Brian Scott's in a Good Spot with Braun Racing
Brian Scott's making the move from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010 with Braun Racing.
Scott will be driving the No. 11 Acc Doc Solutions Toyota. He's all set for his rookie campaign, and thrilled for the opportunity.
"Well, I'm very excited to be able to announce I'm going to be running the Nationwide Series for the full year, going for the Rookie-of-the-Year again," he said.
"It's awesome to be able to progress, take the next step in my career, and hopefully have a season like I had this year in the Camping World Truck Series. I got to experience a lot of success, be a weekly contender. That's all you can ask for moving up."
He's joining one of the few remaining successful independent teams in the Nationwide Series.
One which just continues to flourish, holding it's own, and keeps growing competing against several Cup-oriented teams. It's a great pairing, the young talented Scott with Braun Racing, and one that will be exciting to watch this season.
While Scott's still learning, he feels the seven Nationwide races he ran last year, and his performance in his Truck career will be beneficial to him as he gains more experience.
He'll also will benefit that he's still with Toyota, since the manufacturer really likes Scott and would hate to lose him to another manufacturer.
Braun has brought in veteran crew chief Bill Wilburn to lead Scott and his No. 11 team. He has over 25 years of pit road experience in NASCAR.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will also help Scott's learning curve and his adjustment to the new car.
"You know, the equipment is different between the truck and the Nationwide car. Aerodynamics affect them both incredibly different," said Scott. "So it be a big help having Wilburn to lean on and gives us a greater chance for success".
Scott will also have to adapt to new surrounds being at Braun, but his experience from his family owned Xpress team will make this a easy adjustment for him.
He does have two crew members from his Xpress team, that made the move with him to Braun, and gives him a little familiarity for him on the team. Other wise, it's a new team, that he'll build chemistry with.
I'm excited for Scott and Braun Racing, as I think they are perfectly matched, and it's one that we may very well see in Cup together one day.
It also has me planning on watching the NNS full-time again. Something I haven't done since Bobby Labonte drove the No. 44 Slim Jim car in the Series.
Scott is also my Raybestos Rookie pick in the NNS. He's a tremendously talented driver, who should have an easy transition to the series and finish top-10 to 12th point wise.
It also will bring a few changes to my Truck Series pieces, as I'm planning to keep writing about Scott.
Sources for quotes: catchfence.com & braunracing.com
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