With the Truck Series race on the Bristol dirt track right around the corner, a few Cup Series drivers have announced intent to compete in the unique event on April 8th, 2023. Joey Logano announced that he will drive the No. 66 Ford F-150 for the Truck Series race on dirt, and now, his fellow NASCAR Ford driver Chase Briscoe will join the melee in a race truck of his own.
Fielded by AM Racing (AMR), Briscoe will take control of the No. 22 NASCAR Ford F-150 on the Bristol dirt track. The race will mark Briscoe’s first time behind the wheel of a Truck Series machine since 2021. Production Alliance Group and Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts will provide sponsorship for his efforts.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity with AM Racing and Production Alliance Group,” said Briscoe in a press release. “I always look forward to the Bristol dirt weekend and to be able to get on track twice as much and feel things out will be a lot of fun and, I hope, really beneficial. I know everyone at AM Racing has worked hard to get the truck ready and I think it’s anyone’s race when it comes to the dirt events.”
Briscoe has extensive experience in dirt racing. Much of his early racing career was spent wheeling on the dirt tracks in southern Indiana. In fact, he won his first-ever heat race behind the wheel of a quarter midget race car on dirt, securing the feature race later on in the event. Since then, he’s driven sprint cars on dirt before graduating to asphalt stock car racing.
Currently, Briscoe pilots the No. 14 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing fulltime at the Cup Series level, and he recently signed a multiyear contract with the top-tier team to continue his efforts at NASCAR’s highest echelon. As for Bristol dirt, he’ll be pulling double-duty, racing the No. 22 F-150 in the Truck Series before taking the No. 14 Mustang to the track the following day.
Briscoe has also raced three Truck Series dirt events at Eldora Speedway, and never finished worse than seventh.