Richard Childress Racing
August 14, 2013
RCR Crew Member Profile: Scott Honan
Richard Childress Racing Crew Member Spotlight
No. 62 Camping World Truck Series Team Mechanic and Jackman
Scott Honan, mechanic and jackman for the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, started small and worked his way up the ranks when it came to his racing career. The first stop on his journey was at the Skip Barber Racing School where he worked as a mechanic. Following that, he picked up a part time position with Andy Evan’s Scandi Ferrari sports car team and then moved on to a spot working with Brett Roubinek in the former NASCAR Busch North Series in 1998.
In November of 1999, Honan made the big move down south on the hunt for a position with a NASCAR team. Upon his arrival in North Carolina, Honan landed a spot with the family owned team Lewis Motorsports working with driver Ashton Lewis. This was his first opportunity to be part of a legitimate pit crew and where he learned all things pit crew related. After that, Honan made stops at Innovative Motorsports, Inc., Toyota Racing Development and ppc Racing before finding a home at Robby Gordon Motorsports in 2005.
The established jackman put his skills to good use on the No. 7 team from 2005 until the end of the 2008 season. While at RGM, Honan filled mechanic, fabricator and pit crew coordinator duties. He admits, holding the responsibly of hiring and firing pit crew members was the hardest job he ever had to do.
Following his three-year stint at RGM, Honan transitioned to Rusty Wallace, Inc., working with drivers David Stremme and Steve Wallace during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, before settling in at Richard Childress Racing in 2011.
Honan landed a position on the No. 22 Camping World Truck Series team with driver Joey Coulter after being recruited by the team’s pit crew coach as a jackman for the NASCAR rookie driver. The seasoned pit crew member picked up his first NASCAR-career win with Coulter and the No. 22 team in the Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway in 2012.
When he’s not in the shop or on the road, Honan spends his spare time working with his motocross team, SHMX (Scott Honan Motocross). Motorcycles have always been a passion for the RCR team member. Owning the team and working on the bikes really gives Honan the opportunity to shine as a team owner and mechanic, it’s also an outlet for the Connecticut native to break away from the world of NASCAR. Honan started the team to give young riders a chance to race. Follow @SH_MX on Twitter to find out more about Honan and his motocross team.