Brian Scott has found a new NASCAR team to call home for the 2013 season.
It was announced in a press release by Richard Childress Racing that the team and Scott had signed a new multi-year contract beginning in 2013. For the 2013 NASCAR season Scott will be racing for RCR in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet.
The new deal between Scott and RCR gives Scott another opportunity to continue competing in the Nationwide Series.
“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 in the statement. “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.”
Scott will be joining RCR after spending the last two seasons racing for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series. In those two seasons with JGR Scott has finished within the top 10 in the point standings, eighth in 2011 and ninth in 2012. He has competed in three full Nationwide seasons.
Joining Scott in the No.2 team will be Phil Gould, who will be Scott’s new crew chief. Gloud, was the car chief for the No.2 team in the 2012 season and has been promoted to crew chief for 2013.
Now a part of RCR, Scott will now take over in the seat left vacant when Elliott Sadler departed for Scott’s previous team JGR.
RCR’s announcement of Scott’s signing comes a day after RCR announced next year’s Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan competing in a full time ride in the Truck Series next season. The team has gone on to sign two new drivers maintaining its chance to compete for championships in all of the NASCAR Series.