Brian Scott has announced he will be parting ways with Richard Petty Motorsports at the conclusion of the 2016 and will walk away from NASCAR at age 28. Scott has noted that he would like to spend more time with family, despite his continuous passion for racing.
Brian Scott to Retire from NASCAR at Conclusion of 2016 Season
Scott has had an up and down career in NASCAR. He debuted with his father’s Camping World Truck Series race team and earned his first victory in the series in 2009. From there, he moved up to the Xfinity Series for five years but had mixed results. Scott was fortunate to have connections through his father to sponsorship, which took some pressure off and allowed him to move up the ranks at a steady pace. Although Scott never did win in the Xfinity Series, he had 20 career top 5s, including numerous second place finishes, often behind a Sprint Cup Series driver.
Scott finally got his big break in 2016 when Richard Petty Motorsports hired him as a full time driver in the Cup Series. Scott backed up that opportunity with a near victory at the 2016 Talladega Chase race, narrowly finishing second behind Joey Logano. While Scott didn’t have many wins in the sport, he was always raced smart and it’s evident why he stuck around for as many years as he did.
Richard Petty Motorsports will announce a replacement at a later date.