2005 Evernham Motorsports
Scott Riggs Bio

Scott Riggs

January 1, 2022
Bahama, NC
Bahama, NC

Scott Riggs joined Valvoline Evernham Racing in late 2005 to drive the new No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger for owners Ray Evernham and Jim Rocco.

Scott Riggs started his racing career on two-wheels in AMA Motocross competition at the age of 14. He won the North Carolina State Championship two years in a row and finished third in the 1987 National Competition. Riggs eventually moved into NASCAR’s Mini Stock Division at the age of 17, making quite an impression by winning a dozen races in just three seasons, then setting his sights on the NASCAR Late Model Stock division in 1990.

Over the next 10 years, the Bahama, N.C., native accumulated 36 wins in NASCAR Late Model divisions. Riggs was named track champion at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C., twice before joining the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2000, where he made 17 starts that year.

In 2001, he finished fifth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points standings with five wins, 14 top-five finishes, 16 top-10 finishes and five pole positions in 24 events.

Riggs’ racing career quickly progressed to the next level again as he moved into the NASCAR Busch Series in 2002. He was named Rookie of the Year after winning two events and earning eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes en route to a 10 th-place finish in the series standings.

In 2003, Riggs led the Busch Series points several times throughout the season and posted wins at Nashville Superspeedway and Gateway International Raceway on his way to a sixth-place season finish.

Riggs debuted in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2004 as the driver of the No. 10 Valvoline car for MBV Motorsports. In 35 events, Riggs had one top-five and two top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place finish at the Monster Mile in Dover, Del.

In 2005, Riggs earned two top-five and four top-10 finishes with a second place finish at Michigan and a fourth-place run in the Daytona 500. He also claimed his first career pole in the spring race at Martinsville.

In August of 2005, Valvoline Evernham Racing LLC, a partnership between Valvoline and Evernham Motorsports, announced that Scott Riggswill drive the No. 10 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2006. Valvoline will be the primary sponsor on the No. 10 Valvoline Dodge Charger for 24 races and a co-primary sponsor for the remaining 12. Team partner, Stanley Tools, announced that it will be a co-primary sponsor of Riggs’ No. 10 car in 10 races in 2006, including the spring races at Las Vegas, Texas, Talladega, Darlington, Michigan, the summer races at Daytona and Indianapolis and the fall races at New Hampshire, Charlotte and Phoenix

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