Scott Riggs' Past Could Seem Like Something From Days Of Thunder

Misan AkuyaCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2010

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 03:  Scott Riggs, driver of the #36 Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 3, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Scott Riggs will turn 39 this year and has been racing in one of NASCAR's top 3 divisions since 1999.  Like most others Riggs raced late models at the local track.

Here is a video of Riggs winning a late model race at Southern National speedway in 1994 at age 23. 

Another video of Riggs once again winning a late model race at Southern National speedway in 1994 at age 23 is here.

But like all drivers Riggs has also had his far share trouble on the racetrack and has caused his fair share of wrecks. For one look at Riggs' in a not so fine hour, check out this.

That also happened in 1994 when he was 23 years old. 

Riggs spun one car out, then spun another causing a huge pileup which brought out a red flag. All of a sudden a few cars involved in the wreck began ramming Riggs's car and the man that he wrecked came out of his car and tried to fight Riggs.

Upon viewing the video, you would think is right from Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise.  Clearly Riggs became a cleaner more respectable drivers through the years as he has raced and won in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series.

He also has Sprint Cup Series races on his resume.  

But I wonder if any of those guys that were mad at Riggs amounted to anything in racing? 

We'll never know.

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