Scott Riggs, who is currently competing part-time in all three of NASCAR’s top-tier series, has been competing at NASCAR’s upper levels since 1999. Learn more about this driver’s past accomplishments in this week’s Fast Facts.
Russell Scott Riggs was born January 1, 1971 in Bahama, North Carolina. He began racing motorcycles at age 14 in the American Motorcycle Association, winning the North Carolina state championship two straight years. He moved up to four wheels at age 17, racing in the NASCAR mini stock division; Riggs moved up to Late Models and was a two-time champ at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC.
Riggs made his top-tier debut in the Craftsman (now Camping World) Truck Series in 1999, where he raced for parts of the next two seasons. He moved up a level to the Busch (now Nationwide) Series in 2002, winning rookie of the year that season and being voted Most Popular Driver in the series the following season.
In 2004, Riggs joined MB2 Motorsports in the Cup Series; he spent two seasons there before moving with his sponsor, Valvoline, to Evernham Motorsports in 2006. He left Evernham Motorsports following the 2007 season, signing to drive for Haas CNC Racing, a ride that lasted only one season, as the team became Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009.
In the Cup Series, Riggs has also driven for Tommy Baldwin Racing, Keyed-Up Motorsports, Whitney Motorsports and his current team, XXXtreme Motorsports. He also continues to drive in the Nationwide Series for numerous teams and for RBR Racing in the Truck Series.
Riggs has three poles and 16 top 10 finishes on his Cup Series resume, as well as three poles and four wins in the Nationwide Series and five poles and five wins in the Truck Series.
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