Chase Briscoe Returns to the No. 27 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150 for Eldora Dirt Derby
SPARTA, Ky. (July 11, 2019) – Reigning Eldora Dirt Derby race winner Chase Briscoe will return to the No. 27 Ford F-150 with DIAEDGE onboard as the primary sponsor for the Seventh Annual NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.
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Briscoe is no stranger to dirt, currently competing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and previously competing in the Gander Trucks for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR), he cut his teeth racing on dirt at tracks in Indiana and surrounding states.
The 24-year-old, Mitchell, Indiana-native worked his way up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards where he won the 2016 ARCA championship, on his way to the Gander Trucks and beyond.
“I can’t wait to get back to Eldora. It’s a special race to me because for guys growing up on dirt it’s our version of Daytona. No one has ever won that race twice let alone back-to-back and hopefully we can do it. I’m so thankful to Duke and Rhonda Thorson for letting me run this race and hopefully we can get DIAEDGE, Ford, and ThorSport Racing a victory,” said Briscoe.
ThorSport Racing has won the past two Eldora Dirt Derby races. In addition to Briscoe’s Dirt Derby win in 2018, series veteran Matt Crafton took the win in 2017.
Taking the green flag for the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby, televised action heats up Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Additional coverage can be found via the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cards, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles, a Lincoln luxury vehicle, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com
About ThorSport Racing
Entering its 24th season of competition, ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team, competing in the series since 1996. For more information, visit ThorSport.com.
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