After battling a tough handling Ford Fusion for 500 miles at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Brian Scott and the No. 44 Albertsons/White Tail team are looking forward - and west - to the 1.5-mile track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. The race is the first of the three-race west coast swing and is also a homecoming for Idaho-native Scott in more ways than one. Scott, competing in his rookie year in the Sprint Cup Series, raced in a Cup car at Las Vegas in 2015 and will use that experience to rebound from the 31st place finish in Atlanta.
Scott has impressive statistics throughout his XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series career at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In six races in the XFINITY Series, he has three Top-15 finishes, his highest finish seventh in the 2014 race, and started in the Top-10 for five of the six races. In the Sprint Cup Series in 2015, Scott earned a 13th-place finish. Scott will look to improve on that this weekend in the No. 44 Albertsons/White Tail Ford Fusion and work his way in the points.
Albertsons Companies and Whitetail will team up for the first of four primary races this season - all running in West Coast races. Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, operating more than 2,276 stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners.
Whitetail is an exclusive gated community located in McCall, Idaho, with recreational amenities including golf, water skiing, hiking and snow skiing. Whitetail also is operated under the same management as Shore Lodge, one of Idaho's top getaway locations.
Fans will be able to see Scott at 2:00 p.m. on Friday for a Fan Q&A at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Neon Garage main stage.