Chase Briscoe to tackle the "Daytona of dirt racing" at Eldora

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Chase Briscoe to tackle the
Jim Utter
By: Jim Utter
Jul 16, 2018, 4:56 PM

Chase Briscoe has added another race to this 2018 NASCAR schedule and this one should make him feel right at home.

Chase Briscoe, Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford Mustang Ford
Race winner Chase Briscoe, Brad Keselowski Racing Ford
Chase Briscoe, Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford Mustang Ford
Justin Shipley, Roger's Ford F150, Noah Gragson, Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, and Cody Coughlin, ThorSport Racing Toyota
Rico Abreu, ThorSport Racing Toyota, Grant Enfinger, ThorSport Racing Toyota, and Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing Toyota

ThorSport Racing announced Monday that Briscoe would drive a fifth entry for the organization in Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Briscoe, who is running a mixed schedule of NASCAR Xfinity and IMSA events this season, will drive the No. 27 Ford in the Eldora Dirt Derby.

"I’m really excited to get to Eldora Speedway for this race. Growing up racing and having a family that's been in sprint cars since the '70s, it doesn't get much more special than Eldora - it's pretty much the Daytona of dirt racing,” Briscoe said. 

“My grandpa has had drivers go to Victory Lane in his cars there, and hopefully I can finally see a win there as well. It would mean so much to me to add my name to the list of drivers who have won at Eldora, and I'm so blessed that Ford is granting me the opportunity to run this race.

“I think it’s probably the toughest field we have ever seen for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, so it should be an awesome race.”

The 23-year-old native of Mitchell, Ind., cut his teeth on dirt tracks in Indiana and the Midwest before embarking on a stock car career. He won six races the championship in the ARCA series in 2016 and won one race and finished sixth in the standings in the Truck series in 2017.

In his only previous start at Eldora last season in the Truck race, Briscoe finished third while competing for Brad Keselowski Racing.

Briscoe’s next scheduled NASCAR event is the July 28 Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway with Roush Fenway Racing.

 

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Series NASCAR Truck
Event Eldora
Location Eldora Speedway
Drivers Chase Briscoe
Teams Roush Fenway Racing
Author Jim Utter
Article type Breaking news