NASCAR & Auto Racing

Riggs uncertain about future with Haas

JOLIET, Ill. -- Tony Stewart answered one driver question regarding his new venture with Haas CNC Racing but the second remains unfinished. Scott Riggs, who currently drives the No. 66 Chevrolet for Haas, said he hoped to be a candidate for the second ride.

“I asked (Stewart) about the other car. What’s going to happen? Who is going to be the teammate? Am I in the running?” Riggs said in an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio. “I know they have been talking to other drivers so I know that there are other drivers that could be in the teammate car to Tony for next year here.”

Riggs, 37, left Evernham Motorsports after one season when George Gillett bought into the team and sees the same scenario unfolding at Haas in just his first season with that team.

“The frustrating part for me is I keep continuing to go into teams to build foundations, to try and build something and I can never see it get complete,” he said.

“I’m ready to go somewhere, whether it is staying here to see what this team could be like next year or if it is going somewhere else, I just want to be somewhere where all my hard work and dedication and passion for what I do can stay around long enough to transpire into some good, competitive, strong team and being competitive.”

In 149 career Cup starts, Riggs has four top-five and 15 top-10 finishes with a career-best second place finish of second at Michigan in 2005.