Nascar Owner Harry Scot Jr. Passes Away
RIP Harry Scott Jr.
A team owner in the Monster Energy Series from 2013-16 as well as a co-owner in the XFINITY Series, Harry Scott Jr died Wednesday. He was 51 years old.
The sanctioning body of NASCAR issued a statement on Scott’s passing that read:
“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. 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.”
Scott’s passing will be honored in this week’s race at Watkins Glenn. NASCAR teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series will honor former team owner Harry Scott Jr. at Watkins Glen International this weekend with A-Post decals honoring Scott. (above photo}
A statement from the family of Harry Scott Jr. reads: “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. 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.
Scott became the first-time championship winning team owner in 2013 when the Turner Scott Motorsports group won the K&N Pro Series East title with driver Dylan Kwasniewski. Justin Haley (2016), William Byron (‘15) and Ben Rhodes (’14) won K&N Pro Series East championships for the Scott/Marks organization.
Combined, the Turner/Scott and Scott/Marks efforts won 24 races between 2013-16.
Our condolences to family, crew, and friends of this man with such a competitive spirit.