Event: Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Round 28 of 33)
Date: Sept. 29, 2018
Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway
Layout: 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course
Television: 3 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Chase Briscoe Notes of Interest
- Chase Briscoe will start his fourth race in the No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Ford Performance Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) on Saturday at Charlotte (N.C) Motor Speedway’s roval.
- Saturday marks the first time Nutri Chomps joins Briscoe on the No. 98 SHR Ford. Nutri Chomps are a 100 percent rawhide-free, vitamin and mineral enriched, high-protein dog chew made of chicken and pork skin. Nutri Chomps is one of several product lines by Scott Pet, Inc. Scott Pet is headquartered in Rockville, Indiana, and is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of quality pet products for more than 40 years. Scott Pet began a relationship with Briscoe in 2016 while he was competing in the ARCA Series.
- As a member of the Ford Performance Driver Development Program, Briscoe also will race the SHR Mustang Oct. 20 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Briscoe has run 10 Xfinity Series races with Roush Fenway Racing in 2018, as well as several sports car races.
- Briscoe will be joined in the Charlotte field by SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.
- The 98 Ford makes its 11th appearance of 2018 at Charlotte. Aric Almirola, Kevin Harvick and Briscoe have shared driving duties. Harvick won Feb. 24 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
- Briscoe has made 12 starts in Xfinity Series competition this season. He has scored three top-10 finishes with his best result of ninth coming at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- In 2017 Truck Series competition, Briscoe earned four poles and won the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Briscoe’s 10 top-fives and 14 top-10s enabled him to make the Truck Series playoffs, where he finished sixth in points and scored the series’ rookie of the year and most popular driver awards.
- Briscoe won six races en route to the 2016 ARCA Series championship.
- The 23-year-old Mitchell, Indiana native is a third-generation driver. His grandfather, Richard Briscoe, is a legendary sprint car team owner and his father, Kevin Briscoe, raced sprint cars for over 20 years and won more than 150 feature events.
- Briscoe’s first time behind the wheel of a racecar came in 2001 in a quarter midget. In 37 starts driving 410 sprint cars, Briscoe racked up eight top-fives and 17 top-10s, including a win in the last race of the season, where he broke Jeff Gordon’s record as being the youngest driver (13) to win a 410 sprint car race.
Chase Briscoe Quotes:
What are your thoughts on the Charlotte road course?
“I’m glad we can bring Nutri Chomps to the track with us this weekend when we race the No. 98 Ford. Nobody knows what to expect this Saturday. It’s going to be wild. I’ve gotten some road-course experience in sports cars this year with Ford and I’ve had a lot of fun. My guess is you are going to see a pretty calm race until the end, then it’s going to turn into some of the wildest racing of the year. The fans should get their money’s worth on Saturday. I just hope our Nutri Chomps/Ford Performance Mustang is at the front when the dust settles.”