Race Name: Go Bowling 250 (Race 27 of 33) Venue: Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia Television: 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN Point Standings: – Cole Custer: 2nd; trails points leader by 11 points – Chase Briscoe: 5th; trails points leader by 43 points Appearances: – Cole and Chase will be signing autographs at the SHR Souvenir Hauler on Friday from 1:00pm to 1:20pm. – Both drivers will also be at the Xfinity Series autograph session from 2:00pm to 2:45pm on Friday. – Lastly, both drivers will be at the Ford Activation in the midway signing autographs from 2:50pm to 3:10pm on Friday.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs begin this weekend. In his rookie campaign, Briscoe has clinched his first playoffs berth and sits fifth in the standings with 2012 points.Briscoe’s career-best outing at Richmond Raceway was an eighth-place finish during the Spring 2019 event. He had one previous Xfinity Series start at Richmond prior to this season.Through 26 races in 2019, Briscoe has one win, nine top-fives, 20 top-10’s and an average finish of 8.3.
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So far this season you have run better at tracks when you return for the second time. Do you think that will be the case with Richmond this weekend?
“I think we have a really good shot to run better at Richmond this weekend than we did back in April for sure. Now that we have some laps together there as a team and have been able to build a notebook, it should help really help us this time around. The last few months we have showed a lot of speed consistently. If it wasn’t for a silly mistake last week, we had a second-place car and would be heading into the playoffs with 10 straight top-10s. We’ll focus hard to be mistake-free this weekend and give this Ford Performance Mustang a good run.”