MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 8, 2016) - After capturing his first career victory a couple weeks ago at Winchester Speedway, current ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship leader Chase Briscoe is excited to get back to the track - the ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey's General Store is next at Iowa Speedway.
With the first free weekend in six weeks, Briscoe had the opportunity to enjoy his momentous win, spending a couple of days at the Cunningham Motorsports race shop in Mooresville, before going back home to Indiana to relive the winning moments with family and friends. Briscoe also celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with his sponsor Big Tine at their Rockville, Indiana headquarters.
"I went to a corporate function over the July 4 holiday at Big Tine," Briscoe said. "I had a really good time. They had over a thousand people there for their fireworks display. The President/CEO Mike Bassett made up about 500 t-shirts with the car and Big Tine. He was just giving them away and I was signing them. We had a lot of fun."
So much for holiday fun...it's time to get back to the business of racing.
“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.”
Briscoe will make just his 13th ARCA Racing Series start Saturday, July 9 in the ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa. In addition to his win, he has earned seven top-five finishes in his last 12 starts, finishing outside of the top-10 only once.
The No. 77 Cunningham team, led by two-time Cometic Crew Chief of the Year Chad Bryant, leads many of the special award categories, including SCOTT Rookie of the Year, Valvoline Lap Leader, R.E. Lightning Challenge, Fast Track Award and the Menards Pole presented by Ansell. Briscoe is five for five in pole awards on short tracks this season, going for his sixth consecutive at Iowa.
As Briscoe looks forward to his 10th ‘new’ track of the season, he added, "Hoping Iowa is like iRacing...that's as close as I've come to the place."
Briscoe is one of nine different ARCA winners in 2016 after 10 races.
No Repeat ARCA Winners at Iowa
In nine previous ARCA races at Iowa since the inaugural event in 2006, there have been no repeat winners. Steve Wallace won the first ARCA race at Iowa, and hometown hero Mason Mitchell won the most recent in 2015. Other ARCA winners at Iowa include Frank Kimmel (2007), Matt Hawkins (2008), Parker Kligerman (2009), Tom Hessert (2010), Ty Dillon (2011), Alex Bowman (2012), and Grant Enfinger (2013). Dillon is the only repeat Menards Pole winner at Iowa, having done it in 2010 and 2011.
ARCA Iowa Schedule/Media Practice for the Iowa ARCA 150 is from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Saturday with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 3:15. The Iowa ARCA 150 is live on FS2 at 8 p.m. local Central time. Live Timing and Scoring and live Chat will also be available at arcaracing.com.
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