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Nationwide News and Notes: Chad Boat to Run Part Time Schedule, Brian Scott to Run in the Daytona 500

January 7th, 2014 at 10:34 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

The NASCAR Nationwide Series garage had news coming out of it on Tuesday as two drivers announced some plans for the 2014 season. 

'Sunoco Fuel Cans' photo (c) 2009, Nancy Nally - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Second generation racer Chad Boat has announced that he would run a part time schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Boat, who will turn 22 years old on January 30th, is from Phoenix, Arizona and he will run at least 15 races driving a #84 Chevrolet for his family ran organization Billy Boat Motorsports. Chad Boat has run races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, and the ARCA Racing Series. He ran seven races in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in the 2013 season finishing in the top ten four times. His best finish came at Iowa in September when he finished third. 

 "I'm excited for the opportunity to compete at the next level in my career," stated Boat. "We have a great team at Billy Boat Motorsports and I'm thankful for their hard work putting this program together. I can't wait to get behind the wheel of the #84 Chevrolet this season." 

Veteran crew chief Dan Derringhoff will be the crew chief of Boat's #84 car. The team will make their debut at Texas Motor Speedway in April and will also be at the Preseason Thunder NASCAR Nationwide Series testing this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. 

Also coming out of the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage was that NASCAR Nationwide Series veteran Brian Scott will attempt his first Daytona 500 this season driving a fourth car for Richard Childress Racing in the 56th running of the Great American Race. Family company Shore Lodge will sponsor Scott's effort with former Phoenix Racing crew chief Nick Harrison on top of the pit box of Scott's #33 Chevrolet.

It will be Scott's second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start after he made his debut for RCR at Charlotte in October. Scott will drive his second full Nationwide Series slate for RCR in 2014 and it will be his fifth straight full Nationwide season of competition.

Tags: Billy Boat Motorsports, Brian Scott, Chad Boat, daytona 500, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Richard Childress Racing

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