Scott Riggs Express Notes, No. 09 Ford Fusion NASCAR Nationwide Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Race No. 3
Topics: Scott Riggs, Sam’s Town 300
Event: Sam’s Town 300
Date/Time: Saturday, February 27th/4:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2, 4:00 p.m. ET
Distance: 200 laps/300 miles
Track: 1.5-mile, D-shaped
2009 Winner: Greg Biffle
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:
Keep Up the Momentum: Scott Riggs along with rookie crew chief, Ben Gable and the No. 09 RAB Racing team have done what no one else has done before with this team in just the first two races of the season. The sophomore team improved their best finish at Daytona by six, finishing 15th in the DRIVE4COPD 300 and matched that by improving their Auto Club Speedway finishing position by one, finishing 16th in the Stater Bros. 300 at ACS last weekend. The RAB Racing team has had a strong start to the 2010 season, and hopes to carry that momentum forward to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Sam’s Town 300 on Saturday.
Double Down in “Sin City” for a Good Cause: Scott Riggs will join other NASCAR celebrities in the Dale Earnhardt Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament on Thursday afternoon, February 25th at the Stratosphere. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. local time in the Theater of the Star Showroom.
Points Check: Following a top-20 performance at Auto Club Speedway, the No. 09 Ford Fusion owned by Robby Benton moved up one position to 14th; 26 points outside the top-10. This is the highest point’s position the sophomore team has held since its inception into the series (September, 2008).
This Week’s No. 09 Ford: Scott Riggs will pilot chassis No. 032 in the Sam’s Town 300 at LVMS this weekend. This chassis was raced seven times during the 2009 season, most recently at Texas Motor Speedway (November, 2008) finishing 18th.
Quoting Scott Riggs:
Las Vegas is a gambling town and drivers are usually considered gamblers on the race track. Would you consider yourself a gambler?
“I think I’m willing to roll the dice if necessary, but I guess it all depends on the situation. As a driver when you are put in the right situation where you need to gamble, I’ll take the chance and do what I have to do to see how it all turns out. In the situation we are in at RAB Racing though, I feel like we need to play it safe and showcase our potential on the track and save our cars. However, if you can put yourself in those positions to make those gambles, that usually means you are doing something right. I’m not a huge gambler, but I will in the right situation.”
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