Brian Scott to make Sprint Cup debut at Charlotte

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NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Brian Scott is set to make his Sprint Cup Series debut on Oct. 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’ll drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport through a partnership with Richard Childress Racing.

“I’m really looking forward to making my Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” Scott said. “It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I got into racing. I really like the track, and it will be really cool to do that in front of the NASCAR home crowd. It’s a great opportunity. I’m so thankful to everyone at Shore Lodge and Richard Childress Racing for putting this together and giving me the chance to compete against the greatest drivers in our sport.”

Scott is in his first year of driving for Richard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series after a stint with Joe Gibbs Racing. Shore Lodge, Scott’s sponsor on the No. 2 car in the Nationwide Series, will serve as his sponsor for the No. 33 in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte.

“Brian has been doing great with us this year in the Nationwide Series, and it’s always good to see young talent coming up in our sport,” RCR President and CEO Richard Childress said. “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. We’re looking forward to having him in that race.”

Scott is seventh in the Nationwide Series championship points standings on the strength of three top-fives and 12 top-10 finishes, so far, this year. He dominated the Nationwide race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway earlier this month before losing the lead to Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski late in the race.

– Photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR

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