Briscoe tastes victory for the first time at CLS, eats first-ever hot dog

Briscoe tastes victory for the first time at CLS, eats first-ever hot dog

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Joliet, Ill. – September 15, 2016 – Chase Briscoe, Cunningham Motorsports and their No. 77 Big Tine Ford Fusion, dominated all night and were able to recover from a minor error in pit road in the latter stages of the race to pick up his fifth win in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards at Thursday night’s Scott® 150. In tow were Jon Wes Townley and Christopher Bell, who finished second and third respectively.

Briscoe’s win this evening was paired with his first-ever bite of the iconic Eisenberg foot-long hot dog, and what better way to taste the sweet taste of victory than with a Chicago-style dog with all the fixings. The hot dog included the traditional yellow mustard, chopped white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. This new Victory Lane tradition was introduced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last season and will continue on within each race this weekend.

“That’s something that my parents have been trying to do for 21 years now,” said Briscoe of his taste of the Chicago-dog. “The victory certainly helped on that.”

Briscoe led a race-high 84 of the 100 laps and pulled away for the victory. His closest competition, pole sitter Shane Lee, blew a tire midway through the race while running second, slamming the wall and ruining his day. While leading, Briscoe overshot his pit during caution-flag pit stops and had to come through the field to take the win.

“That’s something that my parents have been trying to do for 21 years now,” said Briscoe of his taste of the Chicago-dog. “The victory certainly helped on that.”

Rounding out the top five in today’s 16th running of the ARCA Racing Series at Chicagoland Speedway were Kyle Weatherman and Dalton Sargeant, who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

This was the 16th winner in 16 ARCA races at Chicagoland Speedway. Briscoe joins the likes of Ed Berrier, Chad Blount, Frank Kimmel, Kyle Krisiloff, Dawaune Bryan, Steve Wallace, Michael McDowell, Scott Lagassee Jr., Justin Lofton, Patrick Sheltra, Ty Dillon, Kevin Swindell, Corey Lajoie, Mason Mitchell and Ryan Reed as ARCA winners at Chicagoland.

Tickets are still available for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 with kids 12 and under receiving $25 off adult ticket prices in each section.  Tickets can be purchased online at ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app or day-of at the box office.

The remaining 2016 NASCAR race schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend

 

Friday, Sept. 16            NASCAR Sprint Cup Series I-Cash Pole Qualifying

Friday, Sept. 16            NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol e15 225

Saturday, Sept. 17        NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for Safety 300

Sunday, Sept. 18          NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

 

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