Brian Scott's Looking For His First Career Top-Five at Nashville
Braun Racing rookie Brian Scott will have Dollar General back on board his No. 11 at Nashville for the Federated Auto Parts 300 on Saturday.
Scott will be making his third career Nationwide start at the track, where he has an average starting position of 18.5 and an average finish of 20.
He's run two races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, at Nashville. Last season, he ran out of laps trying to catch and pass Ron Hornaday for the win, but ultimately finished second and got the education of his life following the wily veteran.
Scott also picked up his first career win in NASCAR, at another concrete track last season at Dover International Speedway.
Scott's No. 11 will feature a paint scheme for Dollar General's Literacy Rocks sweepstakes, which started on May 3 and runs through June 14 in Dollar General stores.
It's a sweepstake that allows customers the chance to win an exclusive concert experience with Gretchen Wilson or autographed CDs.
Plus, the good folks at Reckitt Benckiserwill donate five cents for every purchase made at DG on Lysol, Airwick, or Finish products and up to $75,000 to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Dollar General started the foundation in 1993 with the goal to improve the functional literacy of adults, families, and youths by giving grants to nonprofit organizations that dedicate themselves to the advancement of literacy.
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $47.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 2.5 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency".
Scott will be racing chassis No. BR51 at Nashville and it's the chassis that he's picked up two of his top-10 finishes in.
He's a better concrete driver than his stats suggest and this could be his breakout race with only two Cup stars in the field.
Scott will have a really good Camry, his Billy Wiburn-led crew will be perfect on pit road, and he should qualify top-10.
He should spend the majority of the race in the top 10, and he could challenge for the win if crew chief Wilburn uses pit strategy late in the race.
But I really think Scott will have a breakout race, like rookie Austin Dillon had last night in the Texas truck race finishing third and we'll see him pick up his career top-five.
Sources for quote and Photo Credit: braunracing.com
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