NNS: Scott Returns To Site of Dominating Performance

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April 24, 2014 — official release — Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — RICHMOND, VA — In his last trip to Richmond International Raceway, Richard Childress Racing driver Brian Scott put on a dominating performance. He led the entire race — that is until the waning moments when he was passed by Brad Keselowski with 11 laps to go.

Scott came so close to capturing his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory that Friday night last September that the sting of finishing runner up might still be fresh in his mind. He gets his chance at redemption in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250.

Through the first seven races of 2014, Scott has one top-10 finish (a seventh at Las Vegas), but has not finished lower than 17th, averaging a personal-best 12.0 finishing position. He currently ranks sixth in the standings, 46 points behind leader Chase Elliott.

In nine series starts at Richmond, Scott’s only top-10 finish came in the fall race last year. His average finish in his first eight starts at the .75-mile track is 25.9. In last year’s race, he started on the pole before leading the first 239 laps of the 250-lap affair. The 239 are the only laps he has led at Richmond, and account for the majority of the laps Scott led throughout the entire 2013 campaign in which he paced the field for a total of 254 laps.

The Richmond race will be a milestone event for Richard Childress Racing. With four drivers – Cole Conley, Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Scott – entered, it will mark the 1,000th start for the organization in the Nationwide Series.

The entire outfit is having a solid start to the 2014 season with three full-time drivers currently running in the top seven in the standings. In addition to Scott’s sixth-place ranking, Dillon is fourth (-23) with Gaughan seventh (-56). Richmond will only be Conley’s third career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series ToyotaCare 250 takes the green flag Friday night at 7:00 PM Eastern, with live coverage on ESPNews and the Motor Racing Network.

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