Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Briscoe Back In His Own Car & Back In Tulsa

Written by 
Published in Racing
Monday, 13 January 2020 15:34

TULSA, Okla. – NASCAR Xfinity Series star Chase Briscoe is hoping that his return to his own equipment at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals will also lead to a return to the Saturday night A-main as well.

Briscoe, who cracked the championship field in 2017 and finished 22nd, spent last year’s Chili Bowl in a throwback car wrenched by Flea Ruzic and came one spot short of the big show on finale night.

This year, he’s back in his own Chase Briscoe Racing No. 5 Boss/Stanton-SR11, hoping for his second start in the championship feature after three years stuck in the “alphabet soup.”

In speaking with Sprint Car & Midget on Monday following practice, Briscoe expressed both confidence and familiarity in being back in his own equipment, looking relaxed going into his preliminary night.

“It’s definitely nice to come run my own stuff again. It’s a lot less pressure and just a lot more fun in general,” Briscoe said. “So it’s nice to come back. Hopefully we can get some good results. It’s tough when you come do your own deal. We only race, you know, two or three times a year in general in the midget … and we’re running against these guys that run 50 or 60 races and have multiple cars, so it definitely makes it tough, but it is a lot more enjoyable, at least from my side of things.

“In my eyes, there’s really no pressure if I go run good or run bad at the end of the day, because my owner’s not mad at me,” Briscoe joked. “So it’s a lot better for me. Hopefully we can have some good results and have a good Chili Bowl overall, because I’d really like to be back in the big show Saturday.”

Briscoe’s midget will carry branding from DiaEdge CnC Tooling, the same company that backed him during the recent Gateway Dirt Nationals in December.

Notably, the connection between driver and sponsor actually came about thanks to work that DiaEdge does on the NASCAR side with Ford Performance, Briscoe’s manufacturer in the Xfinity Series.

“It’s really cool how the whole thing started out,” Briscoe said of the partnership with DiaEdge. “They’re actually a partner of Roush-Yates. They do all the tooling that make our Roush-Yates engines on the NASCAR side. And they put on a go-kart event twice a month at GoPro (Motorplex), and they were wanting one of the NASCAR guys to come out. So I went over there … and I’ve been going almost every time since then now. We started talking about doing the Eldora truck race, and they came on board to do that with ThorSport, and after we ran really well and got their feet wet in the racing world, a couple of weeks after they were asking about doing some dirt stuff.

“Once I told them about the Chili Bowl and Gateway, they decided to come on board, and it’s been awesome for them,” Briscoe added. “The amount of people in racing and on the dirt side that are in manufacturing and CNC machines, it’s awesome. In St. Louis, they got two new customers, and then already they’ve had two or three people come up and ask about their tooling. So it’s been a really good partnership … and it’s nice for me because I can send them parts now that actually get made. There’s a couple of parts on this thing that are way nicer than what I had before.

“All in all, it really is a perfect partnership all the way around this deal.”

Knowing that he hasn’t been in the 55-lapper since 2017, Briscoe is motivated to erase that stat, which starts Monday night during Cummins Qualifying Night inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

However, Briscoe also knows that success at the Chili Bowl takes much more than just a fast race car.

“We made it in three years ago now in a different car, but this car is actually the car I ran last year, just for a different team,” Briscoe noted. “We missed the show by one spot last year in this car, and I feel like we’ve made it a little bit nicer this year with some of the parts that DiaEdge made. Hopefully it’s enough to get us in the show, but obviously it doesn’t only take speed, it takes a little bit of luck here.

“We’re starting in the last row in the second heat race, so we’re gonna need a little bit of luck, but there’s a lot of chances for passing points that hopefully we can use to make a little magic happen.”

How to Watch the Chili Bowl:

LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Presented by MyRacePass – Story Index Page
News, analysis, interviews, behind-the-scenes and more – updated throughout each day.

LIVE PPV Streaming Broadcast –
Monday – Saturday coverage

LIVE Television Broadcast –
Saturday, Jan. 18th at 8:30pm EST

LIVE Timing and Scoring – MyRacePass

SPEED SPORT’s Chili Bowl coverage is presented by MyRacePass, the official timing and scoring app of the 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Fans can download the MyRacePass app on their phones to follow all the action during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. For more information on MyRacePass, visit and use the hashtag #GetTheApp on Twitter!

Read 16 times

Leave a comment


Former Forest footballer Otim drowns in the U.S

Former Forest footballer Otim drowns in the U.S

Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim has drowned in the U.S. aged 24.Otim had trained wi...

Rashford: Front 3 have brought optimism to Utd.

Rashford: Front 3 have brought optimism to Utd.

Marcus Rashford has said Manchester United's exciting front three, that includes Anthony Martial and...

Guardiola confident UCL ban will be overturned

Guardiola confident UCL ban will be overturned

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club will win their appeal against a two-year...


TBT 2020 expert picks: Can anyone upset Carmen's Crew, Overseas Elite?

TBT 2020 expert picks: Can anyone upset Carmen's Crew, Overseas Elite?

This year's edition of The Basketball Tournament is unique for a multitude of reasons. Due to the on...

TBT 2020: Meet the top 10 players vying for $1 million over the next 11 days

TBT 2020: Meet the top 10 players vying for $1 million over the next 11 days

It has been more than three months since we've had organized hoops in the United States, but basketb...


Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head

Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head

The New York Yankees are relieved that starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is doing well after being dr...

Dodgers' Price says he won't play this season

Dodgers' Price says he won't play this season

LOS ANGELES -- David Price, the former Cy Young Award winner who was heading into his first season w...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.