Scott Lagasse Jr. will return to NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) competition this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. He will pilot the No. 8 Hybridlight/BSA Chevrolet in the Kentucky 300. Lagasse will pilot a Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) as part of a technical alliance with his team, TeamSLR.
TBR AT KENTUCKY – This weekend will mark TBR’s second NNS start at Kentucky Speedway. Ryan Blaney piloted the No. 36 Chevrolet for TBR in the July event. He drove from the 14th starting spot to finish in 15th place. The team also competed in two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events at the 1.5-mile track.
LAGASSE AT KENTUCKY – Lagasse made two starts at Kentucky Speedway in his 41 NNS career starts. He made his debut in 2009. The St. Augustine, Fla., native made both starts from the top-15 and finished in the top-16 in both races. He tallied his best finish of 13th in his track debut.
CHASSIS NO. 503 – Lagasse will drive chassis No. 503 this weekend. This will be the sixth start for this chassis, which was purchased by TBR from RCR’s NNS fleet of Chevrolets. Blaney drove the chassis in his NNS debut at Richmond International Raceway, Darlington Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.
TECHNICAL ALLIANCE – TBR and TeamSLR formed a technical alliance to assist TeamSLR in their transition to NNS competition. TBR will provide chassis and crew, including Crew Chief Brad Parrott, for all three NNS events this season.
Scott Lagasse Jr. On This Weekend – “I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to join Team SLR with Hybridlight and the Boy Scouts of America in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It will be great to be running again in Nationwide and at Kentucky Speedway. I’m looking forward to working Brad Parrott, Tommy Baldwin and the guys at TBR for these upcoming races.”