Brian Scott Looking for a Good Finish at Auto Club Speedway

Horn FanSenior Writer IFebruary 19, 2010

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 11:  Brian Scott poses during NASCAR Nationwide Series portraits at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Braun Racing rookie Brian Scott will be driving the No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota at Fontana for Saturday afternoon's Stater Bros. 300, marking the debut of his sponsor in NASCAR.

Scott will be hoping for a great finish at Auto Club Speedway. It'll be his second Nationwide start at the track. Last year he started 12th and finished 23rd.

He also has made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series there, finishing 23rd and 29th.ย 

Scott, his crew chief Billy Wilburn, and his No. 11 team will be keying in on his qualifying setup for the race.

The first five races of the season are based on last season's owner points standings, guaranteeing 30 entries aย starting spot in the race.

Being on a brand new team, he doesn't have a safety net of having owner points to fall back on and will need to qualify for the race.

After Daytona, Scott sits 19th in the owner points, safely in the 2010 owner standings. Once the series gets to its fifth race at Nashville Superspeedway on April 3rd, he won't have to worry about qualifying if he stays in the top 30.

"I know for a fact that Billy Wilburn will continue to lead us in the right direction and the AccuDoc Solutions team will put a fast product on the race track, " Scott said. "However, it's pretty nerve-racking to be sitting there praying on factors outside our control like rain. Then we are just hoping on a good qualifying number draw to set our destiny."

For Scott to have a good day at Auto Club Speedway, momentum will be important for him, with the track's long straightaways and flat and wide sweeping corners.

Whileย Scott can change your line of entry coming into and exiting the corners to aid in how his Camry is handling on the track, he doesn't want to make the most common mistake at the track by suffering speed loss in the corners. It will effect him on the straightaways and hurt his chances of a good finish.

Scott will be racing chassis No. BR51 this week, a brand new Camry.

He will have a fast car and Wilburn's leadership will be an advantage for him, but he needs to run a smart race and stay out of trouble.

Scott should have another top 20 or higher finish, depending on how well his AccuDoc Solutions Camry is handling in the closing laps.

While in Fontana for the race weekend, Scott and the other Toyota drivers will also be visiting Toyota's headquarters in Torrance, CA to meet everyone in the Toyota TRD center and thank them for all their hard work.

Source for quote: braunracing.com


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