Briscoe Goes for First Win in Las Vegas

Chase Briscoe, the driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 23, 2017, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Photo – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

If the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs were beginning its Round of 6 this weekend, Chase Briscoe wouldn’t advance.

Luckily for Briscoe, he has two races to change that – Saturday’s Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 8 pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 14th.

Following his 11th-place finish at New Hampshire last weekend, Briscoe sits a manageable three points behind Kaz Grala for the final transfer spot to the Round of 6.

“I feel like we are taking even better trucks this year than the team brought last year when they earned the one-two finish,” said Briscoe, who drives the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. “It’s really important to go there and get the win to take away a lot of stress for Talladega.”

Saturday’s race will mark Briscoe’s first start at Las Vegas, but it will be his seventh start at a 1.5-mile race track this season. He has two second-place finishes at 1.5-mile courses this season – Texas and Chicagoland.

“Last week wasn’t how we wanted to kick off our playoffs, but all eight of us are so close in points that I have no doubt that we’ll be able to overcome it and get above the cut after Vegas,” Briscoe said. “We just can’t make any mistakes and we can’t struggle like we did last week.”