Brian Scott returns from retirement to compete in Xfinity at Iowa and Kentucky for Richard Childress Racing

LOUDON, NH - JULY 13: Brian Scott, driver of the #2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet, stands with his fiance Whitney Kay on the grid before the NASCAR Nationwide Series CNBC Prime's The Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Brian Scott will return to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to race the No. 3 Chevrolet for two races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season.

After announcing his NASCAR retirement at the end of 2016 to move home to Idaho with his family, Scott will make a brief return to the sport with his former team and race the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for the second NXS race at Iowa Speedway on July 29 and the September 23rd race at Kentucky Speedway.

“Everyone at RCR is pleased to have Brian Scott back in one of our cars, even if it’s only for a couple of races,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. “He is a great friend of the company and did well for us in the past. We appreciate that he’s going to come out of retirement to drive our No. 3 Chevrolet. I have no doubt that once Brian is behind the wheel again, he will have the same desire to win that he’s had in the past.”

Prior to his retirement, Scott drove three full-time NXS seasons for RCR from 2013-2015. He finished as high as fourth (2014) in the championship point standings.

“I’m looking forward to climbing back into a RCR Chevrolet,” said Brian Scott. “Iowa and Kentucky were good tracks for our team. I have no doubt that with the advanced engineering and work they’ve put into their programs since then that we will be even stronger. These two races are all about having fun and, I hope, getting the No. 3 team to Victory Lane.”