Brian Scott No. 11 Shore Lodge Toyota
Nashville 300 at Nashville Superspeedway
No. 11 Shore Lodge Team Notes of Interest
. Brian Scott and the No. 11 Shore Lodge Toyota team head to the “Music City” for this weekend’s Nashville 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. This weekend’s race in Nashville is the first “stand alone” event for the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2011.
. This weekend’s 300-mile race at Nashville Superspeedway marks an anniversary for Scott. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver made his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at the 1.33-mile track on April 11, 2009.
. In addition to Nashville being the track at which Scott made his Nationwide Series debut, it also becomes the track at which the Boise, Id.-native will be making his 50th career start in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition.
. Scott has three previous starts in Nationwide Series competition at Nashville Superspeedway. He earned his best Nashville finish during the 2010 spring race in which he scored a 15th-place finish after starting the event from the 13th position. Scott started the 2010 fall race at Nashville from the 19th position but was scored with a 28th-place finish after the engine on his car expired with just 30 laps remaining.
. Scott also has two career starts in Truck Series competition at Nashville with his best effort being a second-place finish during the 2009 Truck Series race.
. Last Race: Scott earned an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway during last weekend’s Aaron’s 312. Scott scored an 11th-place finish despite minor damage sustained on the No. 11 Shore Lodge Toyota during an incident just past the halfway point of the race.
. Scott’s 11th-place finish at Talladega maintained his eighth-place position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings. The finish did allow him to close ground on the championship point leader. He sits a mere 27 points behind leader Jason Leffler.
. Chassis #116 is the car Scott will race this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Chassis #116 is the same car Scott raced to a 12th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway last month. Chassis #106 will serve as the backup. This car has not yet been raced in 2011.
Scott Quotes on making his 50th career start this weekend in Nashville Superspeedway:
“It hasn’t felt like I’ve made 50 starts in the series but I am at the point now where I am starting to go back to tracks for a second third or even a fourth time so it’s definitely nice to be going back to these tracks with more experience. I feel like I’m able to get up to speed even quicker just from getting more seat time. Nashville is where I made my first career start in the Nationwide Series so hopefully we can get a better finish.
“I love racing at Nashville. Nashville was a great track for me in the Truck Series – I finished second there in the Trucks and it’s just a track I feel really confident about visiting. For some reason I’ve always done better at the concrete tracks. I’ve won at Dover in the trucks and I feel like I adapt well at Bristol. Nashville is definitely a track where I feel like I could get my first win. Hopefully we will have a good car and will at least get a good top-five finish or even a win.”
No. 11 Shore Lodge Team
Primary Team Members:
Crew Chief – Kevin Kidd Car Chief – Colan Ingle Engine Builder – Mark Cronquist
Lead Engineer – Kenneth Oates Engine Specialist – Dan Bajek Spotter – Tim Fedewa
Over-The-Wall Crew Members:
Jackman – David O’Dell Front Tire Changer – Nick Krizmanich Front Tire Carrier – Tom Dean
Gas Man – Chris Webb Rear Tire Changer – Rocco Antonino Rear Tire Carrier – Ben Stege
Other Crew Members:
Truck Drivers – Charles Sampson Tire Specialist – Ryan Martin Shock Specialist – Scott Myers
Mechanic – Ben Chase Mechanic – Tony Hamm
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