January 10, 2014 — RCR photo — WELCOME, NC — Nationwide Series regular Brian Scott will enter the Daytona 500 in a No. 33 Sprint Cup Series car fielded by Richard Childress Racing, the team announced Tuesday.
Scott’s entry will give RCR four entries for the Great American Race, joining those of Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard. Nick Harrison will serve as crew chief for the No. 33 car, and Shore Lodge — which also backs Scott’s No. 2 entry on the Nationwide tour — will serve as sponsor.
Scott, who turns 26 on Sunday, placed seventh last season in the final Nationwide standings for RCR, with a best finish of second at Indianapolis and Richmond. He has made one previous Sprint Cup start, last fall at Charlotte, finishing 27th in the No. 33 car. The Idaho native will also run the full Nationwide slate for RCR again this season.
The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Feb. 23.