SCOTT LAGASSE JR. MAKES BEST OF CHALLENGES IN NASCAR FINALE

(Homestead-Miami, Florida) November 19, 2017

Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway marks the end of the NASCAR season. Scott Lagasse Jr. qualified and started in the 13th position for the 200 lap race and finished 21st.

Scott Jr., and his RCR No. 3 Fight CRC /Screen Your Machine™ Chevrolet Camaro struggled with the handling early, but was able to show some signs of progress as the race went on. Unfortunately, a penalty for a pit stop violation when a tire rolled away from the crew resulted in a penalty forcing Scott Jr to return to pit lane during green flag racing and resulted in the loss of a lap.

TeamSLR“We certainly had our share of challenges, but I am very proud and grateful for the opportunity to race with these guys at RCR, and to be able to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening. With support from Fight CRC this weekend we were able to continue spreading the message that everyone over age 50 should be screened. I’m excited to be working with Fight CRC and the American Cancer Society in this great cause.”

“Thank you to Mr. Childress, and everyone at RCR for their hard work this weekend. It definitely wasn’t the day that we anticipated, but there were bright spots and this team never gave up trying to make changes to get a handle on the balance of the car.”

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.

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 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.

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