NASCAR & Auto Racing

Scott Riggs hired to drive for Haas CNC; car undetermined

Scott Riggs has a ride for the 2008 Sprint Cup season. The questions now are who'll be the driver out of a ride at Riggs' new team, Haas CNC Racing, and who will fill the seat Riggs is vacating at Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Haas CNC Racing announced that it has signed Riggs on Wednesday, but said that the car Riggs will drive will be determined later. Jeff Green drives the No. 66 Chevrolets and Johnny Sauter is in the No. 70 for that team.

Riggs currently drives the No. 10 Dodges for the George Gillett-Ray Evernham owned team.

“We’re very happy to welcome Scott Riggs to Haas CNC Racing,” team general manager Joe Custer said. “It’s exciting for us to land a driver with Scott’s leadership experience and great attitude.

"We’re confident in our equipment, so from a competition standpoint one of Matt’s (Director of Competition Matt Borland) challenges is to find the right personnel combinations to get the most out of it. We believe Scott has the ability to get every bit of speed a car can offer. That’s very important to us.”