Crew Chief: Bud Haefele
Spotter: Joe White
News and Notes:
- This Week’s No. 27 Ford Performance Ford F-150… The No. 27 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 70 for Wednesday night’s Sixth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. Yet to be run with ThorSport Racing, Chassis No. 70 will make its 2018 season debut this week in New Weston, Ohio.
- Victorious on Dirt…Returning to the tracks that helped mold his racing career, Briscoe competed with the Midwest Open Wheel Association this past Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. Located in Haubstadt, Indiana, Briscoe knocked two items off his motorsport bucket list, racing his way to victory in a winged car, and getting his first win at Tri-State.
- Built Ford Tough… Many team members of this week’s No. 27 Ford Performance F-150 team have a long-standing, historical tie to the blue oval in their motorsport background. Competing with Liberty Racing through Liberty Ford, a dealership located in nearby-Vermilion, Ohio, the team’s crew chief Bud Haefle, mechanic Rich Riley, and two members of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Ford F-150 crew worked with the team who fielded racing notables like Butch Miller, Wayne Anderson, Kevin Harvick and Kenny Irwin.
- Catch Briscoe at Eldora… Briscoe will join fellow ThorSport Racing teammates, and other NCWTS drivers, for a series autograph session, Wednesday, July 18, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET, located in the Multipurpose Building behind the grandstands in Turns 3 and 4 at Eldora Speedway. Additionally, Briscoe will also make an appearance at the Ford Display on race day. Stay tuned to ThorSport Racing social media channels for more information.
Chatting with Chase Briscoe…
“I’m really excited to head to Eldora Speedway this week. Growing up racing dirt, and being a dirt guy, Eldora is our Daytona. Any time you get to run at Eldora, it’s special. For me, being a dirt guy, this truck race is special, with it being the only time one of the top three touring series races on dirt. There’s some pride involved when you go, something I always try to run. After running the race last year, this is something I’ve been in talks with since January with Ford. It came down to the wire, but I’m very thankful for Ford’s support and allowing me to run this race. I’m very excited, as it’s one race I’m really looking forward to, and to be a part of one of the toughest fields in the history of the truck race there is pretty cool.”