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Layne Riggs Discusses Progress in Truck Rookie Season & Talent In CARS Tour

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At Charlotte Motor Speedway, during the Coca-Cola 600 weekend, Frontstretch did a one-on-one interview with Layne Riggs, a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rookie competing full-time for Front Row Motorsports in 2024.

Riggs discussed the progress he’s made in his rookie season, getting into racing and the memories of his father Scott‘s tenure in the NASCAR Cup Series. He also talked about his time racing in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and the CARS Tour, and how the latter series has served as a great pipeline for talented late model short-track drivers to graduate to the NASCAR ranks.

Stephen Stumpf, Frontstretch: Based on your website, you’ve been dreaming to race since you were a kid. What are your first memories you have watching your dad (Scott Riggs) racing in NASCAR?

Layne Riggs: Pretty cool stuff. Just being on the grid, getting to sit in his car before the race. Special memories here at Charlotte, especially when he won the [All-Star] Open back at the All-Star weekend. So, pretty cool. He was on the pole here for the 600 18 years ago this weekend, so pretty awesome memories. …

He’s here today and trying to give me as many tips as possible for my first time at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Stumpf: How much of a help has he been as a mentor, as a guider, as you make your way up the ladder?

Riggs: Yeah, he’s helped me a lot. It’s a lot different nowadays than it used to be, just with the way the aero is, the way the trucks are set up and how much more aero matters than back in the older days when the cars are moving around a lot.

He’s got all the basic stuff, still matters. A lot of the fundamentals are still the same, so he’s been super helpful to me, super helpful for my mental gain, my mindset. He’s a great supporter to have by my side.

Stumpf: The last two years, you drove for five different teams between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Truck Series. Best finish of third last year. How has it been, being with so many different teams and netting the full-time ride here at Front Row Motorsports in 2024?

Riggs: It’s a dream come true. I’m super thankful for Front Row and what they’ve done for me, and the opportunity that they’ve given me to race full-time. I’ve worked really hard for it, raced late models for a long time, and about a year ago, I was even questioning if I was going to be racing anymore.


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