SANDUSKY, Ohio – Chase Briscoe will pilot a fifth ThorSport Racing entry for the sixth annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday.
Briscoe will pilot the No. 27 Ford Performance Ford F-150 as he looks to ace the dirt at the half-mile clay oval.
A driver in Ford Performance’s Driver Development Program, Briscoe is no stranger to dirt. He previously competed in the Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing and currently drives in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Int’l Motor Sports Ass’n, but Briscoe cut his teeth racing on dirt at tracks in Indiana and surrounding states.
The 23-year-old native of Mitchell, Ind., worked his way up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, winning the 2016 ARCA Racing Series championship for Cunningham Motorsports with six wins and six poles, including a first-place start at the Illinois State Fairgrounds dirt mile in Springfield.
Briscoe has one start at Eldora in a Camping World Truck, leading eight laps in his heat race and finishing third in the feature after starting 12th.
The Hoosier sensation won a MOWA sprint car race on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, giving him plenty of momentum heading into Wednesday night’s Eldora event.
“I’m really excited to get to Eldora Speedway for this race. Growing up racing and having a family that’s been in sprint cars since the ’70s, it doesn’t get much more special than Eldora – it’s pretty much the Daytona of dirt racing,” noted Briscoe. “My Grandpa has had drivers go to victory lane in his cars there, and hopefully I can finally see a win there as well. It would mean so much to me to add my name to the list of drivers who have won at Eldora, and I’m so blessed that Ford is granting me the opportunity to run this race.
“I think it’s probably the toughest field we have ever seen for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, so it should be an awesome race.”