Medallion Bank to Adorn the Hood of No. 44 Ford Fusion
While this is Scott’s debut in the Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway, he has found success in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. In 10 starts in the XFINITY Series, Scott has one Top-Five finish (finishing second in the Fall race in 2014), two Top-10 finishes and six Top-15 finishes. In the Camping World Truck Series, Scott had one Top-Five finish and two Top-10 finishes in three starts.
Medallion Bank is a Utah-based industrial bank specializing in non-prime recreation loans and prime-credit home improvement loans. Medallion Bank also originated taxi medallion and asset based loans on behalf of the parent company, Medallion Financial. Scott will wheel the No. 44 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion this weekend at Kentucky Speedway in his debut Sprint Cup Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
“Last weekend in Daytona was disappointing for sure, but unfortunately that’s just how Daytona goes and sometimes there’s nothing you can do. I’m looking forward to racing on the new surface at Kentucky this weekend. The track is going to be hot and slick for sure, so we’ll have to take that into consideration at practice on Thursday and Friday. The track is relatively flat compared to some of the other mile and a half tracks that we visit, and that should help open up the racetrack and create more lanes to pass. Not to mention, we’ll be running the same rules package that we did at Michigan, which I felt was really good for our No. 44 Ford Fusion. We were running well in Michigan until we got caught in a wreck that ended our day early. The key will be to stay out of trouble and keep our Medallion Bank Ford Fusion at the front.”
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Aric Almirola and Brian Scott. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force and the “Fresh From Florida” campaign. Scott will make his debut with the team and drive the Petty Family No. 44 Ford. Albertsons Companies, Shore Lodge, Twisted Tea and GoBowling.com will join Scott as he competes for Rookie of the Year in his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Richard Petty Motorsports will also field the No. 43 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.