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2015 Xfinity Season in Review: Brian Scott

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Brian Scott, driver of the #33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Sarah Crabill


CREW CHIEF: Mike Hillman Jr. (Xfinity Series in 2015), Chris Heroy (Sprint Cup Series in 2016)

TEAM: Richard Childress Racing (2015)/Richard Petty Motorsports (2016)



TOP 5s: 6

TOP 10s: 18



WHAT WENT RIGHT: Scott had yet another strong top 10 season in the Xfinity Series for the fifth straight year. … Even though he didn’t earn any poles, he was one of the best qualifiers in the Xfinity Series with a 6.7 average starting spot. … Led 251 laps, second-most in his career. … Best part of season came after it was over: he jumps to the Sprint Cup Series in 2016 with Richard Petty Motorsports in the No. 9 Ford.

WHAT WENT WRONG: The frustration continued for Scott, who once again failed to earn his first win in the Xfinity Series. Still, he has earned 20 top-five and 77 top-10 finishes, plus five poles, in 208 Xfinity starts. … Inconsistency was a problem at times during 2015, but Scott made the most of his opportunities.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: This is what Scott has hoped for his whole racing life, a promotion to full-time in the Sprint Cup Series. Now he has the opportunity he’s sought for so long, and driving for one of the most legendary names in NASCAR history. … He’ll have a learning curve, but being paired with Heroy should make for a good combination. In 10 Sprint Cup starts in 2015, Scott’s best finishes were 12th, 13th and 14th – so there’s promise there.

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