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Southern Indiana driver moving up to NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe, a native of Mitchell, Indiana, is making the leap to NASCAR's highest level.


Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Briscoe will be driving the #14-car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the 2021 season. He'll be replacing long time Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer, who is retiring from racing at the end of the year.


Briscoe has won nine races in the 2020 Xfinity Series season and is one of the favorites to win the series championship.


He grew up in southern Indiana and started racing sprint cars with his father at the age of 13 before making the leap to try and compete in NASCAR. During his career racing sprint cars he won 410 races, which broke a record set by NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon, who also grew up in Indiana.