On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that Scott Lagasse, Jr. will drive the team’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15th. Sponsorship will be provided by two entities. One is the Florida DOT’s “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” campaign, an initiative designed to bring attention to the safety of cyclists on Florida roadways. The other is the Boy Scouts of America, the 104-year old organization devoted to the development of boys into well-rounded adults. Both groups have long-standing relationships with Lagasse.
Lagasse is very happy to make his debut for RCR at Homestead.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to drive the RCR No. 33 Chevrolet,” Lagasse said in a press release. “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 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.”
Lagasse has two Nationwide Series starts in 2014, both at Daytona in the No. 29 Toyota for RAB Racing with Brack Maggard. He finished 26th in February and 31st in July after losing his primary car in a crash during qualifying that was brought on by a quick rain shower. Florida DOT’s Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow campaign served as the primary sponsor for both events.
In 57 career Nationwide Series starts, Lagasse has five top-10 finishes. His best runs are a pair of eighth-place finishes. The first of which was at Talladega in 2009 with CJM Racing, while the other was at Phoenix in 2010 with Baker-Curb Racing.