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Briscoe to replace Bowyer behind wheel of No. 14 Ford

Field Level Media
21 Oct 2020, 01:40 GMT+10

Chase Briscoe will drive the No. 14 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing on the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, replacing the retiring Clint Bowyer.

The team announced Briscoe's promotion from the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Tuesday.

Briscoe, 25, is leading in the standings for the 2020 Xfinity Series title, with nine wins and 16 top-five finishes in 30 starts with three races remaining. He will race in Saturday's playoff at Texas Motor Speedway and won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway last weekend.

His career year on the Xfinity circuit convinced team co-owner Tony Stewart to promote Briscoe.

"He's delivered time and time again this season and he's definitely ready for the NASCAR Cup Series," Stewart said.

"Growing up in Indiana and racing sprint cars, the guy I always looked up to was Tony Stewart. To be able to drive for him is a dream come true," Briscoe said of his fellow Indiana native.

Briscoe is set to debut in the NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14.

Bowyer, 41, announced last week that he'll retire at the end of the season after accepting a job as an analyst at Fox Sports.

--Field Level Media

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