Trouble in Texas Ends Night Early for Brian Scott; No. 11 Dollar General TeamPress Release
Post Race Highlights:
· The No. 11 Dollar General Toyota started 11th for Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway.
· Driver Brian Scott had a strong car throughout the first green flag run before the first caution flag fell on lap 48 of 150.
· After making a yellow flag stop for four Goodyears, fuel and adjustments, the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew got Scott back out on the track in eighth for the restart on lap 52.
· Scott reported that he’d lost oil pressure and was experiencing a vibration on lap 60. His Dollar General Camry began to smoke, and crew chief Kevin Kidd directed him to come to pit road on lap 61 to examine the problem.
· The No. 11 car was brought to the garage. A valve train issue forced an early end to what looked to be a promising run for Scott and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Dollar General team.
· The team will keep a positive attitude and look to reverse their luck at the series’ next event at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night, April 27.
Brian Scott’s Post Race Thoughts:
“We had some great momentum going into this race after our fourth place finish in California. Unfortunately that just got turned around again. It has been a very frustrating 2012. Definitely not the way we wanted to get started, but everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing – they build good cars and their motor program is excellent. We’ll just have to go back to the shop and figure out what happened and move on. That’s really all we can do.”
Box Score Info:
RACE:NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway
DRIVER: Brian Scott
CAR: No. 11 Dollar General Toyota Camry
FINISH: 37th (engine)
LAPS: 61 / 150
POINTS POSITION: 18th (-2)
Source: Joe Gibbs Racing, Press Release
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