Scott Lagasse Jr. Returns to JGL Racing’s No. 24 Toyota for Talladega
DENVER, NORTH CAROLINA (May 3, 2017) – JGL Racing is proud to announce that Scott Lagasse Jr. returns to the team for this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Lagasse Jr., a native of St. Augustine, Florida will pilot the No. 24 “Young Guns” Toyota in the running of the Sparks Energy 300 at the 2.66-mile track.
“I’m excited to get back in the No. 24 Toyota for JGL Racing”, stated Lagasse, Jr. “This team has worked hard to make this possible and I am grateful for the opportunity Mr. Whitener has given me. I hope we can duplicate the success we had earlier this season at Daytona and get the No. 24 Toyota Camry to the front. We will also have ‘Screen Your Machine’ on the car which is a very personal program for me. I love racing at Talladega and I’m anxious to get there.”
Lagasse Jr. will be making his 63rd career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and his third career NXS start at Talladega with a career best finish of eighth back in the 2009 season. Scott finished sixth in his first race in the No. 24 Toyota which occurred at the 2017 season opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
“It is great to have Scott back with us for this week in Talladega”, added JGL Racing team owner James Whitener. “He did a tremendous job for us in Daytona and gave us our best finish of the season thus far. The guys on the team are as equally excited to have him back in the No. 24 Toyota and we look forward to another successful race this weekend.”
Screen Your Machine is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he got screened when he sensed something “not quite right” while training for a triathlon event. Being an athlete, Scott was sensitive to what his body was telling him. He was well under the recommended screening age, but cancer doesn’t care about your age. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for Fight Color Rectal Cancer (FightCRC.org). In addition to launching Screen Your Machine, Scott recently spoke during a Ted Talk conference on his personal experience and currently is the focus of a National PSA for FCRC. Scotty is utilizing his motorsports platform which includes NASCAR, the Trans Am Sport Car Series and Dirt Car racing, to reach every motorsports fan (represents 33% of all adults in this country) with his plea to Screen Your Machine! For more information please visit www.ScreenYourMachine.com
The running of the Sparks Energy 300 will be Saturday May 6th and can be seen LIVE on FOX at 1:00 pm ET. It can also be heard on Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90.