Xpress Motorsports Michigan Truck Race Preview
Xpress Motorsports Brian Scott heads into the Camping World Truck Series Michigan 200, at Michigan International Speedway, with one goal in mind and that's to get as many points as possible.
Scott finds himself fifth in points, in the hunt for the Series title and knows good finishes are important to stay in contention for the title.
Last week at Texas, Scott lost a right front tire, but he didn't lose any positions in the points, partly due to Hornaday having problems as the points leader and Busch didn't race.
"We know that we need top-five finishes," Scott said.
"Wins are great and we certainly enjoyed that first one. If we get together another opportunity to win again we will give it all we have, but if we are going to stay in the points race we have to be consistent and string together a number of consistently solid finishes."
I do believe Scott and his No. 16 Xpress Motorsports team have what it takes to put together a string of decent finishes and it'll start at Michigan.
His crew chief Jeff Hensley will be a big asset for him and his team, since he has competed in several point battles in both the Nationwide and Truck Series.
This will be Scott's second trip to MIS, last year he ran the ARCA race for extra seat time, but just couldn't get a handle on the track in his debut.
Scott usually unloads with a fast truck, needs to qualify well in the top-10, stay out of trouble, his pit crew will be on their game no mistakes and with a good truck late in the race we'll see him battle for the best possible position if he can't win.
Michigan is multi-grooved, it all depends on Scott finding the best line for his truck around the track and how well he goes through the corners.
He'll be driving chassis No. 48 at Michigan, it's the first race for this season with it and from Triad Racing Technologies.
My guess for Scott will be a top five finish, if his crew gets a late caution, we may see him pit get tires and try to steal a win.
Oh I didn't stick in my top five picks didn't want to jinks him.
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