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Scott Riggs Express Notes, No. 09 Ford Fusion NASCAR Nationwide Series Bristol Motor Speedway, Race No. 4

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Scott Riggs, Scott’s Turf Builder 300

Scott Riggs Express Notes, No. 09 Ford Fusion NASCAR Nationwide Series Bristol Motor Speedway, Race No. 4

Jessica Caulder
RAB Racing
March 17, 2010

Race Info:
Event: Scott’s Turf Builder 300
Date/Time: Saturday, March 20th/2:30 PM
TV: ABC, 2:00 PM
Radio: PRN, 2:00 PM
Distance: 300 Laps/159.9 Miles
Track: .533-Mile Oval
2009 Winner: Kevin Harvick

Team Website: www.teamrab.com
Team Twitter: http://twitter.com/Team09_Jessica
Team Facebook: www.facebook.com/RABRacing
Scott’s Website: www.scottriggs.com

Fast & Fun Facts:

  • It’s All About the Fans… In conjunction with the Fan sponsored car in Nashville, two former school mates of Scott Riggs have stepped up to show their support by hosting a “Chicken Plate Dinner” on Saturday, March 20th, at the County Store in Durham, NC. All proceeds will go to Riggs and RAB Racing for the Nashville 300 on April 3rd.
  • On Board with Riggs and RAB Racing: The No. 09 Ford Fusion will carry an in-car camera during the Scott’s Turf Builder 300 this weekend, so get up to speed with the sophomore team as they go 300 laps around Bristol Motor Speedway.

    A Look Back-Las Vegas: Scott Riggs, who started 20th, piloted the No. 09 Ford Fusion to the team’s best series finish of 14th in just his 3rd start behind the wheel with RAB Racing. The 39-year-old veteran also led his first lap of competition in 2010 and “cashed-in” on a top-10 spot in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings.

    Luck of the Irish: St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17th. This day is normally associated with everything Irish from the color green to shamrocks and good luck. Scott Riggs isn’t Irish, but he would like to continue what he considers to be a “good start” to the 2010 season by bringing home RAB Racing’s first top-10 finish. In just his first three races of the season, Riggs has brought home two of RAB Racing’s best finishes; 15th at Daytona and 14th at LVMS. With three top-10’s in five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the .533-mile oval, he shouldn’t need a four leaf clover.

    March Madness: Bristol is the only race on the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in March and RAB Racing heads to “Thunder Valley” for the Scott’s Turf Builder 300 in the highest points position the team has ever held heading into the 4th event of the season. Currently, Scott Riggs sits 10th in driver point standings and Robby Benton, owner of the No. 09 Ford, is 12th. The No. 09 Ford is currently the only un-sponsored car inside the top-12.

    Scott Riggs at “Thunder Valley”: Riggs has 15 starts at “Thunder Valley” in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Bahama, NC native has one pole, one top-5, five top-10’s and has led 56 laps.

    In The Loop…

  • Driver Rating… Riggs has a 116.7 Driver Rating- leading fellow NNS driver Kevin Harvick by a 4.7 margin. The driver rating is a formula that combines the following categories: wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap and lead lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn during a race is 150.
  • Average Running Position… According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, Riggs leads the average running position category with a 5.977 ARP. The ARP is derived from taking the sum of a driver’s position on each lap and dividing it by the number of laps in each race.

    Put Your Name In The Fast Lane: Scott Riggs fans have spoken…The dedicated culmination of Scott Riggs fans would like to reach out in support of the veteran driver in a unique fan-driven opportunity to “Sponsor Scott” in the upcoming Nashville 300 on April 3rd at Nashville Superspeedway. To get your name in the Fast Lane log onto www.teamrab.com.

    This Week’s No. 09 Ford: Scott Riggs will pilot chassis No. 024 in the Scott’s Turf Builder 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is a former Roush-Fenway Racing chassis that Matt Kenseth drove to victory lane in 2006 at Bristol.

    Food City Race Night: Riggs will join fellow NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers for Food City Race Night at BMS on Friday, March 19th. Riggs will take part in an autograph session from 7:00-8:00 PM

    Quoting Scott Riggs:
    St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day is associated with everything Irish from the color green to shamrocks and good luck. Would you consider Bristol a place where you need good luck?

    “Maybe, the main thing is you just don’t want to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and get caught up in someone else’s trouble.”

    In racing, the color green is considered bad luck. Do you have any reservations with the color green in racing?

    “No, I’m not superstitious by any means and I would take a green paint scheme with a new sponsor any minute.”

    According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, you are ranked P. 1 in a few categories. Is Bristol a track you enjoy racing at?

    “I do like Bristol. It’s a place where a driver can hustle a race car to make time and its back to my short track racing roots with hand to hand combat.”

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