LAGASSE JR. SHOWS GRIT IN OHIO

(Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course) August 13, 2017

Nuts and Bolts:
Scott Lagasse Jr., fought through adversity over the weekend in the NASCAR XFINITY and Trans Am Series races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Gutsy Performance!
TeamSLRScott Jr. managed the multiple challenges that he was dealt this weekend to impress many with his performance, determination and commitment to deliver as a driver. Late Wednesday afternoon, Scott Jr. would find himself rushing to the hospital as he severely cut and smashed a finger while preparing his Trans Am series car. He would leave the hospital around midnight in pain and concerned with making so many shifts per lap in two races, but feeling fortunate that his finger will likely be ok long term. Scott’s finger will require more attention and possibly surgery in the coming days. The weather posed the next real challenge as he posted the fastest Trans Am 2 Series lap time the next day (a new track record) but would not have the opportunity to qualify due to heavy rains. Most challenging was losing both practice sessions on Friday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series due to the rain. Scott Jr. had never driven one of these cars on a road course and the practice time is critical to get the car and driver optimized.

Trans Am Race–after his initial climb toward the front, Scott Jr. had a spin and a transmission failure to end his race.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race-Scott Jr. climbed from 26th starting position to 7th place with five laps to go but unfortunately was hit from the rear and spun around. He would lose 15 positions to finish 22nd after a truly impressive performance.

Push to Talk:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to run two races this weekend, but most appreciative to drive the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 3 car and work with these professionals. This team, lead by Matt Swiderski are the best. They work smart and they are a group that can win many races. We could have been a little better with the handling, but we made the most of the cards we were dealt with hardly any practice and my inexperience with tuning these cars on a road course. Everything that we dealt with here will make us better as a team when we race at Road America in two weeks. We will benefit from this experience. I want to say thanks to the American Cancer Society for all they do for so many and for their support of my efforts with Screen Your Machine to get people screened for all types of cancer. Together we are going to make an impact,” said Scott Jr.

Scott Jr. will be back in the No. 3 Richard Childress RacingSCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Chevrolet Camaro with Bellin Health Systems as his partner at Road America in 2 weeks. He will also run the Trans Am 2 race there as well in the SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/ American Cancer Society Camaro.

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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