The Ford F-150 Raptor has long been a popular vehicle among celebrities, who are undoubtedly attracted to the rugged pickup’s aggressive styling and road presence, not to mention its off-road capability. That list includes people such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – who has not only owned an F-150 Raptor or two but also wants a Ford F-150 Lightning and Ford Bronco Raptor for his collection – Post Malone, who just got an F-150 Raptor tattoo, and Cleetus McFarland, who has been hooning his 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R a lot lately. Now, another famous person has purchased the V8-powered version of the new F-150 Raptor as well – Nascar driver Chase Briscoe.
— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe_14) July 19, 2023
Chase Briscoe posted a short video on Twitter showing off his latest purchase, which he calls his “grocery getter.” It’s an interesting phrase used to describe the Ford F-150 Raptor R for sure, as we are talking about a truck that comes from the factory packing the supercharged Ford 5.2L V8 engine, generating a hefty 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
Regardless, if there’s anyone out there that can handle the Ford F-150 Raptor R, it’s likely a Nascar driver like Briscoe, who also served as a Ford Performance Driving School instructor a couple of years ago, giving some important pointers to those in attendance looking to hone their driving skills. Briscoe also recently signed a new multi-year contract extension with his team, Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), ensuring that the 2020 Nascar Rookie of the Year will continue to drive the No. 14 Nascar Ford Mustang racer for years to come.