Saturday, March 24, 2018

Scott Pruett Born In Roseville, California - March 24, 1960

March 24, 1960
Scott Pruett
Born in Roseville, California, USA.
He has competed in NASCAR, Champ Car, IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am.

Pruett started racing go karts at the age of eight, and went on to win ten professional karting championships. In the 1980s, he established himself as a top American sports car racer, eventually winning two IMSA GTO Championships and three Trans-Am Series Championships.

In the 1990s, Pruett was a regular in the CART series. From 1988 to 1999, he made 145 starts with two wins, five poles and fifteen podiums.

Following his Champ Car career, Pruett raced the 2000 season in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series with PPI Motorsports, although with little success, achieving just 1 top-10 and finishing 37th in the points standings. He then moved back to sports car racing and won his third Trans-Am Series Championship in 2003. Since 2004, he has raced in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series for Chip Ganassi Racing. Pruett is still a regular starter at NASCAR road course races and he is often referred to as a Road Course Ringer. Pruett has won eleven American sports car championships, five in Grand-Am, to go along with previous championships in IMSA GTO, Trans-Am Series and IMSA GT Endurance.

Pruett also worked for several years as a commentator for Champ Car races on Speed Channel.

Scott and his wife Judy have three children, and are children's book authors. They have also opened Pruett Vineyards in Northern California. In November 2012 their Lucky Lauren Red was given a score of 93 points from Wine Spectator.

On January 26, 2017, Pruett was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

On January 5, 2018, Pruett announced his retirement after 50 years in racing, following the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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