NASCAR's Brian Scott Will Rely on Both Luck and Teamwork at Talladega

Horn FanSenior Writer IApril 23, 2010

Braun Racing rookie Brian Scott will have AccuDoc Solutions back on his No. 11 Toyota for Saturday afternoon's Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Like at Texas last week, Scott will be making his first start at Talladega in the Nationwide Series.

Scott has made two starts at Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In 2008 he picked up a seventh place finish. Then last year he ran a really great race only to get caught in "the big one" while racing with the lead pack and finished in 23rd place. 

While Talladega is NASCAR's largest track at 2.66 miles, driving experience, unlike at the smaller tracks, doesn't matter—it's all about drafting there.

Scott will be relying on some good old lady luck to avoid "the big one," and he'll depend on his spotter to help him navigate his way around the Superspeedway.

He also will have teammates Brian Vickers, Jason Leffler, and Reed Sorenson to provide plenty of drafting help.

With it being a short week due to the rain at Texas, Scott and his No. 11-led Billy Wilburn team should be well preparing for Talladega.

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Scott even came to the shop to help the team, who lost two days, and pitched in helping were he could. This will build some great chemistry for the young team, but it'll also make them a stronger team, causing them to work harder for each other in the future.

He'll be racing chassis No. BR49 this weekend at Talladega. It's the same chassis the team ran at Daytona, were they finished 19th after getting collected in a wreck.

Scott should qualify top 20 or better. He should have another fast ride, but he'll need to run a really smart race to stay out of trouble and set himself up for another top-15 or better finish.

The keys for him will be how well he and his Braun Racing teammates work together and how well the communication is with his eyes in the sky.

Now, should Scott have luck on his side, and the teamwork with his teammates works to his advantage, we very easily could see Scott finish the day seventh to 10th, adding valuable points to his lead in the Raybestos Rookie standings.

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