Chase Briscoe Prepares For His Third NXS Race With SHR

Chase Briscoe

Event: Alsco (Round 11 of 33)

Date: May 26, 2018

Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway

Layout:1.5-mile oval

Television: 1 p.m. EDT on FS1

Chase Briscoe Notes of Interest
  • Chase Briscoe will start his third race in the No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) Ford Performance Mustang Saturday afternoon at Charlotte (N.C) Motor Speedway.
  • As a member of the Ford Performance Driver Development Program, Briscoe also will race the SHR Mustang 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 Charlotte field by SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.
  • The No. 98 Ford makes its sixth appearance of 2018 at Charlotte. Aric Almirola finished 35th Feb. 17 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Kevin Harvick won Feb. 24 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and finished 19th April 7 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Briscoe finished 23rd at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in his SHR debut April 13 and 16th at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway April 28.
  • Briscoe has made five starts in Xfinity Series competition this season. He finished 15th at Atlanta and 11th at Texas, 22nd at Bristol, 26th at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and 16th at Talladega.
  • 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.
  • Briscoe started second and finished 11th in his lone start in the Truck Series at Charlotte on May 19, 2017.

 

Chase Briscoe,  Driver of the No. 98 Ford Mustang

 

What are your thoughts on Charlotte?

 

 

“I can’t wait to get to Charlotte. I really don’t feel like we’ve shown what we are capable of doing, yet. We were wrecked in the opening laps at Bristol, and then Talladega is just an animal all its own. Charlotte is more of a test of where we really are. It should be fun. I really like running on the 1.5-mile tracks. The No. 98 Ford is fast and the pit stops will be good.”

 

 

Richard Boswell, Crew Chief No. 98 Ford Mustang
  • Richard Boswell is the son of Dickie Boswell, who successfully campaigned a Late Model Stock car out of the family’s hometown of Friendship, Maryland. The elder Boswell ultimately competed in 57 Xfinity Series races spread over six seasons in the 1980s. Although he never made it to the NASCAR Cup Series, the senior Boswell totaled four top-five finishes in the stepping-stone division to the Cup Series.
  • Boswell followed in his footsteps, climbing behind the wheel and winning multiple World Karting Association national titles in 1998. He competed against Rodney Childers, who serves as Kevin Harvick’s crew chief at SHR in the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • After graduating to Late Model racing in 2001, Dale Earnhardt Jr. noticed Boswell’s talent and brought him to his JR Motorsports team in 2006. Boswell drove the team’s entry in the Hooters Pro Cup Series, making 19 starts and posting three top-five finishes while also working on JR Motorsports’ Xfinity Series program. Earnhardt financed Boswell’s lone Xfinity Series start in 2009 at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park, where Boswell qualified third and finished 23rd.
  • Boswell decided to hang up his helmet and work on his new goal of becoming a top crew chief in NASCAR. He simultaneously earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • Boswell honed his craft at JR Motorsports and even advanced to the Cup Series in 2014, when he worked on Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team with driver Jimmie Johnson before returning to JR Motorsports in 2015. Two years later, SHR formed its own Xfinity Series team and Boswell was chosen to lead the team’s part-time effort, which complemented the full-time program being run for then-rookie Cole Custer.
  • Boswell resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, with his wife Ashley and their three daughters Elizabeth, Grace, and Juliette.
No. 98 Ford Team Roster
Primary Team Members:

 

Driver: Chase Briscoe

Hometown: Mitchell, Indiana

 

Crew Chief: Richard Boswell

Hometown: Friendship, Maryland

 

Car Chief: Nick Hutchins 

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

 

Lead Engineer: Jonathon Toney

Hometown: Newton, North Carolina

 

Second Engineer: Dillion Silverman

Hometown: Chico, California

 

Spotter: Joel Edmonds

Hometown: Dobson, North Carolina

Over-The-Wall Crew:

Front Tire Changer: Eric Maycroft

Hometown: Algonmquin, Illinois

 

Rear Tire Changer: Daniel SmithHometown: Concord, North Carolina

 

Rear Tire Carrier: Mike Morneau

Hometown: Oxford, Maine

 

Gas Man: Justin White

Hometown: Lynnville, Tennessee

 

Jackman: Stan Doolittle

Hometown: Ninety-Six, South Carolina

 

 

Road Crew Members:

Truck Driver: Jason Eidson

Hometown: Dallas, North Carolina

Mechanic: Craig Benike

Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin

Mechanic: Shawn Warren

Hometown: Concord, North Carolina

Interior/Tires: Tom Gagliano

Hometown: East Hampton, Connecticut

Engine Specialist: Sean Irvan

Hometown: Monterey, California

About Ford:
Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Michigan. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Drift, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA Funny Car and Sportsman drag racing. In addition. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. More information regarding Ford Racing’s activities can be found at www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

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