RAB Racing Steps Up To Help Nationwide Rookie Leader Brian Scott

Horn FanSenior Writer ISeptember 30, 2010

DOVER, DE - MAY 15:  Brian Scott, driver of the #11 Braun Racing Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Heluva Good 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 15, 2010 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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"I'm proud to be in a position to help Brian finish out the year and contend for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors," said RAB Racing Co-owner Robby Benton.

"Our goal is to put in the best possible situation to showcase his talents. I think the pairing of Brian and Scott Zipadelli and the rest of RAB Racing team will be a favorable combination."

In what has become an epidemic with the young talent in NASCAR not being allowed to properly develop and losing rides for stupid reasons.

This past week, we saw Rookie points leader, Brian Scott lose his ride at Braun Racing/Turner Motorsports and Trevor Bayne running seventh in points lose his ride at Diamond-Waltrip Racing.

With Scott it came down to him being honest, letting his team know that after the 2010 season he'd be moving on, and it cost him his ride. It's rumored that one of the teams, he talked to is Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2011 season.

Sad that a team, regardless that he would be leaving, won't want to be forever linked to Scott for possibly being the 2010 Raybestos Rookie of the Year, and have that on their teams resume.

With Bayne there has to be more to the story we don't know, since he had sponsorship for the remainder of 2010, and without sponsorship for 2011 would be out of a ride.

As a fan of Scott's, I knew he'd land a ride fast and he did with RAB Racing. He becomes the teams 14th driver for the season, they've won with Boris Said at Montreal, and it's a crew chief upgrade as he'll be paired with Scott Zipadelli.

Scott brings sponsor help with him, which has been an issue for the team, and it's win-win for both. At Kansas, Shore Lodge will be on the No. 09 Ford Fusion, and it's a resort from his home state of Idaho.

"I'm excited to be going to Kansas this weekend with RAB Racing," Scott said.

"I'm looking forward to working with Scott Zipadelli and the entire RAB Racing crew. Robby Benton and everyone at RAB have worked hard to get the car ready for this weekend and I'm happy to be associated with such a dedicated group of individuals."

In 28 races with Braun racing, Scott has compiled one top five, five top-10 finishes, and leads the Rookie standings by one point, over Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Glad to see that at least Scott, still has a chance to win the title, that it just won't be given to Stenhouse and he'll have to earn it.

Thanks RAB Racing for stepping up and helping one of the future Cup stars. Definitely will be exciting to see him working with your Zipadelli led crew, and it's a great combination.  

That should lead to some great finishes.

Here's the schedule for Saturday's  Kansas Lottery 300, at Kansas Speedway.

Friday Oct. 1ST

2:00PM to 3:30PM (3:00PM to 4:30PM Eastern) First Practice

5:00PM to 6:00PM (6:00PM to 7:00PM Eastern) Final Practice

Saturday Oct. 2ND

9:05AM (10:05AM Eastern) Qualifying (Two Laps, All Positions)

2:30PM (3:30PM Eastern) Race Start (200 Laps, 300 Miles)