Shocking the entire community in an unexpected post, the young driver confessed racing had “taken its toll” on him.
“First, I want to say thank you for the support, friendship and good memories made. My decision to end one chapter in my life and change my focus going forward was not a decision I made or approached lightly,” the letter begins.
Racing competitively since the ripe age of 12, Brian Scott found success early on with racing and that passion grew into a great career for him. He most recently competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing for Richard Petty Motorsports.
In an unexpected tweet this morning, the 28-year-old Idaho native announced his retirement with a photo of a typed letter, citing multiple reasons for his choice and saying racing had “taken its toll” on him.
“Racing has always been a passion of mine, and that will never change,” His announcement continues. “The Sprint Cup Series schedule has take it’s toll on me and caused me to re-evaluate what I want in life for myself and for my family.”
In just about a week’s time, Brian Scott will retire from racing in order to spend more time with his family and put them first.
This is a shocking career move for the young racer and one that has industry watchdogs baffled. Scott ends his letter on a sincere thank you to all of his fans, friends, and supporters throughout the year.
See his full tweet below and watch a video of one of his big crashes in the video below.
Thank you all. pic.twitter.com/oqqg3jW3Xn
— Brian Scott (@bscottracing) November 10, 2016