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Last year, Chase Briscoe had some fun in the dirt, winning for ThorSport Racing at Eldora Speedway in a photo finish with teammate Grant Enfinger. The two sides announced on Thursday (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway that they’re returning to defend the trophy on August 1 in the annual Eldora Dirt Derby.
Briscoe, 24, made his name in dirt racing before turning his attention to asphalt racing in 2016, running ARCA full time. But whenever the driver can get back to his racing roots, he’s going to do it.
“Super exciting for me to go back to Eldora to try and win two in a row,” Briscoe said. “Nobody’s been able to do that, so it’s certainly something I’d love to do.
“It’s the only dirt race that we get to go back and race that has dirt on it. There’s a lot of pride in being the guy to win that race. Eldora’s dirt racing is what Daytona is for pavement racing. It’s the pinnacle. If you win at Eldora, it’s like winning at Daytona.”
Briscoe will drive the No. 27 Ford, sponsored by DiaEdge, a brand of tools that brings together cutting-edge technologies.
Team manager David Pepper confirmed the truck Briscoe will be running is the same truck that was victorious last year.
Between the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series races Briscoe has run at Eldora, the Indiana native has an average finish of second.