LAGASSE HEADS TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE FOR NASCAR XFINITY & TRANS AM SERIES RACES

(Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course) August 11, 2017

Nuts and Bolts:
Saturday, Scott Lagasse Jr. will race in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Trans Am races at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. This will be Scott’s fifth race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, and his second of the year in the legendary No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro with Richard Childress Racing (RCR). first visit to the popular Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course located just north of Columbus, Ohio.


TeamSLRScott Jr. will be working with the American Cancer Society and Fight CRC to bring awareness to cancer screening through his message SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ in both races. On Thursday, Scott Jr. paced the Trans Am field in practice by posting the fastest lap time. The SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/ AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Chevrolet Camaro ran the fastest lap time of 1:24:878, a new track record at Mid-Ohio for the TA-2 cars.

All NASCAR practices and Trans Am Qualifying sessions on Friday afternoon were rained out. NASCAR has added a 45 minute practice session on Saturday morning. The Trans Am grid will be set by season points. Scotty will start deep in the field as he has only competed in half of this seasons races.

Tune in at the following times to see Scotty race at Mid-Ohio this weekend:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice on the NBC Sports App
  • 9:30a.m., TA2 Race – The Trans Am Series Race will be tape delayed and shown on CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:30p.m. EST.
  • 12:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Mid-Ohio, on CNBC
  • 3:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green, on NBCSN
  • 3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Race: Mid-Ohio Challenge, on NBCSN
  • *Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN), Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90

Push to Talk:

“I am excited and grateful to have the opportunity to race with RCR in the No. 3 Chevy Camaro. Although I have only competed in a handful of road races and never at the Xfinity level, I feel confident that together with this group, we can produce solid results.” – Scott Lagasse Jr.

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 (cancer.org) 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 Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and 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.org!

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

About Fight Colorectal Cancer:
FightCRC.org 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 FightCRC.org.

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