SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 5, 2014) - Harry Scott Jr. announced today that
Phoenix Racing has been renamed HScott Motorsports. The rebranding of the team
comes five months after Scott purchased the team from James Finch. As part of
this announcement, the company unveiled its new branding, including a new logo,
website and social media accounts.
"I am truly looking forward to the 2014 season," said Scott. "We have two
great drivers in place with Justin Allgaier and Bobby Labonte, we've partnered
with great sponsors and the team is ready and excited for Daytona. Now that we
have launched the HScott Motorsports brand, everything is in place. We can't
wait for the season to get started and to get back to racing."
Upon purchasing the team last year, Scott pledged to establish a team with
a focus on the future and eventually competing for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
championship. During this past offseason, HScott Motorsports signed Justin
Allgaier to drive the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet SS
fulltime and Bobby Labonte to drive the No. 52 Chevrolet SS for a number of
races, including the Daytona 500. HScott Motorsports also expanded their
relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, which historically has been providing
engines to the team.
Allgaier has four starts for HScott Motorsports and will compete for NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors after finishing fifth in the 2013
NASCAR Nationwide Series championship points. Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series (NSCS) champion, has won 21 NSCS races in his career, which started
in 1991, and will bring veteran leadership to HScott Motorsports this
The team also hired NSCS veteran Steve Addington to serve as competition
director and the crew chief for the No. 51 driven by Allgaier. Jimmy Elledge,
who served as interim crew chief for Allgaier in 2013, remains with the team and
will be crew chief for Labonte's No. 52 team.
James Finch, former owner of Phoenix Racing, has remained a trusted advisor
to the team and will be listed as the owner of Labonte's No. 52 Chevy. The No.
51 BRANDT Chevrolet SS and No. 52 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet SS will both
compete in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on
Sunday, February 23.
About HScott Motorsports
HScott Motorsports was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing. The team is
now owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series. Scott purchased the team from long-time owner James Finch in September
2013 with the goal to develop talented young drivers and partner with dedicated
sponsors to build a championship-contending team.