Scott Lagasse Jr. (born January 31, 1981 in St. Augustine, Florida)(pronounced LAG-a-say) is a driver on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit. He is the son of former Sports Car & NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Sr.. Lagasse Jr is a former member of Chip Ganassi Racing driver development program. He has also driven in a total of 14 ARCA (Auto Racing Club of America) races in 2006, 2007, 2008 for Cunningham Motorsports and Venturini Motorsports, winning twice - Kansas and Chicagoland Speedway. In 2003 & 2004 besides graduating from College with Honors he was racing dirt cars and competed on a limited schedule in the ASA National Touring Series. In just 12 starts Lagasse racked up 8 Top 10, 5 Top 5 and a win at Kentucky Speedway. From 1998 through 2002 he won over 25 races on Dirt and Asphalt in Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models.
Lagasse made his Busch debut at Phoenix in 2005. He started that race in 33rd position and finished 40th, driving the #40 for FitzBradshaw Racing. He only managed a best finish of 22nd at Milwaukee Mile and a best start of 18th at Dover International Speedway. Originally scheduled to run the Busch Series for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2006, CGR's lack of sponsorship caused Dodge to ask Bobby Hamilton to add a third Truck for a partial schedule for Lagasse to gain some experience.
Lagasse Jr. was expected to run the majority of the races for the #04 Dodge in 2006 for Bobby Hamilton Racing. Kevin Hamlin and David Stremme both made starts in the truck so that they could get seat time. Lagasse made ten races before BHR sponsorship troubles forced him out of the ride. His best finish was 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Lagasse spent 2007 driving two races for Ganassi Racing in the #41 Wrigley's Juicy Fruit car in the Busch Series, posting two top-fifteen qualifying efforts but failing to finish higher than 34th. He also drove one Truck race for Xpress Motorsports at Dover, finishing twenty-first. He signed to drive the #20 Ford for JTG Racing in the Truck Series in 2008, with sponsorship from The Nicholson Group, but the team closed midway through the season. He remained unemployed until late that season, when he joined CJM Racing. He will race for them through 2009. Lagasse was released after Iowa.