Lagasse Launches his Cancer Screening Message at Talladega

(Talladega Superspeedway) May 6, 2017

Scott Lagasse Jr.’s “Screen Your Machine” message made its debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Lagasse raced in the No. 24 Young Guns/Screen Your Machine Toyota for JGL Racing.

Lagasse Launches his Cancer Screening Message at Talladega“It was great to unveil my ‘Screen Your Machine’ message to the NASCAR community this past weekend at one of the biggest venues in NASCAR. There was so much positivity toward the program throughout the garage and media. The coverage that ‘Screen Your Machine’ received throughout the race weekend on TV, radio, and online was very satisfying. I hope that my personal story and mission will move people to a potentially life saving step to get screened for cancer. I am hopeful to soon deliver my message on a weekly basis to the 80 million people who are touched by NASCAR every year,” said Lagasse Jr.

In qualifying, Lagasse ran over some debris, requiring the team to make minor repairs and forcing him to start from the rear of the field. From the start, Scott moved through the pack quickly and by lap 11 was running just outside the Top-10. On lap 20, cars in front of Scott began spinning which lead to damage to the No 24. The team pitted several times to make the repairs. With a wounded car Scott was able to work himself in position by lap 50 to get his lap back when a few drivers, just ahead made contact and caused what we call “The Big One” in NASCAR. Unfortunately, the JGL Racing ‘Young Guns’/ “Screen Your Machine” Camry wasn’t able to get through the ensuing melee. The car sustained too much damage to continue.

“Our JGL Racing ‘Young Guns’/ ‘Screen Your Machine’ Toyota was really good all day,” said Lagasse Jr. “We had a car that was capable of winning and that is all you can ever ask for. The guys on this JGL Racing team brought a good race car to the track for us, but unfortunately we got caught up in the mess which put an end to our day. This is a really good team that will compete for wins soon and I want to give a special thanks to James Whitener (team owner) for the opportunity to climb behind the wheel of this JGL Racing Toyota and for his support of my cancer screening message for the fans.”

About “Screen Your Machine”
Screen Your Machine is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he got screened when he sensed something was “not quite right” while training for a triathlon event. Being an athlete, Scott is always sensitive to what his body is telling him. He was well under the recommended screening age, but cancer doesn’t care about your age. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for Fight Colorectal Cancer (FightCRC.org). In addition to launching Screen Your Machine, Scott recently spoke during a TEDx conference on his personal experience and currently is the focus of a National PSA for FCRC. Scotty is utilizing his motorsports platform which includes NASCAR, the Trans Am Sport Car Series and Dirt Car racing, to reach every motorsports fan (represents 33% of all adults in this country) with his plea to ScreenYourMachine.com!

About Scott Lagasse Jr.
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Recently, Scotty launched a mission with a focus of saving lives because of his recent fight with cancer. Scotty decided to speak out, and he is now an advocate for FightCRC, and an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer. He has created his own message as well, “Screen Your Machine.” Scott Jr. is combining his passion for saving lives with his goal of winning races. Using his platform as a professional racecar driver, Scott will strive to motivate people everywhere to be screened for cancer of all types. please visit teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

About Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight CRC is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit http://www.FightCRC.org.

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