Brian Scott and the No. 44 Medallion Financial Team return to Pocono Raceway this weekend up for the challenge of the 'Tricky Triangle' in the Pennsylvania 400. Scott's first trip to the 2.5-mile track didn't end as the team hoped it would, when the No. 44 Ford got stuck between gears and caused Scott to hit the outside wall, causing significant damage that required repairs in the garage. The damage also took Scott out of contention by putting the team several laps down.
The first trip to the Pocono Mountains was also filled with inclement weather, limiting practice time ahead of the race. Scott will take the notes from the race in June and look to improve the handling of his No. 44 Medallion Financial Fusion this weekend, getting a solid qualifying spot ahead of Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.
Medallion Financial is a growth orientated, specialty finance company with a leading position in the origination and servicing of loans financing the purchase of taxicab medallions and related assets. The Company also originates and services loans in other commercial industries, and its wholly-owned portfolio company, Medallion Bank, also originates and services consumer loans. The Company and its subsidiaries have lent approximately $5 billion to the taxicab industry and other small businesses. Medallion is organized as a Regulated Investment Company and, as such, is required to distribute at least 90% of its income to its shareholders.
Scott will wheel the No. 44 Medallion Financial Ford Fusion this weekend at Pocono Raceway, featuring a yellow paint scheme with the iconic checkered stripe featured on taxi cabs across the country.
"The incident in June was my fault. I tried to shift gears and missed the shift, timed it very badly entering Turn 1 and got out of the groove and hit the wall and ruined our day. But I felt like I learned a lot, it's a very unique race track and hopefully we'll have better results when we go back. I definitely feel like I know what we need to work on, and a couple of things we can do in the car to get better results. I know you won't be perfect in all three turns. It's about finding a balance where you feel good in all three turns and hopefully not bad in any of them."