By Lee Montgomerylee.email@example.com
NNSracing.com counts down the 10 days before the start of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season with our predicted finish of the top 10 drivers. Today, we profile No. 9 Brian Scott
Driver: Brian Scott
Team: Braun Racing
Car: No. 11 Toyota
Crew chief: Billy Wilburn
Quick bio: The 22-year-old was a standout golfer in high school in Idaho, but he preferred driving a race car for his career. He’s come along quickly, running full time in the Camping World Truck Series the past two seasons. He won a truck race last year and finished seventh in series points standings. Now, he gets a full-time ride with one of the top independent Nationwide Series teams.
Why he’ll finish ninth: Scott is loaded with talent, and in time he’ll likely win a lot of Nationwide races. But look for a typical rookie year from him, filled with highs and lows.
Why he might finish higher: Braun has shown improvement through the years, and if the team takes another step in 2010, Scott could see victory lane – and a top spot in the standings.
Why he might finish lower: Rookies sometimes fade toward the end of the season, and if Scott starts slow and finishes slower, he could fall out of the top 10.