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Scott to make Sprint Cup debut at Charlotte

September 24, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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Driver has 136 career starts in Nationwide Series, pair of runner-up finishes this year

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brian Scott will make his Sprint Cup Series debut next month at Charlotte Motor Speedway, according to Richard Childress Racing officials.

The 25-year-old will be behind of the No. 33 Chevrolet, which will carry sponsorship from Shore Lodge, when the Cup series returns to Charlotte for the Oct. 12 running of the Bank of America 500.

"It's something I've dreamed about since I got into racing," Scott said in a release issued by the team. "I really like the track and it will be really cool to do that in front of the NASCAR home crowd."

Team owner Richard Childress said Scott had been "doing great" in his Nationwide Series efforts, "and it's always good to see young talent coming up in our sport.

"He's shown a good feel for how to race our cars and that he's qualified to try his hand in the Sprint Cup Series," Childress said.

Scott drives the No. 2 Chevrolet for RCR in the Nationwide Series, and is seventh in points through 27 of this year's 33 races. Winless in 136 career starts, he has finished second on two occasions this year -- most recently at Richmond, where he led 239 laps in the 250-lap race.

The No. 33 Cup entry is fielded by Circle Sport Racing (owner Joe Falk), and has competed in all 28 Cup races this season. RCR driver Austin Dillon has made four starts in the car, with a best finish of 11th at Michigan.

Landon Cassill, Ron Fellows and Tony Raines have also driven for the team this year. The No. 33 entry is 37th in owner points.

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