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Brian Scott To Retire At The End Of 2016 Season


After a 10 year NASCAR Career, 28 year old Brian Scott announced his retirement from NASCAR Thursday. He spent the 2016 season with Richard Petty Motorsports running for Sunoco Rookie Of The Year.

Brian Scott started his career in NASCAR back in 2007 in the Truck Series with Xpress Motorsports and spent his first 3 years with them before moving up to the XFINITY Series in 2010. He spent time with Braun Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Richard Childress Racing.

After an impressive 2015 season in the XFINITY Series, Richard Petty Motorsports tapped him to race full-time for the first time in the CUP Series in the teams newly renumbered 44 car. Despite struggling for most of the season, he picked off a career best 2nd place finish at Talladega Superspeedway last month.

But, Scott is calling it a one-and-done type deal and now wants to focus more on his family and not racing.

“This was a difficult decision, but one that I made myself for my family,” said Brian Scott. “Racing and specifically NASCAR has been and will always be in my heart, but right now, I want to turn all my attention to my family and to be able to spend more time with them. Racing has blessed me with great opportunities, and I’m very grateful for everything that it has allowed me to do, but for me, it’s time to move on. I can’t thank everyone enough who helped me in my career. I would not have made it to where I am at today without their trust and commitment.”

The announcement came after long-time sponsor for him Albertsons Companies announced their ending of NASCAR Team sponsorship after 2016. It’s currently unknown who will race in the 44 car in 2017.