Brian Scott Contends for Top Finish En Route to 27th-Place Finish at Auto Club

Brian Scott entered his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway with experience under his belt. The 27-year-old driver had already competed in the 2014 Auto Club 400 and was looking to improve his finishing position on Sunday afternoon. The No. 33 Whitetail Club Chevy qualified 25th for the scheduled 200-lap event and Scott found himself racing inside the top 20 within 15 laps of competition after the green flag waved. By lap 31 Scott was racing in 16th place continually gaining on the front runners. He raced his way through the field taking over the 11th spot on lap 53. Green-flag pit stops brought the Whitetail Chevy to pit road on lap 61 for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. The air pressure was the right adjustment as Scott moved into the 10th place on lap 78. Another caution brought the No. 33 machine to pit road for four tires, fuel and a tire pressure adjustment on lap 87. The Slugger Labbe-led team gained two spots on pit road and restarted in the eighth position on lap 92. Scott reported his Whitetail Chevrolet SS was too tight taking off and moved to the 12th position. During the long green-flag run, Scott made contact with the wall causing slight right-front damage. He remained inside the top 18 for the next 50 laps. Green-flag stops on lap 137 put the No. 33 machine down one lap racing for the lucky dog position. As others took the wave around, Scott restarted in the 28th position with four fresh tires, fuel and 43 laps to go. The No. 33 Whitetail Club took the wave around on the lap 185 caution. With two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, the Boise, Idaho native crossed the finish line with a 27th-place finish. 

 

Start - 25       Finish - 27     Laps Led - 0  Points - N/A

Brian Scott Quote:

"Man, we had a really fast Chevrolet SS today. If it wasn't for that contact with the wall, we would've had a great finish. Our finish is not indicative to how our Whitetail SS performed. I'm so proud of this team and really looking forward to see what we can accomplish at Texas Motor Speedway."

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