Lagasse Finishes Fifth at Daytona

(Daytona Beach, Florida) Saturday, February 17, 2018

This was a wild 100 laps in the NASCAR season opening Nextera Energy Resources 250 for Scott Lagasse Jr. and his SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™/ American Cancer Society/ Fight Colorectal Cancer/Youngs Motorsports, Jack Wilson Chevrolet Silverado.

Scott Jr. qualified 18th, but would not be content staying there. Once the green flag flew, Lagasse made moves toward the front. He maneuvered himself into the Top-10 during Stage 1, but would end up finishing the stage in 15th.

TeamSLRDuring the stage break, the Youngs Motorsports team elected to pit for fuel and make some minor chassis adjustments to help Scott Jr. with the handling of his SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Chevy Silverado.

Entering stage 2, Scott Jr. continued his determined drive toward the front. He finished this stage in 13th, now within striking distance of the leaders.

With 45 laps to go, Scott Jr. was collected in an accident, but escaped with minor damage. He brought his SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Silverado in for some quick damage repair and asked his crew for a few more needed adjustments to improve the handling.

Once the green flag flew after the caution, Scott’s truck took off toward the front. For the final 30 laps, Scott Jr. raced his SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Chevy Silverado solidly inside the Top-5.

TeamSLR Racing lap after lap in 2nd place, with not enough speed to make a run by the leader, he knew it was going to take a bold move with help from behind. Coming to the checkered flag in 2nd position, Lagasse pulled out of line to go for the win, but didn’t get the help from behind and came up short. Scott Jr. would finish fifth, and continue his streak of Top-10 finishes at Daytona.

“This was a fun race and since we weren’t racing for points, the last move I made was a long shot, but winning was our focus here tonight. Tyler and this entire Youngs Motorsports team did a great job, and never gave up. I just wish I could have had a little help from behind to get them the win that they deserved. Overall, it was a good night in raising awareness for SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™, American Cancer Society and Fight Colorectal Cancer. Thanks to the support from Jack Wilson Chevrolet and others in our efforts to urge people to get screened for certain types of cancer if they are over 50 years old,” said Lagasse.

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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 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 a check-up when he felt something “not quite right” with his body while training for a triathlon. 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).

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

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