NASCAR's Brian Scott Excited about Making His Nationwide Debut at Texas

Horn FanSenior Writer IApril 16, 2010

Braun Racing rookie Brian Scott will have Dollar General back on his No. 11 Toyota for Saturday afternoon's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Scott's excited about making his Nationwide debut at the track in the Nationwide Series and hopes to have another good finish.

He's made five previous starts at Texas in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Picking up two top-10 finishes, he has an average start of 20th, an average finish of 13th and completed 99.4% laps attempted.

Scott's truck experience should help him with being familiar with what to expect handling-wise.

It's also a track where a rookie like Scott will benefit from having a veteran crew chief like Bill Wilburn calling the shots.

Texas is a fast, multi-grooved track that makes for some great passing; the racing is always good and a good handling car is the key to a good finish.

Scott and his No. 11 team will need to focus on getting the handling just perfect on his Camry.

"The track surface has gotten considerably rougher over the years so you have to have a good handling package with a sleek car and some power under the hood to get you down the straightaways," said Scott.

Scott will be racing chassis No. BR51 this weekend at Texas. In its last race at Nashville it finished 15th.

He should have another fast ride. I feel he'll run a smart race, and set himself up for another top-15 or better finish.

Scott should qualify top-15. I feel he'll run most of the race 12th to 13th and in the closing laps he'll battle his way to the best possible finish.

It all depends on how well his No. 11 Dollar General Toyota handles after that final pit stop as to how well he'll finish.

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