Rumor has it Saturday’s Xfinity winner Chase Briscoe is close to signing a deal for a full-time Xfinity ride in 2019.
Speaking on MRN Monday Brad Keselowski’s spotter Joey Meier said: “the word in the garage is he’s getting ready to sign, or really close-to signing a full-time deal possibly with Stewart-Haas in the #98.”
LISTEN TO IT HERE, Briscoe talk starts at-the 12:45 mark.
That is huge Xfinity Series news if it is true and a win for all the guys that don’t bring sponsorship. In Victory Lane on Saturday Briscoe said “I don’t bring any money, I just volunteer at shops and hope I get to drive” which is such and old school and badass way to make it nowadays.
Briscoe is a rising talent and one that Ford has recognized. After Brad Keselowski Racing closed last season Briscoe said Ford let him know they would take care of him for 2019. The manufacturer did just that, he has split the Roush Fenway #60 car with Ty Majeski and Austin Cindric this year as well making starts in the Continental Tire Series and with Stewart-Haas Racing in the #98.
Now it sounds like the manufacturer is going to help him get into the Xfinity Series full-time in 2019. His win on Saturday could not have come at a more clutch time. As seats are getting filled and teams are looking at drivers Briscoe put his name back at the front of everyone’s mind.
The Xfinity Series needs more competitive cars if Stewart-Haas Racing wants-to field two cars in 2019 that should be a welcomed addition by all. Briscoe running a full season also makes him an instant threat for the playoffs and maybe the championship.
If Briscoe gets the #98 ride for 2019 there should be one key addition to the contract. The 9 and 8 must be from the same font type. Enough of this madness, SHR.
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