Briscoe Back To Defend Eldora Truck Victory

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Chase Briscoe celebrates after winning the 2018 Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. (Todd Ridgeway Photo)

SPARTA, Ky. – After a one-off deal with ThorSport Racing last year at Eldora Speedway resulted in a victory in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competition, Chase Briscoe is back for more.

Briscoe, joined by ThorSport Racing Team Manager David Peppers, confirmed in a press event Thursday at Kentucky Speedway that he’ll be back to defend his victory in the Eldora Dirt Derby aboard the No. 27 Ford F-150 DiaEdge Ford.

“Super exciting for me to go back to Eldora to try and win two in a row,” said Briscoe. “Nobody’s been able to do that, so it’s certainly something I’d love to do. It’s the only dirt race that we get to go back and race that has dirt on it. There’s a lot of pride in being the guy to win that race. Eldora’s dirt racing is what Daytona is for pavement racing. It’s the pinnacle. If you win at Eldora, it’s like winning at Daytona.”

The Sandusky, Ohio-based Thorsport Racing will field the same Ford F-150 truck and crew in an effort to get Briscoe his third career Truck Series victory. Bud Haefele, the team’s current shop foreman, will be Briscoe’s crew chief.