Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Brian Scott continuously said he would leave the door open to running a few races if an opportunity to win popped up.
That chance has arrived. Scott will reunite with Richard Childress Racing for at least two NASCAR XFINITY Series events later this season. He will pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet sponsored by Daniel Defense at Iowa Speedway later this month and at Kentucky Speedway in September.
“He is a great friend of the company and did well for us in the past,” team owner Richard Childress said in a team statement. “We appreciate that he’s going to come out of retirement to drive our No. 3 Chevrolet. I have no doubt that once Brian is behind the wheel again, he will have the same desire to win that he’s had in the past.”
Scott left North Carolina on June 7 for McCall, Idaho, where his family owns Shore Lodge. It was the last move in a long-term plan to spend more time with family.
The Idaho native competed in the XFINITY Series for eight full seasons, three of which were with RCR. He finished a career-high fourth in the championship standings with the team in 2014. It’s also the team he came closest to winning with after a dominating run at Richmond International Raceway. In his first season with RCR, he led 239 of 250 laps only to lose the lead to Brad Keselowski with 11 laps remaining.
Scott ran parts of three seasons in the Cup Series with RCR before joining Richard Petty Motorsports for 2016. He announced he would retire from full-time NASCAR competition last fall, opting to focus on life with that growing family.
No additional plans beyond the XFINITY Series have been announced for Scott at this time.