Lagasse Jr. Impresses In Iowa NASCAR Race

(Iowa Speedway) June 25, 2017

Nuts and Bolts:
Scott Lagasse Jr. made his debut in the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 3 American Cancer Society/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Chevy Saturday night in the NASCAR Xfinity Series American Ethanol E15 250.

This would be the introduction of the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery and SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ programs with Scott Lagasse Jr and RCR. Scott Jr. has been working to bring attention to the importance of cancer screening. With the help of the American Cancer Society, Scott Jr., will accomplish this, as well as spread the word about the Road To Recovery Program. For over 30 years, ACS has provided more than 8 million transportation services to more than 460,000 cancer patients. The Road to Recovery provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016.

The RCR No. 3 Camaro with Scott Jr. onboard was one of the fastest cars in round 1 of qualifying, and advanced to the final round, ultimately starting 12th in the 40 car field.

Within a few laps of the start of the race, Scott Jr. had gained a couple positions and settled in single file. Overall the team had a fast car in the first segment as Scott Jr. ran inside the Top-10 the entire stage. The RCR pit crew made a fast pit stop and Scott Jr. restarted sixth for the second stage. The RCR team worked well together throughout the race and with only limited sets of tires for all teams, the strategy to stay on the track and not pit except for tires was key.

As the race went on a vibration issue increased and the performance fell off forcing the team to pit and go to the garage area for repairs. The American Cancer Society Chevy would return to the track 14 laps down finishing 32nd.

Push to Talk: Scott Lagasse Jr.

Tough break today, How do you feel about your performance in the American Cancer Society/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Chevrolet Camaro this weekend?
“First of all, thank you to Mr. Childress, and the RCR organization for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 3 Chevrolet, It is truly an honor to be here. Our
American Cancer Society/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/Road To Recovery Camaro was solid. We weren’t as fast as we wanted during practice, but Matt and this crew made some adjustments that improved the balance and overall speed. We showed our potential for speed in qualifying, and we were really excited going into the race. This RCR team never gave up. I am disappointed we weren’t able to get the finish we deserved, but excited to get our American Cancer Society /SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ and Road to Recovery message launched. I also want to give a shout out to Fight CRC as a terrific partner and for everything they do to help the fight against cancer. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at RCR again later this season.”

Scott Jr. will be headed to Daytona International Speedway next weekend looking to repeat his Top-10 finish from February.

About American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to save and celebrate lives while leading the fight for a world without cancer. Until this mission is accomplished, the American Cancer Society will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention. All so we can live longer – and better. Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to their treatments. The Road to Recovery – a program organized by ACS – provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016. You can donate to the Road to Recovery program by visiting cancer.org/screen.

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. 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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