Scott joins powerful Childress stable
January 03, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Fourth-year driver will pilot Shore Lodge-sponsored No. 2
Brian Scott will join Richard Childress Racing beginning in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series after agreeing to a multi-year deal in December to drive the No. 2 car.
The No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, which became open when 2012 championship runner-up Elliott Sadler parted for Joe Gibbs Racing, will be sponsored by Shore Lodge, a resort in Scott's home state of Idaho.
The fourth-year driver has finished in the top 10 of the Nationwide Series championship points standings for two consecutive seasons, taking eighth place in 2011 and ninth in 2012. He has five top-five finishes and 23 top 10s since his full-time debut in 2010.
"Our goals for 2013 are going to be set at a high level."
-- Brian Scott
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to drive the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series," Scott said in a press release. "RCR has proven over the past 13 years that it can build and prepare winning cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has for a variety of drivers. I just want to be the next name on that list.
“RCR has a rich tradition of winning races and championships at the highest level of our sport and I am excited about being a part of an organization, like theirs, that is committed to winning. Our goals for 2013 are going to be set at a high level and we are going to do everything within our power to achieve those goals.”
Since RCR’s first Nationwide Series season in 2000, its drivers have won 64 races and five season championships. Scott joins Austin Dillon in the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro and a bevy of drivers and sponsors in the No. 33.
"Brian is a strong young talent and we look forward to the entire No. 2 Shore Lodge team adding their part to RCR's history of success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series," team president and CEO Richard Childress said. "The Scott family knows what it takes to create a tradition of excellence so we look forward to making our program a success both on the track and off."