18-week race stretch, how does your team prepare for that?
“This is the part of the season where we separate the men from the boys. The week-in-week out, diversity in the schedule – superspeedway, short track, road-course racing, it’s going to really test the strength of programs. The group of experienced guys like we have on this RCR team is seasoned. They know. They are ready and prepared. We’ve got a good fleet of cars back at the shop and we haven’t torn up a lot of stuff, so far, in the season. I think we are ready and equipped to battle through the hot summer months.”
NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice Update:
Practice 1: 16th-quick (50.62 seconds/177.76mph)
Final Practice: 2nd-quick (50.39 seconds/178.58mph)
Qualifying: Saturday, 12pm ET on FOX Sports 1
Race: Saturday, 4:30pm ET, ESPN