Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff was proud to partner with Richard Childress Racing driver, Brian Scott, in our first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway last weekend. The 26-year-old, recently married, driver had an impressive showing in his debut in the “green machine” so we wanted to formerly introduce you to the guy behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Camaro.
Born and Raised… Brian Scott was born on January 12, 1988 in Boise, Idaho to Joe and Sheryl Scott. He is currently 26-years-old and for all you Idahoans out there, Brian recently became the first Idaho native to make a debut in the Daytona 500.
Fast Forward… Brian was married in December, 2013 to wife, Whitney, and the couple just announced they are expecting their first child in November, 2014.
Our kind of guy… An avid outdoorsman, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing when he is away from the track. He has been known to take some of those sports to the “extreme” level, including helicopter skiing. In addition to a natural born athlete, Scott graduated from high school as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA.
Born Racer… Brian began racing competitively at the young age of 12. One of his early career highlights came at the 360 Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington when he competed against an elite field of dirt racers to finish an impressive second. This was the turning point in Scott’s career – confirming he had the talent to compete in the highest levels of racing.
NASCAR Birth… Scott moved east to North Carolina in 2006 to make the jump from dirt track racing to asphalt ovals, splitting his time racing between USAR Pro Cup and Late Models. Scott made his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2007 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Xpress Motorsports and went on to compete in seven Truck Series event that year.
Brian has continued to impress us with his skills. Here are a few of his career highlights:
- 2008: First full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Brian finished second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings with two top-five and seven top-10 finishes
- 2009: Claimed his first Truck Series win at Dover International Speedway and finished seventh in the Truck Series point standings with one win, seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes
- 2010: First full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Joe Gibbs Racing. Earned one top-five and five top-10 finishes and finished second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle
- 2011: Earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series pole award at Chicagoland Speedway and accumulated two top-five and seven top-10’s, finishing eighth in the championship points battle
- 2012: In his third full-time season in the Nationwide Series, Scott finished ninth in the season-ending points battle with two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes
- 2013: Scott joined Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In 33 starts Scott accumulated one pole at Richmond International Raceway, three top-five and 13 top-10 finishes
- 2014: While competing full-time in the Nationwide Series for RCR, Scott will also run a limited schedule in the NASCAR Sprint Cut Series. Scott earned his first Sprint Cup Series pole award at Talladega Superspeedway in May
Recent Racer Quote. “Doesn’t matter what kind of day I have, she always puts a smile on my face and reminds me what’s really important in life.” (Commenting about his daughter, Brielle).
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