Number: #98 SHR / #5 (Dirt Racing)
Team: Stewart-Haas Racing
Hometown: Mitchell, IN
Resides: Mooresville, NC
First Race Car: "Quarter Midget I raced
twice before sitting out for 4 years. Won
my first race ever lapping everyone but
Most Memorable Racing Moment: "My first Sprint Car win at Bloomington Speedway. That track is where I spent every Friday night growing up, with it being my home track. I grew up watching my Dad win there, what felt like practically every week. When I was able to be the reason my family got to come to victory lane, it was just very special to me. I remember all the fans standing up and cheering, its just always been special to me anytime I have won there."
Hobbies: "Spending time with family and friends, getting on the computer with friends and racing online, watching sports."
Favorite Quote: "Jump or be jumped" - Jack Hewitt
Favorite Food: Penne Pasta with Marinara
Chase Briscoe was born into racing, it’s in his blood. Chase’s grandfather Richard Briscoe is a legendary Sprint Car owner, having 37 different drivers spanning 40 years. Names that ring throughout sprint car history, names like Chuck Amati, Dave Blaney, Dick Gaines, Jack Hewitt, Steve Kinser, and Rich Vogler. Chase’s father Kevin Briscoe is also on that legendary list. Kevin raced sprint cars for over 20 years and won over 150 feature events. He claimed track championships at Tri-State Speedway and Bloomington Speedway five times, three of which were consecutive.
The first time Chase ever got behind the wheel of a race car was in 2001 in a quarter midget. He won his first heat race and went on to win the feature later that evening (something that rarely happens in the racing world.) He didn't climb in a race car again until 2006 (Mini-Sprint) and from that point on it seemed like Chase was destined to be a race car driver. At the ripe age of 13, Chase stepped into a 410 Sprint car and finished 10th out of 40 cars in his first race. During the course of his rookie campaign he amassed 37 starts, racking up 8 Top 5’s and 17 Top 10 finishes. It wasn’t until the last race of that season that Chase visited victory lane, breaking NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon’s record (14 years old) of the youngest person to win a 410 sprint car race.
Chase would continue to race 410 sprint cars in Indiana and other surrounding states, due to expenses Chase would always run very limited schedules and making the most out of every race by racking up more wins and podium finishes. Chase has always had to take "less" and do "more". Running a motor from 1993, an old chassis, and older components, Chase has always had to use his talent and knowledge to overcome what he has been faced with.
In 2013, Chase was invited to compete in Speed Channel’s Michael Waltrip PEAK Antifreeze Stock Car Dream Challenge. Placing 1st in every competiton they put in front of him except for one which he placed 2nd in. Chase was picked to be in the final 2 of that competition, unfortunately having to settle for 2nd place in the end. Little did Chase know, this was just the beginning of his stock car racing career.
Following the PSCDC, Chase got the opportunity to run the NASCAR K&N West Series for Bill McAnally Racing in 3 events. Chase had an average finish of 11.7 during his 3 races with Bill McAnally.
Fast forward to 2015. Chase worked his tail off volunteering his time with Cunningham Motorsports and the hard work paid off when they offered him a test at Nashville Speedway. He shined in his test session and Cunningham Motorsports gave him a shot in 2 races that season at Lucas Oil Raceway finishing 10th and Salem Speedway finishing 5th. Chase demonstrated all the qualities of a championship caliber driver leading to Cunningham Motorsports hiring him full-time in 2016 to pilot the #77 Ford Fusion.
The 2016 Season was one to remember as Chase wheeled his Cunningham Motorsports #77 Big Tine Ford Fusion to victory lane 6 times (Winchester, Iowa, Lucas Oil Raceway, Pocono, Chicagoland, Kansas). Chase earned 6 Poles, 15 Top 5s, 20 Top 10s, Led 949 Laps and captured the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard's National Championsip in impressive fashion.
Catching the eyes of top level talent in the motorsports industry with his performance in 2016, Chase was named the first driver in the Ford Performance Driver Development Program.
In 2017, Chase earned his first career NASCAR victory and the last victory for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He also took home the 2017 NCWTS Rookie of the Year Award and the 2017 NCWTS Most Popular Driver Award. In 2018, Briscoe captured his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the Inaugural race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval in the #98 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing. Chase also captured a special victory on dirt in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.
2019 is sure to be an exciting season for Chase, as he earned a full-time ride with Stewart-Haas Racing. He will be piloting the #98 Nutri-Chomps, Ford Performance Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
We look forward to seeing you at the racetrack!