Brian Scott's Looking for a Great Finish at Thunder Valley

Horn FanSenior Writer IMarch 19, 2010

Braun Racing rookie Brian Scott will be driving the No.11 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota at Bristol, for Saturday afternoon's Scott's Turf Builder 300 and he's ecstatic to get back to racing.

Scott is excited to be heading to Bristol and looking to play a little defense to ensure himself a great finish.

He made his debut start at Bristol in the Nationwide last year. Were he started 16th, ran a really great race most of the time in the Top 15.

Only to get caught up in a wreck not of his doing late in the race and finished 30th.

Scott also ran a most impressive Camping World Truck Series race last fall, were he started and finished fifth.

It's the fourth of five races that Scott and his No. 11 team will need to qualify on speed. I doubt he'll have any problems making the field and with his teams focus on qualifying it should be a Top 15 starting spot or better.

It is also another track where a rookie like Scott will benefit from having a veteran crew chief like Billy Wilburn calling the shots.

Wilburn most definitely will be an asset this week, were he's won eight races as a crew member in Sprint Cup at Bristol.

Wilburn knows what it takes to win, but his No. 11 team will listen to him and Scott will absorb his knowledge like a sponge.

Bristol is all about finding the line your car handles the best in, then survive the carnage and set yourself up for the last run to the checkers.

Scott will be racing chassis No. 27 at Bristol and in its last race, last fall at Charlotte Dave Blaney finished third.

He should have another fast ride, feel he'll have another race were he'll spend most of the race in the Top 15 or higher.

Scott will need too run a smart race, be patient stay out of trouble and set himself up for another Top 12 or better finish.

Now if he runs like he did in last falls O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline truck race. We could see Scott best his career best 10th place finish.