Riggs To Drive For Keyed Up
March 29, 2010 | 6:53 P.M. EST
Riggs, the current driver for the No. 09 RAB Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will make his 2010 Sprint Cup debut at Phoenix in the No. 90 Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet Impala. His career Sprint Cup Series stats include 175 starts, four top fivess, 16 top 10s and three poles.
The team started the season with Casey Mears behind the wheel, but Mears’ contract was for the first six races only, and he opted to be a back up driver for No. 11 Denny Hamlin while Hamlin recovers from ACL surgery.
“Casey is a great guy and did a good job for us,” Key said. “Both parties fulfilled the 6-race deal and parted on good terms, we have even discussed the possibility of having Casey back later this year.”
The team has qualified for only one (1) of the first six (6) races this season. Key added, “We had competitive speeds this year in qualifying attempts but the ‘Top 35’ rule has kept us from racing. We now look to Scott for his input on how we can succeed in getting into the top 35 in points with him behind the wheel.”