By Jerry Jordan, Editor
If anyone thought it was the last year they would see Chase Briscoe behind the wheel of the No. 14 Ford Mustang at Stewart-Haas Racing, they’d be wrong as the team announced Thursday that the Indiana native just signed a multi-year contract to continue chasing the Cup Series Championship.
Briscoe retains sponsorship from Mahindra Ag North America, HighPoint.com, Rush Truck Centers, Magical Vacation Planner, Ford Performance Racing School, Code 3 Associates, Cummins and Mobil Delvac 1 going into the 2023 season. His performance on the track since signing with SHR as a Cup Series driver in 2021 helped earn his spot and both parties were excited to make the announcement.
“It’s huge to have stability, with my team and my partners. It just gives you more confidence. Stewart-Haas Racing is where I want to be for a long time. It’s the place I’ve known longer than anywhere else in my NASCAR career,” said Briscoe. “I remember getting signed by Ford in 2017 and I told people, ‘You know, if I could pick one place to be, it would be Stewart-Haas Racing. And if I could drive one car, it would be the 14 car. That would be the ultimate dream.’ And now, here I am.”
Briscoe said that when he was growing up and racing sprint cars, he always looked up to fellow Indiana-native, Tony Stewart, and hoped one day the two could race together. That dream came true in 2020 and Briscoe will continue to race the No. 14 once raced by the guy he looks up to.
“To be able to drive for him is a dream come true,” Briscoe said. “To know I’ll have my name above the door of that No. 14 Ford Mustang for a really long time means a lot, and I’m ready to write my own history in it,” Briscoe said.
Briscoe got his start with SHR in the Xfinity Series in 2020 and picked up nine victories that season. It was a career-best season for Briscoe with only one DNF that came after a crash on the Daytona Road Course. Since coming to the Cup Series, Briscoe has picked up 13 Top 10s over two seasons, six Top 5s and a win that came in a hard-fought battle at Phoenix Raceway during the spring. Coincidentally, it was the same day Tony Stewart’s TSR Nitro drag racing team picked up its first win with Matt Hagan at The Gator Nationals.
“Chase has made the most of every opportunity and the proof is in the results. Keeping him at SHR was a priority and we’re proud to have him in our racecars for many more years to come,” said Tony Stewart, the NASCAR Hall of Famer who co-owns SHR with Haas Automation founder Gene Haas.
Briscoe is a third-generation racer whose career began on dirt tracks in and around his home state of Indiana. Since he was 13, Briscoe has followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, racing sprint cars on the rough-and-tumble bullrings of the Midwest. In 2014, Briscoe moved to North Carolina to pursue a career in stock car racing. He volunteered in race shops before landing the chance to pilot an ARCA Racing Series entry for Briggs Cunningham III for two races in 2015.
Briscoe parlayed that opportunity into a full-time ride for 2016, winning six races and the championship before advancing to the NASCAR Truck Series in 2017 with Brad Keselowski Racing. After winning the Truck Series’ rookie-of-the-year award, a limited Xfinity Series schedule followed in 2018 with SHR and Roush-Fenway Racing. Briscoe earned his first career Xfinity Series win with SHR on Sept. 29, 2018, at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway ROVAL.