Brian Scott and the No. 33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet team qualified in the 16th position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400 at Kansas Speedway. In his Sprint Cup debut at the 1.5-mile track, the 28-year-old driver raced in and around the top 20 for the first 100 laps of the race as they battled with handling issues, namely a lack of front turn on his Chevrolet SS. During pit stops on lap 110 and 156, the Shore Lodge team made minimal adjustments with both stops including four fresh tires and fuel. Scott picked up positions battling as high as 11th and not falling outside of the top 20. A two-tire stop on lap 174 left the Boise, Idaho native loose during the run, but he continued to keep lap times with the leaders and maintained his position inside the top 15. The No. 33 machine made another stop on pit road during a green-flag pit stop cycle taking four fresh Goodyear tires, fuel and no additional adjustments. The green-flag cycle left the team one lap short to the leader. Scott took the wave around on lap 246 under caution to regain the lead lap position. With 20 laps to go, the Shore Lodge Chevrolet took the green in the 14th position. A final caution period with five laps to go brought the team back to pit road for a final four-tire stop. The green-white-checkered finish allowed Scott to make his final charge and gain two positions before crossing the finish line 12th. This result marks a career high for Scott in the Sprint Cup Series.
Start - 16 Finish - 12 Laps Led - 0 Points - N/A
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
"I am really proud of the effort of our Shore Lodge Chevrolet team today. This team did a great job all weekend and we fought hard the entire race. This gives us good momentum to head into Texas Motor Speedway for our final Sprint Cup race of the year."
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