Briscoe leads most laps enroute to first career victory, Bell claims series title


By Matt Courson
November 17, 2017

HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Chase Briscoe earned his first career win Friday evening in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Christopher Bell finished second, ahead of the other three title contenders, to claim his first title in the series.


In August, team owner Brad Keselowski announced that he would be shutting his truck team down due to lack of funding.


“This is a long time coming,” Briscoe said. “So proud of all these guys. To know that they’re not going to have a job next year and we continued to bring really good trucks even though we were outside the playoffs, such a testament to how good these Brad Keselowski guys are.

“Thank you so much to Ford for believing in me.”


Bell, who also won the championship, won the first and second stage.

“There are no words to describe what this means to me,” Bell said. “To be able to be here and to finish out my career at Kyle Busch Motorsports with the championship is something that I’m going to cherish for the rest of my life.”

Briscoe led the most laps (81) during the 134 lap event in south Florida.


Johnny Sauter finished the event in third place, followed by Ryan Truex and rookie Austin Cindric.


The event was free of cautions due to accidents (the yellow flag flew twice for stage conclusions).


The Ford EcoBoost 300 is scheduled to begin Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.


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