Mooresville, N.C. – After capturing his first career victory a couple of weeks ago at Winchester Speedway, Chase Briscoe is excited to get back to the track. With the first free weekend in six weeks, Briscoe had the opportunity to enjoy his checkered flag. During that time, he spent a couple of days at the Cunningham Motorsports race shop in Mooresville, before going back to Indiana to relive the winning moments with family and friends. In addition, Briscoe celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with his sponsor Big Tine, at their Rockville, Indiana headquarters.
For Briscoe, the time away from the track was enjoyable, but the Mitchell, Indiana native is ready to get back to what comes natural to him….racing. As the third generation of his family who has been involved in racing, nothing less would be expected of him.
Briscoe, who is leading the season-long championship points battle at the halfway point, will make just his thirteenth ARCA Series start Saturday, July 9 in the ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store at the Iowa Speedway. In addition to his win, he has earned 7 top-5 finishes in his previous twelve starts, finishing outside of the top-10 only one time.
The No. 77 Cunningham team, led by two-time Cometic Crew Chief, Chad Bryant, leads many of the special awards categories, including SCOTT Rookie of the Year, Valvoline Lap Leader, R.E. Lightning Challenge, Fast Track Award and the Menards Pole by Ansell Award.
The truly amazing fact about Briscoe’s first half of the season is that he came to the ARCA Series from Sprint cars and Midgets….driving his first asphalt race last July at Lucas Oil Raceway, with the Cunningham organization, in one of two races he ran in 2015. As Briscoe looked forward to his tenth ‘new’ track of the season, he commented, “I am really looking forward getting back to what I love doing. I am hoping that the win in our last race will give us the boost that we need to continue what we started in the first half of the season and finish this season off strong. I am so excited to run at Iowa this weekend and go for two in a row! Hoping it’s like iRacing!”
The one day event at the .875-mile track in Newton, Iowa, will continue to test Briscoe’s ability to grasp the tracks quickly, as he must continually push his learning curve in order to move closer to the Series’ championship. The schedule begins on Saturday with the lone practice from 11:30-1:00 CST, followed by Menards Pole Qualifying at 3:15. The 150 lap race will be covered live on Fox Sports 2 at 8:00.
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