Ford Performance NASCAR: Chase Briscoe Dover Media Availability

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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)

Bar Harbor 200 Advance (Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE.)

Friday, October 5, 2018

 

Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 60 Ford Performance Mustang, is coming off his first series win last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  He spoke about that victory as well as tomorrow’s race here at Dover.


CHASE BRISCOE, No. 60 Ford Performance Mustang
– HOW DID IRACING PREPARE YOU FOR LAST WEEK?  “iRacing, first off, it’s brought a lot of my friendships in the garage.  I’ve been racing against those guys for five or six years and it’s kind of neat to be able to race with guys virtually and kind of learn their characteristics and then in the real world they do the same thing, so you get to race with them quite a bit and get to learn their traits.  iRacing did an amazing job.  They do it at all the race tracks of getting it ready with the Roval as well, so between not only the Ford simulator where we’re scheduled to be able to get in it and drive, iRacing is at your home so it makes it nice where you can constantly learn laps and just get better at race tracks.  They did a really good job of giving the Roval to all the guys getting ready.”

 

WHEN DID THE WIN LAST WEEK SINK IN?  “To be honest, I don’t know if it’s really sunk in quite yet.  It’s pretty cool to say that we’re the first guy to win at the Roval and I don’t think it’s sunk in quite yet just because going to Saturday I truthfully didn’t expect to go win. I was just gonna be happy to run around 10th and have a clean race and finish, so to be able to get the win like that and not just lead the last lap, but lead quite a bit of the laps, it was definitely cool.  I don’t know if it’s necessarily sunk in yet, but I think confidence-wise it’ll help for the remainder of this season just building that, being able to go to the race track, just because truthfully my confidence had been a little bit down with the way the season had been going, but for next year I think it always helps if you’re winning, whether it’s in a sprint car or an XFINITY car or whatever.  We’re still trying to line up what 2019 holds, but Ford has assured me that I’ll be in something, just trying to figure out what it’s gonna be.”

 

HOW DO YOU LIKE DOVER?  “I really enjoy Dover.  I’ve only raced here once and it was actually where I got my first truck pole.  It’s a place that I really enjoy, going back to running the ARCA car Salem and Winchester were probably my two favorite race tracks, and this is kind of just a big version of that.  I typically like places that are high-banked and get worn out and you can move around, and this takes high commitment.  To go fast here you’ve got to really commit to driving into the corner, it’s high speed and I typically enjoy stuff like that.  Dover, I’ve had some speed here in the past and I’m excited to see what the XFINITY car drives like.  Obviously, it’s a lot different than the truck, so I’m excited to see what the race holds.  This is one place where you can move around and kind of find a little bit of speed just getting out of the rubber, and I feel like that kind of plays into a dirt guys hands because you can move around and try to find speed.”

 

HOW HAS IT BEEN SHARING THE RIDE IN THE 60 CAR THIS YEAR?  “It’s really hard, especially when I still am right at 50 pavement races for my entire career.  I feel like every week I can be in the car I learn so much and when you’re only racing once a month and sitting out or going and racing sports cars or sprint cars it makes it tough just because these guys do it each and every week and they’re so good and they know what they need and they know what to feel, and I don’t necessarily know that feel quite yet.  It’s not only hard on me as the driver, but I feel really bad for our crew chief, Mike Kelley, just because he has three totally different backgrounds of drivers and all three of us are very inexperienced when it comes to doing it at the XFINITY level.  With me having a dirt background, Cindric with a road course background and then Majeski with a late model background, we all three like three totally different setups and we all three use three totally different types of languages when explaining what we need and what we feel, so it’s really tough for those guys, but it’s also tough as a driver for sure.”

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