Scott began his professional drag racing career in 1998 in the Top Alcohol Funny Car category. Through the many friendships and partnerships Scott built, he moved up to Top Fuel Dragster in 2002. The team gradually increased their participation and performance level over the years. In 2017, Scott Palmer Racing participated in their first full NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, and qualified for their first Countdown to the Championship. SPR qualified for their second Countdown in 2018.