|Harry Scott, Jr.|
HScott Motorsports informed its employees last week that the organization will not field a NASCAR entry during the 2017 season.
"Over the past several months, I considered a number of options for moving forward with the team,” said team owner Harry Scott, Jr., in a written statement. “Regrettably, there are no viable sponsor/driver options immediately available to allow the team to participate in 2017. One thing I learned about NASCAR is that it is a 'people business.' I will forever be grateful to the men and women who worked tirelessly to make HScott Motorsports successful. This includes our dedicated employees, sponsors and partners. We were fortunate to have the support of world-class sponsors like Brandt, DC Solar, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Pilot Flying J, and 5 hour ENERGY. Our racing program would not have been possible without the assistance of Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports, and Chevrolet."
The charter owned by HScott Motorsports and used by its No. 15 team this season has been sold to Premium Motorsports. The charter that was leased for the No. 46 team was sold by Premium Motorsport to Furniture Row Racing.
"I love this sport and being part of it,” said Scott. “I invested in NASCAR because I truly believe it represents the best racing competition in the world and the best people in all sports. Looking back, I will always be especially proud of the unprecedented success of our NASCAR K&N Series teams, including four consecutive championships and for the lifelong friendships that were forged over the last seven years.
"My hope is that we were able to develop drivers that will thrive at the highest levels for years to come.”