Former NASCAR team owner Harry Scott has passed at age 51
Harry Scott has a former team owner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Beyond, the premier series, he was also a NASCAR Xfinity co-owner. Additionally, he fielded teams in the NASCAr K&N Pro Series.
HScott Motorsports, fielding two cars in the MENCS, folded in 2016. Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer were recent pilots of his NASCAR Cup Series machines.
Harry Scott won 4 K&N Pro Series East titles as a car owner. Dylan Kwasniewski in 2013, Ben Rhodes in 2014, William Byron in 2015 and most recently Justin Haley in 2016. He was a co-owner of that stock car team.
The family of Harry Scott Jr has issued a statement, “We are shocked and saddened to confirm that Harry Scott, Jr., age 51, passed away yesterday, August 2, 2017. Harry will be remembered as a loving family man and successful business owner.
They continued, “We ask that everyone please keep Harry’s smile, generosity and essential kindness in your thoughts and prayers. Details about funeral services will be announced when they are finalized.”
NASCAR has also issued a statement, “Harry Scott Jr. possessed an endless passion for racing. Owning cars in the national series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, his crowning achievements were his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championships.”
NASCAR concluded, “The sport was proud to have Harry as our champion owner during that storybook era. NASCAR extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Turner/Scott and Scott/Marks won 24 races between 2013-16.
His business partner Justin Marks posted via twitter, “I will always remember Harry’s infectious smile and kind laugh.”
“I know he took tremendous pride in seeing every one of our drivers at HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks realizing their dreams and starting their journey in our cars. Harry loved racing and was truly committed to seeing success across all of his teams. Without his commitment to the sport many would not have had the opportunity to ascend to positions they hold today. My thoughts are with Harry’s friends and family during this difficult time. I’ll always remember my first business partner in NASCAR with gratitude, pride, and joy.”
No details were released on the cause of Harry Scott’s death.