Event: EchoPark 250 (Round 8 of 33)
Date: June 6, 2020
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Layout: 1.54-mile oval
Chase Briscoe Notes of Interest
Atlanta was one of the tracks you had circled on the calendar before the season was forced into hiatus just prior to the original date of the Atlanta race (March 14). What can we expect from the No. 98 HighPoint.com team on Saturday in the EchoPark 250?
“I feel like our HighPoint.com Ford Mustang has been really good on the mile-and-a-halves. You throw in a slick mile-and-a-half like Atlanta, and that’s our bread-and-butter and where our program is the best. Both Atlanta and Homestead fall into that category, so those are going to be two really good racetracks for us. It would be great to capitalize on that with the extra $100,000 that’s up for grabs, but Atlanta is definitely a driver’s track. Hopefully, it’s 100 degrees outside and we can move up to the wall and just be slipping and sliding. I feel like that’s when my dirt background comes into play the most, so hopefully that’s what we’ll have and we can just put on another good race.”
(Note: Briscoe is a third-generation racer whose career began on dirt tracks in and around his home state of Indiana. Since he was 13, Briscoe has followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, racing sprint cars on the rough and tumble bullrings of the Midwest. In his first race in a 410 sprint car, Briscoe finished 10th in a 40-car field. In a rookie season that saw 37 starts, Briscoe racked up eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, including a win in the last race of the season where he broke NASCAR Hall of Famer and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon’s record as being the youngest person to win a 410 sprint car race.)
What kind of incentive does the Dash 4 Cash create at Atlanta and the three subsequent Dash 4 Cash races?
“Anytime you can add the possibility of $400,000 to your program, it makes a big difference, so I’m thankful Xfinity allows us to run for an extra $100,000 at these four Dash 4 Cash races. I feel like Atlanta and Homestead are two of our better racetracks as a team and also for me as a driver, so that opportunity to start off with these races is a huge deal for us. Anytime you can run for an extra $100,000 or even an extra $10,000 or whatever, it’s just an added incentive. I’m looking forward to doing that at Atlanta and hopefully getting the win.”