Scott Riggs is a familiar name on the NASCAR tracks after spending four decent seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. An incredible racer at the Late Model Stock Car races, Scott is also a double winner of the Southern National Speedway in Kenley, North Carolina.
Scott was a prolific racer and amassed a massive 60 wins in his years at the Southern National Speedway. He competed in the NASCAR Southeast series in 1998 and posted 8 top-ten finishes in his 13 starts. He became a part of the Craftsman Truck Series in 1999 when he decided to try his hand at the level with just two starts. The races were encouraging and prompted him to go in for a full season in 2000.
The move paid rich dividends as he ended his rookie season in 20th place. In 2001, he went much better and got 5 wins and 14 top-five finishes in his 24 race starts. He got a wonderful 5th place and exceeded most expectations with his performances.
With some sparing appearances at the NASCAR Nationwide series in 2001, he decided to go into it full time in 2002. In 2002, Scott was 10th in the overall standings and took the award for Rookie of the Year. He managed two wins in his debut season and ensured that the next year would be even better as he improved his ratings throughout the season. In 2003, he had 11 top-five finishes and 17 top-ten finishes to add to his two wins. His stellar performance got him the sixth place in the season’s standings and a chance for the big show - the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
With two top-ten finishes, Scott’s debut season at the Sprint Cup series was exactly what it was meant to be - a reality check. Scott had a better idea of what was in store at the highest level of racing in the country and managed a best finish of 5th at Dover. He ended his season at 29th place and was looking forward to a better performance after gaining much experience.
In 2005, he spent his second season with MB2 Motorsports and managed a second place finish at Michigan. Although he progressed in his race results with 2 top-five finishes and 4 top-ten finishes, his seven retirements played spoilsport and led him to a 34th place finish at the end of the 2005 season.
In 2006, Scott had one top-five finish and 8 top-ten finishes on his way to 20th place, his best ever season-end result. He got a wonderful fourth place result that was his season’s highlight and gave him hope for the coming seasons. In 2007 however, there was more disappointment in store for the American as he just managed one top-10 finish in the season. His season ended with a dismal 36th place finish and led to him switching teams.