"We are headed to Richmond Raceway this weekend. It’s a special one, because we are starting the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, which means we have this awesome red banner up here, red splitter, and red spoiler. So, if you see us on TV, check out all the red cars, because that’s our competition this week! Richmond is a short track. We haven’t been to a short track in a minute, so I am excited to go back there under the lights, race, and get multiple grooves of racing going while beating and banging. Good, old short track racing in Virginia, and we are excited to kick off the Xfinity Series Playoffs this weekend in Richmond."
Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang, is coming off his third win of the season after taking a double overtime triumph last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Briscoe held a Q&A session today and discussed his season’s success to date and what his expectations are for Saturday’s scheduled race at Talladega.
“We just got done at Charlotte, where my teammate, AJ Allmendinger, won the Roval race! I had some mechanical issues on lap one, which put us out (of contention), but we are going to the elimination race. We are way below the cut-off line, so we need to win this weekend at Dover. We had a lot of speed there in the spring, so hopefully we can bring that same speed back to Dover this time and get that win to lock us into the next round. It’s going to take everything, and a win, this weekend – nothing else is going to matter! It’s either wreckers or checkers, so we will see you all there.”
CHASE BRISCOE, NO. 98 Nutri Chomps Ford Mustang - Finished: 4th“We were making a ton of moves. I don't usually have any fun on these superspeedways but that right there was a blast. There are so many things I wish I would have done different there at the end."
“The playoffs are finally here, and we can’t wait to turn up the wick and go get them this weekend at Richmond. After we won at Daytona, we knew we were in, and we have been working all season long to get to this weekend. The key for us and the No. 1 Pilot Flying J team is to be fast, be solid and advance to the Round of 8. That starts Friday night. We’ve had fast cars and a lot of good strategy, so we’re going to step it up and focus on advancing. That’s all that matters now.” – Michael Annett