Goody’s Returns to Hood of No. 44 Ford Fusion
Brian Scott and the No. 44 Goody’s team are preparing for anything as the Sprint Cup Series makes the second trip to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. With just five races left in the 2016 season, Scott is hoping for a top finish at the track that can be completely unpredictable with high speeds and close-quarter racing. Scott was on pace for a top finish in the spring race at Talladega but was caught in one of the notorious “Big One” crashes. Fortunately, the team was able to fix the No. 44 Ford and get back on the track but not without falling 16 laps to the leaders.
Scott has experience in the Cup Series and the XFINITY Series at Talladega, winning a pole in the Cup Series at the spring race in 2014. Unfortunately, two crashes and engine problems in Scott’s three starts in the Cup Series haven’t seen him finish on the lead lap yet at Talladega. However, in six XFINITY Series starts, Scott has one Top-Five finish and three Top-10s, earning a second-place finish at last year’s Talladega XFINITY Series race. Scott also has two starts in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing seventh in 2008.
Goody’s will return to the hood of the No. 44 Ford this weekend, their second race with the team this season. Fans will have two opportunities to see Scott on raceday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ford Display Q&A with Brian Scott
Where: Ford Display, Talladega Superspeedway Fan Zone
When: Sunday, October 23 from 9:35 – 9:50 a.m.
NASCAR Fan Q&A on Pre-Race Stage
Where: Pre-Race Stage, Talladega Superspeedway Infield
When: Sunday, October 23 from 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
“Talladega is a track that’s been hit or miss for me and was more of a miss earlier this year when we raced there. I won the pole in the Cup Series in 2014 and finished second in the XFINITY Series race there last year. Unfortunately, I’ve been caught in ‘The Big One’ a few times racing at Talladega as well. I’m looking forward to changing things up this weekend, especially at a track where so many things can change so quickly. The guys in the shop have been working hard on our Speedway cars, and I’m looking forward to racing hard this weekend, being prepared for anything and making sure our car is still there at the end – hopefully at the front of the field.”
No. 44 Goody’s Ford Fusion
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Aric Almirola and Brian Scott. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force and the “Fresh From Florida” campaign. Scott will make his debut with the team and drive the Petty Family No. 44 Ford. Albertsons Companies, Shore Lodge, Twisted Tea and GoBowling.com will join Scott as he competes for Rookie of the Year in his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.