Scott Lagasse Jr. Prepares for Homestead

(St. Augustine, Fla.) November 18, 2015

Scott Lagasse, Jr. will wrap up the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season racing in his home state of Florida at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. Wrapping up a four-race NCWTS schedule, Lagasse will climb behind the wheel of the Alert Today Florida/Pinch A Penny/Beck Chevrolet Silverado.

TeamSLRDespite having two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday night’s race will mark Lagasse’s first NCWTS start at the South Florida track. Lagasse is anxious to return to Homestead after being forced out of last year’s XFINITY Series season finale due to an illness that put him in the hospital just hours before the start. “I enjoy racing at Homestead, and last year was the first time in my career that I couldn’t make a start due to an illness, and to think it was in an RCR car, some of the best equipment out there,” said Lagasse.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Alert Today Florida/Pinch A Penny/Boy Scouts Chevy this weekend. We have had great success together with our sponsors this year and I hope to build on the success this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and carry the momentum into the 2016 season. I can’t wait to show off the new Alert Tonight paint scheme under the lights with another great finish,” said Lagasse.

Friday night’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks Lagasse’s fourth NCWTS race of 2015. In three previous starts, Lagasse has recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes, including a third-place result at Daytona International Speedway in the season opener.

Lagasse will continue his relationship with long-time partners Alert Today Florida, Pinch A Penny and BSA as his Chevrolet Silverado sports their colors this weekend in Homestead.

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“Alert Today Florida” is a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign facilitated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The program spreads the message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” and serves as a reminder to all road users to pay attention, follow the rules, and to share the road safely.

In Florida, more than 75% of fatal pedestrian crashes occur after dark. A new campaign component “Alert Tonight Florida” is being rolled out to remind motorists to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadway, especially at night, and to remind pedestrians and bicyclists to use lights, and wear bright clothing and other reflective items to make sure they can be seen.

Pinch A Penny Pool Patio and Spa is America’s largest franchised pool and spa care company and a partner with Scott Lagasse Jr., and TeamSLR.

The Ford EcoBoost 200 can be seen live on Friday, November 20 on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Pre-Race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. The event will also be broadcast live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Before any racing takes place at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Lagasse will be at Pinch-A-Penny: America’s largest Pool and Spa Supply Retailer Store No. 206 in Cutler Bay, Florida on Wednesday, November 18, from 2-6p.m. The store is located at: 18850 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, FL 33157.

On Thursday, November 19, Lagasse drove 4th Grade student, Jake Nimark, a deserving Boy Scout to school in his Alert Today Florida/Pinch-A-Penny/BSA race car. Lagasse will share his passion for being safe on and around the roads with the students at Keys Gate Charter School.

When Lagasse Jr. is not racing on the NASCAR circuit, he is racing the “Scout Built” dirt late model race car called “Lightning” at tracks around the southeast. Lagasse and TeamSLR have proven to be very fast with “Lightning” and it is always great fun.

Lagasse will race “Lightning” again on December 12, 2015 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL for the Donnie Tanner Memorial Series Late Models-Special Event with Pinch-A-Penny as the primary sponsor.

Stay connected with Scotty by following on Facebook and Twitter as we will be announcing races and events when they become available. Follow Scotty on Twitter: @scottlagasse and Facebook: /scottlagassejr.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of almost 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and 1 million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About Pinch A Penny:
Since opening its first store in 1975, Pinch A Penny has become the largest franchised retail pool, patio and spa company. A family-owned business, Pinch A Penny began with the Thomas family opening a discount store within an industrial park in Clearwater, Florida. This first store evolved into a full-time, full-service retail pool supply store offering everything needed to operate and enjoy a swimming pool or spa. Pinch A Penny carries a wide variety of swimming pool products such as chemicals, equipment, patio furniture, giftware, toys and floats for the pool.Pinch A Penny began issuing franchises in 1976, always promoting its “family-owned” culture. Today, Pinch A Penny is 220 stores strong and growing and provides virtually every product needed to help enjoy a pool or spa to its fullest. The company’s meteoric rise proves that knowledge, hard work, integrity and the care and commitment that can only come from such a labor of love is the greatest avenue to success. Please visit online: http://store.pinchapenny.com

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 teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

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