The comedown came quick for Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott at Talladega Superspeedway.
Just hours after he’d claimed his inaugural Sprint Cup pole for tomorrow’s Aaron’s 499, Scott was involved in an eight-car incident on Lap 62 of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312.
Scott was tapped in the left-rear bumper in Turn 3 by Trevor Bayne, which sent him into another car on the inside and then back up into the wall to collect Bayne, Brendan Gaughan, and Ty Dillon. Also involved in the incident were early race leader Ryan Reed, Kyle Larson, Robert Richardson and Mike Harmon.
Neither Scott or Childress were pleased with Bayne’s driving. Some of the reporters at Talladega were able to capture their frustration over the team radio.
“Anybody that’s done superspeedway racing [knows] you can’t do that,” Scott said later to ESPN. “It turns them immediately…Stupid move, and at halfway through the race, there was no need for it.
“It wrecked a lot of good cars [and] tore up a lot of stuff, and it’s unfortunate when you’re a victim of stupidity…I hated it. That Chevrolet was feeling good out front.”
We’ll have more on today’s race later on MotorSportsTalk.