Brad Keselowski Racing NCWTS Preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Keys to the Race
Track changes multiple times from practice to when the race concludes under the lights
More grip when the sun goes down leads to faster speeds
Major temperature swing (+30°) from day to night, handling will become looser at night
West coast standalone race are challenging for every NCWTS team
Dusty conditions between qualifying and practice can make the track surface slippery
No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150
Will be making his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, however, it will be his seventh start on a mile-and-a-half racetrack this year.
All three of Briscoe’s second-place finishes in 2017 have come at intermediate racetracks: Texas Motor Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park and Chicagoland Speedway
Ranks seventh in the NCWTS series standings, three points behind the sixth-place cutoff
Will join the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the city’s first professional sports team, for hockey practice on Friday afternoon
The No. 29 team’s primary truck is “LT,” the same Ford F-150 they earned a second-place finish with at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago.
Second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings
Leads all drivers in laps completed (2556 of 2560, 99.84 percent)
Chase Briscoe: “I’m really excited to get to Las Vegas and get back to how we’ve run all year. Intermediate tracks have been our best tracks all season, and BKR was obviously the team to beat last year in Las Vegas. I feel like we are taking even better trucks this year than the team brought last year when they earned the 1-2 finish. It’s really important to go there and get the win to take away a lot of stress for Talladega. Last week wasn’t how we wanted to kick off our playoffs, but all eight of us are so close in points that I have no doubt that we’ll be able to overcome it and get above the cut after Vegas; We just can’t make any mistakes and we can’t struggle like we did last week.”