● Fresh off the NASCAR Cup Series off-weekend, Chase Briscoe looks to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway as a clean slate and the perfect opportunity for the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers team to kickstart its season. The tight and flat .526-mile oval may not seem like the ideal place for a rookie driver to find his footing, but Briscoe has proven that he can handle himself on short tracks like Martinsville.
● The 25-year-old racer from Mitchell, Indiana, made 15 short-track starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, scoring two wins – last September at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and July 2019 at Iowa Speedway in Newton – and earning 10 top-10 finishes. When the Xfinity Series made its return to Martinsville last fall after a 13-eyar hiatus, Briscoe finished seventh.
● Briscoe also has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville. His best result came in April 2017 when he started eighth and finished 11th. He returned in October to start on the pole and lead the first 39 laps before a late-race accident resulted in a 19th-place finish.
● This weekend marks Briscoe’s first race carrying the colors of Rush Truck Centers on the No. 14 Ford Mustang. Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States with more than 100 locations in 22 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high-traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus and Blue Bird. They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs – from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations, plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental.
● After seven races, Briscoe leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 46 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.