● Chase Briscoe and the No. 14 Ford Performance Racing School team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) are fresh off their eighth top-20 finish earned last Sunday at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway as the NASCAR Cup Series prepares for the most anticipated non-points event of the year – Sunday night’s All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
● 17 drivers are automatically entered into the NASCAR All-Star Race. The criteria for eligibility include NASCAR Cup Series race winners in 2020 and 2021, and fulltime drivers who are either past All-Star Race winners or past Cup Series champions.
● Briscoe will compete with the remainder of the field in the NASCAR Open qualifying race at 6 p.m. EDT live on FS1. The Open will be run in three segments – 20 laps, 20 laps and a 10-lap shootout – with segment winners, the overall winner and the winner of the NASCAR Fan Vote advancing to the All-Star main event.
● This year’s edition of the NASCAR All-Star Race will feature six rounds for a total of 100 laps. The starting lineup for Round 1 will be determined via random draw. Rounds 1 through 4 will be 15 laps each; Round 5 will be 30 laps; the Final Round will be a 10-lap shootout. At the beginning of Round 2, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12). Before the start of Round 3, the entire field will be inverted. At the beginning of Round 4, the field will be inverted via random draw (minimum of eight/maximum of 12). Starting positions for Round 5 will consist of the cumulative finish from Rounds 1 through 4. The lowest cumulative finisher starts on the pole, second-lowest starts second, and so forth. All cars must enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop during Round 5. The starting positions in the Final Round are set by finishing positions of Round 5. Only green-flag laps will count. Additionally, the fastest team on pit road during the mandatory pit stop will earn $100,000. And, of course, the race winner will earn $1 million.
● Briscoe has five NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Texas with a best finish of second earned last July. He also has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas. Both came in 2017 and both delivered top-fives.