Brian Scott Slated for NASCAR Nationwide Series Ride with RCR
by Official Release On Thu, Dec. 06, 2012
WELCOME, N.C. (DECEMBER 6, 2012) – Richard Childress Racing has signed a multi-year agreement with Brian Scott to be the driver of the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Scott, 24, of Boise, Idaho, has twice finished in the top 10 of the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings in three full seasons of competition. He finished eighth in 2011 and ninth this past year. He finished 14th and was runner-up in the series’ rookie of the year standings in 2010. Phil Gould, car chief for the No. 2 team in 2012 and with previous experience at RCR as a car chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been promoted to crew chief for the team.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to drive the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the Nationwide Series,” said Scott. “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. On a personal level I think I am going to fit in really well. Richard Childress and a lot of the people affiliated with RCR are avid outdoorsmen and that matches my background as well.”
Located on the sandy shores of the glacially carved Payette Lake, the iconic Shore Lodge is the premier resort in McCall, Idaho, offering a quintessential mountain retreat just two-hours north of Boise. The AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort boasts 77 spacious and comfortable guest suites, most featuring a large private balcony or patio overlooking Payette Lake. Dining options include The Narrows, Shore Lodge’s signature fine dining restaurant and lounge, or for more casual dining and drinks, the Narrows Grill and the Lake Grill. Additionally, The Cove provides a relaxing and authentic mountain spa experience with a full menu of facial and body therapies complemented by immersion pools, gardens, a fitness studio and salon.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of Brian as he embarks on yet another successful year of racing,” said Dan Scott, general manager of Shore Lodge. “The team at Richard Childress Racing has been fantastic to work with and we are honored to have them representing Shore Lodge and McCall with the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevy.”
RCR and its drivers have earned 64 race victories, five season championships and two rookie-of-the-year awards since opening its Nationwide Series shop for the 2000 season. Kevin Harvick earned rookie of the year honors in 2000 and overall championships in 2001 and 2006. Harvick and Johnny Sauter earned the series’ first owner-only championship in 2003. Jeff Burton and Scott Wimmer duplicated the task in 2007, tying Richard Childress for the most owner championship titles in the Nationwide Series with four. Clint Bowyer earned the driver portion of the championship in 2008. In addition to Scott, the 2013 team lineup will include 2012 Rookie of the Year Austin Dillon in the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro and an all-star lineup of drivers and sponsors in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro.
“Brian is a strong young talent and we look forward to him, Phil and the entire No. 2 Shore Lodge team adding their part to RCR’s history of success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “The fact that Brian is an avid outdoorsman only makes it an even better fit. We’re also proud to welcome Shore Lodge to our family of partners. 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.”
For additional information on today’s announcement, and all that’s happening at RCR, please visit http://www.rcrracing.com.
About Shore Lodge Established in 1948 on the sandy shores of beautiful Payette Lake, the iconic Shore Lodge is the premier resorr in Central Idaho and a quintessential mountain retreat. Amenities include The Cove, an authentic mountain McColl spa, and the Andy North-designed Golf Digest “Top 100” Whitetail Golf Course. The course is located within the private, 1300-acre, mountain lake residential community of Whitetail, which offers lake, mountain and golf course-view home sites, contemporary mountain cabins and an array of amenities including a Fish & Swim Club, golf shop & grill restaurant, indoor tennis and fitness facility, plus a play park and Camp Sharlie for kids. In addition, Shore Lodge is situated on the edge of the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States, three major river systems and the best and most plentiful natural hot springs in the lower 48 states. It’s located only 10 minutes from Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine has credited with “the best powder in North America” and which provides life-assisted access to more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails. Visit www.shorelodge.com, www.thecovemccall.com and www.whitetailclub.com for more information.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2013 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios/BB&T Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet), 2012 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) and an all-star driver lineup on the No. 33 team. The Camping World Truck Series program will consist of Tim George Jr. (No. 2 Potomac Family Dining Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Ty Dillon (No.3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Chevrolet).