Scott Lagasse, Jr. With NASCAR Double In Iowa

(Iowa Speedway) June 22, 2017

Nuts and Bolts:
This weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to Iowa Speedway for the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be behind the wheel of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 3 SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ / American Cancer Society Chevrolet. In his only previous start at the Iowa short track in 2009, Scott Jr. brought home a ninth-place finish.

Scott Jr. will also be piloting the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems / Randco Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway on Friday night in the M&M’s 200. This will be his second start of the season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Scott Jr. finished 7th earlier this year in the season opener at Daytona.

“SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™” (screenyourmachine.com) is a collaborative effort with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and is Scott Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for most types of cancer. Scott Jr. is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he made the decision to be screened (even though he was under the recommended screening age). Scott Jr. is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for ACS (cancer.org/screen) and a National Spokesman for Fight Colorectal Cancer (FightCRC.org).

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 so we can live longer – and better.

Scott Jr. will also support the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program, which provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016. Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to their treatments.

You can follow along for all the racing action on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90. *All times are Eastern

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • 10 a.m.-11:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first practice, FS1
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1
  • 2-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series first practice, FS1
  • 5-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1
  • 6:05 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying , FS1
  • 8:00 p.m.: NASCAR CampingWorld Truck Series Pre-Race, FS1
  • 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Series M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store (200 laps, 175 miles), FS1

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • 6:15 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Qualifying, airs taped delayed at 7 p.m. on FS1
  • 8:00 p.m.: NASCAR RaceDay Pre-Race- Xfinity Iowa , FS1
  • 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen (250 laps, 218.75 miles), FS1

PUSH TO TALK: SCOTT LAGASSE JR.

What are your thoughts as you head to Iowa for the first time since 2009?
“I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the No. 3 SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/ American Cancer Society Chevrolet in Iowa this weekend. I am extremely grateful to drive for RCR in several races this year. I had the opportunity to drive for RCR in November of 2014 at Homestead, but I was too ill to race and instead ended up in the hospital close by the track. That was a tough race to let go of. I’m looking forward to making up for that this weekend. All of the RCR teams have been competitive in Iowa over the past few years, and we expect to have a great weekend. Our guys have worked hard preparing for this, and I can’t wait to climb in and compete.”

Why is the SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ campaign so important to you?
“Cancer affects us all, and I feel extremely fortunate that mine was detected early enough that a couple of procedures and surgery has hopefully made me good for the long haul. I’m passionate about this cause and encourage everyone over 50, to get screened for cancer. I feel blessed that I can help save lives through working with the American Cancer Society and Fight CRC and we are ready to become more visible with the SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ and the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery Program this weekend.”

What are your expectations for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night?
“I’m really appreciative of the opportunity to drive for Young’s Motorsports this weekend. I had the chance to drive for Tyler and his team last year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Without question, there isn’t a harder working bunch in the garage. I’m looking forward to Friday night. Chad Kendrick (Crew Chief) has a lot of experience and I think his input can only make our weekend stronger at Iowa. It’s important for us to go out there in the truck and finish all the laps. Staying in the seat as much as possible this weekend will hopefully be beneficial with solid finishes on Friday and Saturday night.”

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 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 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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