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Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Cardinals5 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:14 am

via Lee Spencer on Twitter

So, that was unexpected.
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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Ben Atkins on Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:21 am

He's only 28 as well... huh.

Must have got fed up of crashing every week :V

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Post by NeverNeutral on Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:00 pm

I think he got tired of his mom arguing about his talent with everyone on Twitter.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:58 pm

Are Corey LaJoie and Ryan Truex still RPM developmental drivers? The only other person I could see moving to the #44 is David Ragan. Might be a smart idea for RPM to just shut down their 2nd team put all hands on deck for the #43.
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Post by Alta on Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:40 pm

Man i had a feeling the Cup run was gonna be disastrous but damn dude.
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Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:59 pm

You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.
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Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:02 pm

NASCARLOVER427 wrote:You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.

What craft, he had none to begin with

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Post by Mother of Invention on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:41 pm

NASCARLOVER427 wrote:You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.

well he ran out of $$$ from what I've heard.
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Post by zfitzwater599 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:46 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Are Corey LaJoie and Ryan Truex still RPM developmental drivers? The only other person I could see moving to the #44 is David Ragan. Might be a smart idea for RPM to just shut down their 2nd team put all hands on deck for the #43.
Lajoie and Ryan Truex are still RPM Development Drivers
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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Casey Lester on Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:04 am

The_Wall_91 wrote:
NASCARLOVER427 wrote:You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.

What craft, he had none to begin with

He had more $$$ than craft.

I didn't despise Scott; I was more happy that he could be my punching bag this season since Jeb Burton (ironically also an RPM driver at the start of the season) left BK. I didn't mind him until last season where he didn't really impress but managed to find Cup starts anyway. That second RPM car has been cursed for the past 3 seasons, but I expected the funding to help the team overall. Sadly, it did jut as horribly as before. I heard he had been likely to re-sign for next season with RPM, but that's out the window now.

As for what RPM should do, I'd say that closing the team is best in the team's longevity. Heard fans saying Gaulding or Buescher to the 44 would be interesting, but Ryan Reed going would solve the Buescher issue at Roush. Then he could literally become the next Brian Scott. Laughing But honestly, good for Scott to settle down and focus on family. Not easy being away from them even if you do what you love every day.
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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Alta on Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:47 am

Mother of Invention wrote:
NASCARLOVER427 wrote:You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.

well he ran out of $$$ from what I've heard.
He had a decent Xfinity run after he into RCR, but he was still not ready for Cup (it sounded like it was a now-or-never thing on him coming up). He failed spectacularly and has probably smashed a chunk of Petty's fleet.

Kinda sounds like Petty was gonna fire him and Scott knew no one was gonna hire him after the season he's had.
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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:29 am

Alta wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:
NASCARLOVER427 wrote:You know Brian, you could've gone back to Xfinity and hone your craft.

well he ran out of $$$ from what I've heard.
He had a decent Xfinity run after he into RCR, but he was still not ready for Cup (it sounded like it was a now-or-never thing on him coming up). He failed spectacularly and has probably smashed a chunk of Petty's fleet.

Kinda sounds like Petty was gonna fire him and Scott knew no one was gonna hire him after the season he's had.

After his tenure at Gibbs, I'm surprised he got a chance at RCR in the first place. I also still think his run at RCR was masked by how good the equipment was there.


All in All I think Scott was nothing more than "Stacy Compton w/ Money" type driver. (Decent in trucks, okish in Xfinity, Crap in Cup)
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Post by BurningThunder on Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:01 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Are Corey LaJoie and Ryan Truex still RPM developmental drivers? The only other person I could see moving to the #44 is David Ragan. Might be a smart idea for RPM to just shut down their 2nd team put all hands on deck for the #43.

I've heard that the #44 will still be around next year, and that Jeb Burton is one of the drivers rumored to the car.

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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:44 pm

That would massively surprise me! Especially after the J Stracher fiasco this year.
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Re: Brian Scott to retire at the end of the season

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:02 pm

BurningThunder wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:Are Corey LaJoie and Ryan Truex still RPM developmental drivers? The only other person I could see moving to the #44 is David Ragan. Might be a smart idea for RPM to just shut down their 2nd team put all hands on deck for the #43.

I've heard that the #44 will still be around next year, and that Jeb Burton is one of the drivers rumored to the car.
That surprises me
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