(St. Augustine, Fla.) May 16, 2015

Charlotte’s racetrack sports a reputation for being the “Best Place to See the Race,” and Friday night’s NC Education Lottery 200, was a race to be seen. Lagasse Jr. continued to stay focused on the track, while he made this third start this season in the NACAR Camping World Truck Series. Lagasse Jr. again partnered with NTS Motorsports to race at Charlotte.

The Camping World Truck Series held practice Thursday evening. Lagasse Jr. got a feel for the mile and a half track. The No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado took part in two practice session on Thursday evening, to prepare for the 200 mile race on Friday night. In the first session the No. 31 Silverado posted a lap time 30.151 seconds around the 1.5 mile track. Lagasse Jr. and his NTS Motorsports crew finished the practice session in seventh. In the second and final practice session for the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, Lagasse laid down a lap of 29.889 seconds. This resulted in a second fastest lap time for Lagasse and the NTS Motorsports team.

Before qualifying, Lagasse Jr. TeamSLRwent to the Chevy Display in the midway for a Q&A and to meet with loyal NASCAR fans.

Qualifying for the NC Education Lottery 200 took place just hours before the race. For the third time this season, Lagasse Jr. and his NTS Motorsports team advanced to the third round of knockout qualifying. Lagasse Jr. would qualify in the 6th spot. It would later be announced that two cars ahead of Lagasse Jr. would have to drop to the rear of the field due to illegal lap times. This meant Lagasse Jr. would start fourth when the green flag would wave to start the race.

When race time finally came, Lagasse Jr. got in his No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado for 200 miles of high adrenaline driving on the quad-oval track. Lagasse Jr. would advance as high as the second position during the race. He and his team fought an ill handling Chevrolet Silverado all night long. However, Lagasse Jr. was in the top-10 all night long.

Holding his starting spot until TeamSLRthe first caution flag of the night on lap 21, Lagasse Jr. explained that his Chevy started the race free all around, but eventually tightened up as the run progressed. Crew chief Chris Rice provided his driver with four tires, fuel and a track-bar adjustment, and Lagasse Jr. restarted in the seventh spot on lap 26. Lagasse Jr. initially reported that his truck felt better after the adjustments, but by lap 49, his machine was loose in and tight on exit. Scored in the eighth position, a yellow flag on lap 64 gave his NTS Motorsports crew a chance to service Lagasse Jr. with four fresh tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment. Following the adjustments, Lagasse found his Chevy Silverado to be extremely loose, and kissed the wall on lap 98. However, the St. Augustine, Florida native persevered until the caution was displayed on lap 106 with Lagasse Jr. in the 12th position. Asking Rice to tighten him back up, the NTS Motorsports crew made a track-bar adjustment in addition to fresh tires and fuel. Another caution quickly followed seven laps later, and wild three-wide racing on the lap 122 restart allowed Lagasse to advance as high as the ninth position.

A caution just prior to the white flag bunched up the field and sent the race into overtime with a Green/White/Checkered restart on lap 138. On the restart, Lagasse Jr. drove his truck down into turn one hard making it three-wide, and advancing his position

Drivers could see the checkered flag, and made one final move to try and advance their position. Contact was made between a few trucks, sending then into a spin. Scotty crossed the start/finish line in the 12th position.

“It was a good run for our NTS Motorsports Chevy Silverado. We had a solid top-ten place truck all night long. I cannot thank Bob and Brennan Newberry, and this entire NTS Motorsports team enough for all of their hard work this weekend at Charlotte. This team didn’t quit all the way until the checkered flag flew,” said Lagasse Jr.

You can stay informed on Scotty’s and TeamSLR’s plans by following on Facebook and Twitter as we will be announcing races and events when the become available. Follow Scotty on Twitter: @scottlagasse and Facebook: /scottlagassejr.

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About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

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