Briscoe: Charlotte Is GoingTo Be Wild

Chase Briscoe

Event: Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Round 28 of 33)

Date: Sept. 29, 2018

Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway

Layout: 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course

Television: 3 p.m. EDT on NBCSN

Chase Briscoe Notes of Interest
·         Chase Briscoe will start his fourth race in the No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Ford Performance Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) on Saturday at Charlotte (N.C) Motor Speedway’s roval.

 

·         Saturday marks the first time Nutri Chomps joins Briscoe on the No. 98 SHR Ford. Nutri Chomps are a 100 percent rawhide-free, vitamin and mineral enriched, high-protein dog chew made of chicken and pork skin. Nutri Chomps is one of several product lines by Scott Pet, Inc. Scott Pet is headquartered in Rockville, Indiana, and is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of quality pet products for more than 40 years. Scott Pet began a relationship with Briscoe in 2016 while he was competing in the ARCA Series.

 

·         As a member of the Ford Performance Driver Development Program, Briscoe also will race the SHR Mustang Oct. 20 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Briscoe has run 10 Xfinity Series races with Roush Fenway Racing in 2018, as well as several sports car 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 11th appearance of 2018 at Charlotte. Aric Almirola, Kevin Harvick and Briscoe have shared driving duties. Harvick won Feb. 24 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

 

·         Briscoe has made 12 starts in Xfinity Series competition this season. He has scored three top-10 finishes with his best result of ninth coming at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

·         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-fives 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.

 

·         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 over 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.

 

Chase Briscoe,  Driver of the No. 98 Ford Mustang

What are your thoughts on the Charlotte road course?

 

“I’m glad we can bring Nutri Chomps to the track with us this weekend when we race the No. 98 Ford. Nobody knows what to expect this Saturday. It’s going to be wild. I’ve gotten some road-course experience in sports cars this year with Ford and I’ve had a lot of fun. My guess is you are going to see a pretty calm race until the end, then it’s going to turn into some of the wildest racing of the year. The fans should get their money’s worth on Saturday. I just hope our Nutri Chomps/Ford Performance Mustang is at the front when the dust settles.

 

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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the senior Boswell totaled four top-five finishes in the stepping-stone division to the NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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: Shayne Pipala

Hometown: Frankfort Square, Illinois

 

Rear Tire Changer: Michael JohnsonHometown: Andover, New York

 

Rear Tire Carrier: Mike “Shrek” Morneau

Hometown: Oxford, Maine

 

Gas Man: Justin White

Hometown: Lynnville, Tennessee

 

Jackman: Stan Doolittle

Hometown: Ninety-Six, South Carolina

 

 

Road Crew Members:

 

Truck Driver: Gary Lowder

Hometown: Albemarle, North Carolina

 

Mechanic: Craig Benike

Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin

 

Mechanic: Kevin McDowell

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

Interior/Tires: Jeff Shrewsberry

Hometown: Genoa City, Wisconsin

 

Engine Specialist: Sean Irvan

Hometown: Monterey, California

 

Chase Briscoe’s 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Record:
No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste Ford Performance Mustang Record:

 

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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