Brian Scott Earns Seventh Consecutive Top-10 Finish At Auto Club SpeedwayPress Release
On lap 95, as the field slowed for a caution-flag period, crew chief Phil Gould and the No. 2 pit crew gambled and took fuel only setting up Scott to restart from the lead. Several competitors opted to take four tires, resulting in the Idaho native slipping back in the field.
The caution flag flew once again on lap 111 allowing Scott to hit pit road for fresh Goodyear tires and fuel. Once the field took the restart, Scott set sail back towards the front and brought home an eighth-place finish. The Whitetail Club Chevrolet driver now holds the most consecutive top-10 finishes in all three touring NASCAR series.
Start - 12
Finish – 8
Laps Led – 3
Points - 3
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
“We had a good car and tires were crucial throughout the race. We made a gamble on pit road, and it didn’t go our way, but luckily we got a caution and were able to come back down for tires. I feel like we’re clicking and continue to get better each week. We’ll take the top-10 finish and move on to Texas (Motor Speedway) in a couple weeks.”
Source: Richard Childress Racing Press Release
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