Brad Keselowski Racing NCWTS Preview: Martinsville Speedway
Keys to the Race:
Qualify well and maintain track position all day because stage points are critical
Big question for crew chiefs: tires or track position?
Stages mean more restarts and more chances for a driver to get shuffled back in the pack – must navigate them successfully for a good finish
Manage the sense of urgency because the fall race at Martinsville is 50 laps shorter than the spring event
Racing at Martinsville is mentally challenging for a driver
Driver must be the aggressor as the race nears the finish
Running well at Martinsville requires a little bit of everything: handling, horsepower and brakes
Maintaining pit road speed is difficult due to the tight pit road
No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150
Chase Briscoe enters his second-career race at Martinsville Speedway. Briscoe started eighth and finished 11th in his track debut in the spring.
Following the departure of crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., Briscoe will be paired with Buddy Sisco for the remainder of the 2017 season. Sisco served as crew chief for four races earlier this season, earning one pole and two runner-up finishes.
DID YOU KNOW? Joey Logano gave Brad Keselowski Racing its first Martinsville win in 2015, behind the wheel of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150. Logano started from the pole and led six times for 150 of 258 laps and scored his first win in his seventh NCWTS start. His average running position was 1.640 and his driver rating was 144.6 of a possible 150. His pole-winning lap of 19.504 seconds (97.088 mph) is the NCWTS track record at Martinsville.
Brad Keselowski Racing has a total of four short-track wins since the team was formed in 2008.
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Chase Briscoe: “I’m looking forward to getting to Martinsville Speedway again. When we raced there earlier in the year, I had so little experience in the truck, and now that I have a lot more seat time, I feel like we will be a lot better. Not being in the playoffs anymore certainly changes how we can run these races and should open up a lot more opportunities for our team. It’s obviously disappointing, but I think we can still get a couple wins before the season comes to a close.”