The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 20-HScott Motorsports Part 2

[Editor’s note: I am on vacation until the end of July, normal operations will resume then.]

By David G. Firestone

Harry Scott Jr. purchased the Phoenix Racing Sprint Cup Series in late 2013. He renamed the team HScott Motorsports. HScott Motorsports raced from 2013 to 2016, with Justin Allgaier, Kyle Larson, Michael McDowell, Ryan Truex, Bobby Labonte, Michael Annett, and Clint Bowyer as drivers. The team didn’t have that much success on track.

Founded in 1916 by Vern V. Moulton, Auto-Owners Insurance offers auto, home, business and life insurance through independent agents. It was founded in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, moved to Lansing in 1917, and finally to Delta Township, Michigan in 1976. They have been a sponsor of auto racing, including Justin Allgaier’s time at HScott from 2014-2015, though they didn’t have much success. During that time, a crew member wore this vest. The vest shows light use.The blue collars have black borders, with AUTO-OWNERS INSURACE embroidered in white.The cowl has a SIMPSON MTO 24 tag and an XL tag present. There is also a tag indicating the wearer of this vest is Mike Clemenston, who is listed as the truck driver, and who could have also been an alternate crew member.The right chest features a NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES logo, a CHEVY bow tie and a GOODYEAR logo embroidered.The left chest features a HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS logo and a BRANDT logo embroidered into it.The front torso features AUTO-OWNERS INSURANCE FIND YOUR AGENT AUTO-OWNERS.COM embroidered into it.Under the zipper is the SIMPSON warranty tag and identification label. The hems don’t have comfort straps, but the right side does have the SFI rating. The shoulder epaulets don’t have adornment on the top, but have SIMPSON logos on the sides. There are standard arm holes present. The back of the vest doesn’t show any real wear.The back of the neck has 51 embroidered into it.The back of the vest has AUTO-OWNERS INSURANCE FIND YOUR AGENT AUTO-OWNERS.COM embroidered.HScott Motorsports was a little team with big dreams. They did have some success in the form of top 10’s, but aside from that, they never won a race, even though they had some great drivers racing for them. It’s always sad when a little team closes up shop, but in life, that happens.

Next week, all good things must come to an end, including my vacation, which I will discuss next week.

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1975 #15 Porsche 908/3

Reinhold Joest,Mario Casoni,and J├╝rgen Barth 1975 #15 Porsche 908/3

The Porsche 908/3 is a good looking car, with a smooth, rounded look. I like the silver used here, as much as I like the black stripe across the side. The V-stripe from the front to the rear is also a good look. The yellow and red on the front is decent, though it could be a little toned down. All things considered, it’s worth an A.

The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 19-HScott Motorsports Part 1

[Editor’s note: I am on vacation until the end of July, normal operations will resume then.]

By David G. Firestone

Harry Scott Jr. purchased the Phoenix Racing Sprint Cup Series in late 2013. He renamed the team HScott Motorsports. HScott Motorsports raced from 2013 to 2016, with Justin Allgaier, Kyle Larson, Michael McDowell, Ryan Truex, Bobby Labonte, Michael Annett, and Clint Bowyer as drivers. The team didn’t have that much success on track.

When the team was purchased, Scott ran Finch’s #51 and kept a few of the sponsors, including Springfield Illinois based Brandt Agriculture. In 2014 and 2015, Justin Allgaier raced the Brandt sponsored #51 Chevy SS. The team had a few top 10’s that year. During that time, one pit crew member wore this vest. The vest shows light use.The red collar is unadorned.The cowl has a SIMPSON MTO 24 tag and an XXXL tag present.The right chest features a NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and a GOODYEAR logo embroidered.The left chest features a HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS logo and a Chevy bow tie logo embroidered into it.The front torso features a BRANDT PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURE logo embroidered, and a classic racing stripe.Inside the front zipper is the Simpson warranty label.The hems don’t have comfort straps, but the right side does have the SFI rating. The shoulder epaulets don’t have adornment on the top, but have SIMPSON logos on the sides. There are standard arm holes present. The back of the vest doesn’t show any real wear.The back of the neck has 51 embroidered into it.The back of the suit has BRANDT.CA, a BRANDT PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURE logo embroidered into it.HScott Motorsports was a team that liked the three-piece pit crew uniforms, another one of which we will examine next week.