Event: Sparks Energy 300 (Round 9 of 33)
Date: April 28, 2018
Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway
Layout: 2.66-mile oval
Chase Briscoe Notes of Interest
- Chase Briscoe will start his second race in the No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) Ford Performance Mustang Saturday afternoon at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
- As a member of the Ford Performance Driver Development Program, Briscoe also will race the SHR Mustang May 26 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval, Sept. 29 on Charlotte’s “roval,” and Oct. 20 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Briscoe has an additional 12 Xfinity Series races with Roush Fenway Racing in 2018, as well as several sportscar races.
- Briscoe will be joined in the Talladega field by SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.
- The 98 Ford makes its fifth appearance of 2018 at Talladega. Aric Almirola finished 35th Feb. 17 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Kevin Harvick won Feb. 24 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished 19th at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth April 7. Briscoe finished 23rd at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in his SHR debut April 13.
- Briscoe has made four starts in Xfinity Series competition this season. He finished 15th at Atlanta and 11th at Texas, 22nd at Bristol and 26th at Richmond (Va.) Raceway last weekend.
- 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-five finishes 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.
- Briscoe finished 22nd in his lone start in Truck Series competition at Talladega Oct. 14, 2017. He finished third in his lone ARCA start at Talladega April 29, 2016.
- 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 more than 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 Talladega?
“Talladega is its own animal. There is so much out of your control there. I have had decent success at the (restrictor)-plate races, but they aren’t my favorite, by any means. The No. 98 Ford is really fast on the plate stuff. I think we are going to be really good. You just have to stay out of trouble there. That’s the name of the game. If you are running on the white-flag lap, then you still have a chance.”