● Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 14 Ford Performance Racing School Mustang, is fresh off his second top-20 finish in just his third NASCAR Cup Series start. Briscoe’s 18th-place finish last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway positions the No. 14 team to build all-important momentum early in the season, beginning this Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
● Las Vegas has been one of Briscoe’s more successful tracks. He swept both NASCAR Xfinity Series races at the venue during the 2020 season and both wins aided in his pursuit of the championship. The first win on Feb. 23 secured Briscoe’s spot in the 12-driver playoff field, and the follow-up win in October locked him into the Round of 8. The No. 98 team went on to win once more at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City to advance to the Championship 4.
● Briscoe has five career Xfinity Series starts at Las Vegas with two wins and three top-10s. He also made a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance at the 1.5-mile oval in September 2017, starting third and leading the first 40 laps before finishing third in a Ford F-150.
● Just two races into his inaugural Cup Series campaign, Briscoe leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 19 points over Anthony Alfredo. With Rookie of the Year honors in the Truck Series (2017) and Xfinity Series (2019), Briscoe is looking to join Erik Jones and William Byron as only the third driver in history to claim the title in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series.