Brian Scott will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with a two-race deal, struck nearly eight months after he announced his retirement from full-time competition.Richard Childress Racing announced the move Monday, saying the 29-year-old driver will pilot the team’s No. 3 Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway (July 29) and Kentucky Speedway (Sept. 23). The organization fielded XFINITY Series entries for Scott from 2013-15.
“Can’t wait! Thankful to @RCRracing for the opportunity to work with them again!” Scott tweeted Monday afternoon.
“He is a great friend of the company and did well for us in the past,” Richard Childress said of Scott in a news release provided by the team. “We appreciate that he’s going to come out of retirement to drive our No. 3 Chevrolet. I have no doubt that once Brian is behind the wheel again, he will have the same desire to win that he’s had in the past.”
Daniel Defense will be the primary sponsor for Scott’s No. 3 for both races, completing their three-race sponsorship deal. The Black Creek, Georgia-based firearms company serves as an associate backer of the RCR entry in other events.
Scott drove for six full seasons in the XFINITY Series before transitioning to a Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaign with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016. The Idaho native announced Nov. 10 that he would step away at the end of the season, opting to spend more of his personal time with family.
Scott has two victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He also has five career pole positions in the XFINITY Series and one in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.