Briscoe Goes for Three-in-a-Row at Lucas Oil Raceway, While Snider Looks for Second Win

Cunningham Motorsports

Mooresville, N.C. – (July 18, 2016) – Only the next nine races will determine if winning can become a habit for Chase Briscoe, after he took home the checkered flag in the last two ARCA Racing Series races.  As Briscoe tries to make it three-in-a-row in the ‘win column’, he will find out if what he had been told before his first “W” at Winchester Speedway in June is true.  Many told him that once he got his first win, he would be tough to beat.  Trying to make that prophecy true, he followed his first win with a repeat performance in the next race at Iowa Speedway.

Briscoe’s stats in his thirteen ARCA Series starts show two wins, eight top-5 finishes (62%)….with only one finish outside of the top-10.  Briscoe leads the driver’s point championship, as his Cunningham organization leads the car owner championship points.   Those stats also reflect in the special award categories of the ARCA Racing Series, as Briscoe and his Big Tine No. 77 team lead the Scott Rookie Challenge, Valvoline Lap Leader Award, Menards Pole by Ansell Award, S & S Volvo Laps Completed, Fast Track Award and R.E. Lightning Challenge Award.  In addition Briscoe is tied for the Short Track Challenge by Protect Plus Award.

As Briscoe tackles the second half of the season, he will have the continued guidance of two-time Cometic Crew Chief of the Year, Chad Bryant on the pit box.  Bryant and his rookie driver have combined to earn five Menards Pole awards this season.  As Briscoe heads into the Sioux Chief PowerPEX  200 presented by Jive at Lucas Oil Raceway, he will be cheered on by many friends and family from nearby Mitchell, Indiana, and numerous of his Big Tine sponsor’s employees in attendance.

Myatt Snider, Briscoe’s teammate at Lucas Oil Raceway, is looking forward to grabbing another Series victory, after claiming the checkered flag in his ARCA Series debut in May at Toledo Speedway.  Snider has competed four times this season in the Louisiana Hot Sauce No. 22, with four scheduled races after the Lucas Oil Raceway race.  In addition to his one win, Snider claims three top-10 finishes.

After testing with his team at the .685-mile Lucas Oil Raceway, the 21 year old rookie commented, “I’ve raced flat tracks for a large part of my racing career.  Being in Legend cars and Bandoleros really taught me about flat track racing.  That knowledge definitely helped me out at the test….so I am confident about the race.  Cunningham Motorsports has really given me a good piece and I feel good about the race.”

The son of well-known NBC-TV broadcaster, Marty Snider, is guided by Paul Andrews, who was the NASCAR Championship crew chief for Alan Kulwicki in 1992. He additionally has the talents of Jeff Caudill working with Andrews.  Caudill has worked with Snider throughout the last three seasons, as he competed in the Late Model Stock Cars in NASCAR Whelen All-American and CARS Tour competition.

The one day event at the Lucas Oil Raceway begins with practice from 1:35-2:20 EST, followed by final practice from 3:00-3:45.  Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is scheduled for 5:30, with the green flag dropping at 9:00.  The 200 lap race at the .685-mile track in Brownsburg, Indiana, just east of the Brickyard will be covered live on Fox Sports 1.  ARCAracing.com will also have live timing and scoring for all of the on-track activities.