Kansas Speedway Race a Rough Ride for Brian ScottPress Release
Box Score Info:
RACE: NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300
TRACK: Kansas Speedway
DRIVER: Brian Scott
CAR: No. 11 Dollar General Toyota Camry
LAPS: 177 / 200
POINTS POSITION: 9thPost Race Highlights:
· Two cold and windy days of practice on Kansas Speedway’s new surface transitioned to sunny skies and warmer weather for Saturday’s track activities. In the morning’s Nationwide Series qualifying session, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brian Scott secured a third place starting spot for the afternoon’s 200 lap Kansas Lottery 300.
· At the drop of the green flag, Scott quickly moved his No. 11 Dollar General Toyota into second and stayed there until trouble ensued on lap 14. Avoiding lap traffic in the high lane, Scott got loose and spun bringing out the first of 12 cautions.
· No. 11 crew chief Kevin Kidd brought the Dollar General Camry to pit road for a four-tire stop and to make sure there was no damage to the splitter. Scott returned to the track in 32nd for the restart on lap 20.
· During the next green flag run, Scott reported that the rear of the car didn’t have a good feel. The yellow was back out on lap 32 and aiming for track position, Kidd called for a fuel-only stop with adjustments to help with the handling of the car. The No. 11 Dollar General Toyota was positioned 10th when the field went back to green on lap 37.
· Still struggling with the handling of his racecar, Scott again spun on lap 39. After a stop on pit road for four tires and fuel, adjustments to tighten the car up and a check for damage from the spin, Scott returned to the track in 29th for the lap 44 restart.
· Unfortunately, Scott brought out the caution again on lap 57, this time spinning into the wall causing enough damage to the left-rear of his car that he was forced to come in to the garage for repairs. The team worked diligently to get the car patched up, and 30 laps down, the No. 11 Dollar General Toyota reentered the field on lap 86.
· Throughout the remainder of the race, Scott was able to steer clear of any more incidents but still battled with the feeling of something moving around in the rear of the car. Scott soldiered on to finish 26th. He remains ninth in the Nationwide Series Championship point standings with only three races remaining in the 2012 season.
Source: Joe Gibbs Racing Press Release
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