Chase Briscoe has not raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a paved surface since his lone full-time season in 2017. That will change on Saturday when he returns to Roper Racing‘s #04 Ford F-150 for the WISE Power 200 at Kansas Speedway.
Since 2018, Briscoe’s three Truck starts have exclusively come on dirt at Eldora Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, during which he won at the former in 2018. In March, he returned to the series for the inaugural Truck race on Bristol’s dirt layout, where he finished fifth for Roper.
He finished fifth in his lone Truck start at Kansas in 2017. His only full Truck schedule ended with a sixth-place points finish, a win in the season finale at Homestead, and Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver honours.
“I am excited to have Chase Briscoe back in our Preferred Industrial Contractors/CarQuest F-150,” team owner Cory Roper stated. Roper has been the the #04’s primary driver since its formation in 2018. “Having Chase pilot our truck on a mile and a half will give us some great feedback on our intermediate track programme. I can’t thank Chase enough for jumping in and helping this team get better. We will be bringing him the best truck we can prepare to give him every opportunity to run up front.”
Now a Cup Series rookie, the Truck start will come a day before Briscoe’s main series’ race at the 1.5-mile track. Briscoe won at Kansas in his last run there in the Xfinity Series in 2020.
“I’m excited to get back with the Roper guys, we had a great run on the dirt and I’m excited to see where their stuff is on the pavement side and help them try to evaluate where they stack up,” said Briscoe. “I’m honoured that they asked me to do it as I had a blast racing with them at Bristol and I’m sure it will be the same at Kansas.”
Briscoe is currently twenty-eighth in Cup points after ten races; yesterday, he scored his best Cup finish to date of eleventh at Talladega. The #04, which is running the full 2021 Truck schedule, sits twenty-first in the owner standings with Roper holding the best run of third in the opener at Daytona.