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Carpentier claims first pole in NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H., June 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Carpentier, given a break by the changing weather, won the first pole of his NASCAR career Friday.

NASCAR fines two Sprint Cup drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- NASCAR drivers Scott Riggs and Johnny Sauter have been penalized for infractions before last Sunday's Coca Cola 600 in Concord, N.C.

Two Haas Sprint cars confiscated

CONCORD, N.C., May 24 (UPI) -- Two Haas CNC Racing Sprint Cup cars were confiscated Saturday and sent to NASCAR's Research and Development Center after they failed a second check.

Rain postpones Nextel Crown Royal 400

RICHMOND, Va., May 5 (UPI) -- The Crown Royal 400 Nextel Cup race at the Richmond International Raceway was postponed Saturday night after 12 laps because of rain.

Jeff Gordon wins another pole

RICHMOND, Va., May 4 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon won his fourth pole of the season Friday, grabbing the No. 1 starting spot for Saturday night's Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Johnson wins the Nextel Cup

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle won the race, but Jimmie Johnson captured the Nextel Cup points title at Sunday's Ford 400 auto race at Homestead, Fla.

Kenseth wins the Nextel race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth was the winner Saturday night at the Sharpie 500 Nextel Cup race in Bristol, Tenn.

Riggs wns Coca-Cola 600 pole position

CONCORD, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- Scott Riggs of Evernham Racing Thursday won the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Jimmie Johnson wins Nextel Challenge

CONCORD, N.C., May 20 (UPI) -- Scott Riggs won the Nextel Open "satellite" race Saturday to earn his way into the Nextel All-Star Challenge.

Kasey Kahne wins another Nextel race

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne captured Sunday's Samsung/Radio Shack 500 Nextel Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tony Stewart wins race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 2 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart captured Sunday's DirecTV 500 Nextel Cup race at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson claims pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson claimed the pole position Friday for the DirecTV 500 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday.

Hamlin wins Budweiser Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin won the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday -- 0.029 seconds ahead of runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jeremy Mayfield wins race at Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Jeremy Mayfield eked out a win Sunday at the Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR pole

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick won the pole Friday for Sunday's Nextel Cup Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Supespeedway.
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SLP2003051013- MADISON, IL., May 10 (UPI) -- Scott Riggs talks with reporters following his last lap win in the Charter Pipeline 250 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL., on May 10, 2003. Riggs wins $68 thousand for the race. bg/Rob Cornforth UPI
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Russell Scott Riggs (born January 1, 1971 in Bahama, North Carolina) is a NASCAR driver. Riggs is currently a free agent. He most recently drove the #36 Toyota Camry for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

Riggs began his racing career at the age of fourteen in the American Motorcycle Association, where he won the State Championship in North Carolina two years in a row. At the age of seventeen, he began racing the NASCAR mini stock division, and won twelve races over his first three seasons. He continued to race in that series over the next decade, and was a two-time champion at Southern National Speedway.

In 1999, Riggs made his major-league NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series at Indianapolis Raceway Park, driving the #84 for Long Brothers Racing. He started seventh and finished nineteenth. He also competed at Richmond International Raceway, where he finished 23rd. In 2000, he finished ninth at Martinsville Speedway for Long, when he was hired to drive the #86 RC Cola Dodge Ram for Impact Motorsports, where he had seven top-tens. Towards the end of the season, he was released from Impact, and competed in one final race at California Speedway for Brevak Racing, finishing sixteenth. The following season, he drove for Ultra Motorsports, where he picked up five wins, the first coming at Martinsville. He finished fifth in points at the end of the season.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scott Riggs."
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