Chase Briscoe reveals the reason for his good performances

“It’ll definitely be interesting to see how this car impacts tire saving and guys going hard and things like that.”

by Sead Dedovic
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Chase Briscoe reveals the reason for his good performances

Chase Briscoe got off to a great start to the season with a win in Phoenix. His No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing proved to be good, and he explained the main reason for his good performances. “I don’t feel like I’m really doing anything different,” Briscoe said, as quoted by motorsport.

“The last few weeks, the car has driven pretty similar to the old Cup car – not the 550 (horsepower) stuff, but the 750 (hp) package. I feel like just as a team we’ve gotten better. We’ve had more speed in our race cars where last year was obviously a struggle but, to me, the cars don’t drive a whole lot different.

I don’t know if other guys just have more habits to break, where I didn’t really have a lot of things I needed to change as far as from an experience standpoint”.

Speed and Richmond race

Last season they lacked the speed they have now.

"I just think our cars have been really good. We’ve had a lot of speed and we’ve been able to capitalize on that,” he said. “Last year we never had the speed we needed a lot of the time, and the races we did have speed and ran up front, we didn’t have it consistently like we have this year, so far”.

The next race is Richmond, but Briscoe still doesn't know what to expect from it. Richmond, I don’t really know what to expect. I do think this car probably creates a little more grip than the old car does at places like Richmond, but I honestly don’t know what to expect when we get there,” Briscoe said.

“I think that we haven’t really seen this car on a true short track. Yes, Phoenix is a short track, but there’s not a lot of tire falloff, where at Richmond there’s a ton of falloff, so we have to see how this car reacts to that.

“It’ll definitely be interesting to see how this car impacts tire saving and guys going hard and things like that”.

Chase Briscoe
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