By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @toby_christie
Harry Scott Jr., who owned the HScott Motorsports team which competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 2013 to 2016, has died at the age of 51.
Scott’s family released a statement today saying, “We are shocked and saddened … Harry will be remembered as a loving family man and successful business owner.
“We ask that everyone please keep Harry’s smile, generosity and essential kindness in your thoughts and prayers.”
Scott, who grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, was not born into racing according to his bio on HScott Racing’s website.
Scott was instrumental in giving young drivers chances to succeed in NASCAR’s regional and National levels.
Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Kyle Larson are just some of the names of drivers who drove for Scott in his time as a NASCAR owner.
NASCAR released a statement on Scott’s passing as well: “Harry Scott Jr. possessed an endless passion for racing. Owning cars in the national series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, his crowning achievements were his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championships. The sport was proud to have Harry as our champion owner during that storybook era. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
No cause of death has been announced, but the entire NASCAR world is in shock after the loss of Scott.
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