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Scott Lagasse Jr. to Race in the Ford Ecoboost 300 for RCR

Scott Lagasse Jr. to Race in the Ford Ecoboost 300 for RCR

by October 30, 2014 0 comments

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WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing announced on Wednesday that Scott Lagasse Jr. will pilot their No. 33 Chevrolet in the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two weeks.

Lagasse Jr. will bring with him sponsorship from Alert Today Florida and from the Boy Scouts of America to the No. 33 car for this one-off race to cap off the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.

Lagasse Jr., a native of St. Augustine, Florida, competed for RAB Racing in both races at Daytona this season – those two races being his lone starts in the Nationwide Series this season.

In two career starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Lagasse Jr. has a 37th-place finish that came with CJM Racing in 2008 and a 20th-place finish that was with a self-owned car in 2012.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to drive the RCR No. 33 Chevrolet,” Lagasse said. “Mr. Childress runs a first class organization, from his team all the way down to the equipment he provides for them. Everyone at TeamSLR is excited to work with Mr. Childress, Nick [Harrison, the No. 33’s crew chief] and all the guys over at RCR. We’re looking forward to seeing all the Boy Scouts at the race cheering us on and also delivering the Alert Today Florida pedestrian and bicycle safety message.

 “I am a cyclist, as are many NASCAR drivers. It’s important for everyone to remember traffic laws were designed to keep everyone safe, especially more vulnerable road users like pedestrians and bicyclists. So while you’re driving to work to school or even to the speedway, watch for us. Cyclists have a right to be there too, so please share the road and help keep us safe.”

Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro has competed in 19 races thus far this season with Cale Conley driving the car in 11 races, Paul Menard in seven, and Matt Crafton for one – going to victory lane with Menard at Michigan in June.

Kyle Pokrefky
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