By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Stewart-Haas Racing has announced Chase Briscoe has the driver of the No. 14 Cup Series ride for the 2021 season. He replaces Clint Bowyer.
This move was expected, as the rumor began recently.
Briscoe will work with HighPoint as his primary sponsor. He has been working with HighPoint since late last season when they came on board his No. 98 Xfinity Series Ford Mustang.
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“Chase has worked incredibly hard to make his mark in NASCAR and has earned this promotion to the NASCAR Cup Series,” Tony Stewart, the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing with Haas Automation founder Gene Haas, said. “Thanks to HighPoint and Ford, we were able to make it happen. Without Ford seeing him early on and recognizing his talent and HighPoint backing his efforts in Xfinity and now Cup, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to bring him into our system. “Since we’ve gotten together with Ford and HighPoint, we’ve been able to do great things with Chase and I feel there are more great things ahead of us.”
Bowyer – who was a free agent at the end of the season – has been hired by FOX Sports as an analyst for the NASCAR on FOX broadcasts, beginning in 2021. He will join fellow retired driver Jeff Gordon and play-by-play broadcaster Mike Joy.
The three worked together when NASCAR was shut down for several weeks due to the coronavirus. Joy, Gordon, and Bowyer worked together on FOX Sports’ iRacing coverage that Bowyer credits with saving the sport.
The Emporia, Kansas native has competed in the NASCAR Cup Series from 2005 through the 2020 season. He has 10 career starts in 538 starts.
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Bowyer’s last Cup Series win came during the 2018 season when he won the 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 10, 2018, in Brooklyn, Michigan.
Briscoe has appeared in 80 Xfinity Series events in his career. He has had 11 wins, including nine wins in 2020, over the past three seasons.
He has been a superstar behind the wheel this season, has he also has 16 Top 5 finishes and 20 Top 10 finishes. Presently, Briscoe leads the Xfinity Series points standings with 3,120 points.
He is in the final four with Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, and Austin Cindric.
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