By: Ashlyn Siske
August 7th, 2019
Race Name: B&L Transport 170 (Race 21 of 33) Venue: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio Television: 3:00 p.m. EDT on NBCSN Point Standings: – Cole Custer: 3rd; trails points leader by 99 points – Chase Briscoe: 6th; trails points leader by 226 points
Chase Briscoe has one previous start at Mid-Ohio in the Xfinity Series where he finished 14th.Through 20 races in 2019, Briscoe has eight top-fives, 15 top-10’s and an average finish of 8.8.This will mark Richard Boswell’s first start atop the box at the 13-turn, 2.26-mile road course.
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You were able to get back into the road racing groove last weekend in Watkins Glen with a sixth-place finish. What is your goal for Mid-Ohio this weekend?
“Ultimately, if we can run in the top-five all day and come away with a good finish, I’d consider that a success. I am still learning how to be smooth and consistent on road courses every lap and this weekend will be another great learning opportunity for our team. I feel pretty confident coming off of a sixth at Watkins Glen last week that we’ll have a lot of speed – it’s just up to me to do my part behind the wheel.”