Brian Scott Goes to the Extreme When He's Not Racing in the Truck Series

Horn FanSenior Writer IMay 8, 2009

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11:  Brian Scott, driver of the #16 Albertsons Toyota, poses for NASCAR Camping World Series headshots at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2009 in Daytona, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Brian Scott isn't your typical cookie cutter NASCAR driver, but with him partaking in extreme hobbies he's not your ordinary guy either.

Scott currently drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, for his family-owned team Xpress Motorsports team and is very talented.

When the 21-year-old kid is not racing the No. 16 Albertson's Toyota and it's an off-weekend you just might find him taking part in helicopter skiing. That's where you're dropped from a helicopter onto an uncharted mountain and you ski back down.

Or you might catch him riding his snowmobile up hills that have the potential for avalanches.

"I'm just not the typical person, I don't think," said Scott, a native of Boise, Idaho.

"I enjoy doing a lot of things and try to take what life has to offer. I want to get a lot of experience in."

He gets his love of skiing, snowmobiling, bungee jumping, and other activities from his father, Joe Scott, a former jet boat racer.

Scott believes his love of extreme sports has helped him on the track. Since he's used to adrenaline rushes and elevated heart rates, it'll help him in a tight spot on the race track.

"The more times you are in that situation where your heart is pumping a lot faster and you know the adverse effects it has on you, it helps." 

"You learn to make better decisions under the gun."

"If you're inexperienced with that and don't know what the right thing to do is or how to take control of everything going through your head or body, it hurts you."

Much like all the other NASCAR drivers, even with his extreme endeavors, his family has been right their with him having fun along the way.

Doesn't matter if it's on a ski slope or racing the No. 16 truck they're supporting him.

Scott and his dad traveled around racing, they didn't run full-time in any one series and enabled them to stay out of the politics in racing.

Because of that experience, he's been able to adapt well to various types of race cars.

Now with Scott's racing career, he is doing so well running full-time in NCWTS and running four Nationwide Series races in 2009.

His extreme hobbies have taken a back seat not only to his racing career, but also the education he's getting from learning how to run a race team.

I admire Scott for his extreme side and I think he's crazy to try a few of them, but then again being a roller coaster enthusiast, I have heard people say that line to me.