“Taken Me Under His Wing” – Chase Briscoe Reveals How Kevin Harvick Has Helped His NASCAR Career

Published 01/30/2021, 5:30 AM EST
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 14: Chase Briscoe, Cooper Standard Ford F150 during qualifying for the Freds 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Motor Speedway in Talladega Alabama.(Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


In the 2021 NASCAR Cup season, there will be a couple of new faces, one of them being Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe. The man has admitted that he has a lot to learn and will be seeking advice from his teammate, Kevin Harvick. However, this will not be the first time the youngster has shadowed Harvick in his career.

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In fact, their association goes all the way back to Briscoe’s Xfinity debut in 2018. Needless to say, Briscoe has a relatively decent debut season, racking up a few top 10s. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength, even though he has yet to win an Xfinity title.

BRISTOL, TN – AUGUST 17: Chase Briscoe, driver of the #60 Ford Ford, stands by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

“I was wearing him out. I almost felt bad for him, how much I was talking to him. He was nothing but nice to me. Ever since that day he’s kind of taken me under his wing. Kevin has helped me a ton over the last two years,” Briscoe said.

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“My first Xfinity race, I wasn’t even driving at Stewart-Haas. I was with Roush (Fenway Racing) and we just happened to be pitted beside each other at Atlanta.  He’s been amazing to me. He’s been a huge help to me.”

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 10: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford, looks on during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

How has Kevin Harvick helped Chase Briscoe?

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As per the 26-year-old’s account, he often called Harvick for advice during the 2020 Xfinity season. Chase Briscoe was truly happy because Harvick proved to be a big help for him. He also admitted that the veteran was quite patient, as their calls often lasted 20-30 minutes.

Of course, Harvick was not the only driver to offer his assistance. Briscoe revealed that he also approached Aric Almirola in the 2020 season.

Heading into the new campaign, he hopes that 2020 Rookie of the Year, Cole Custer, could also aid in his development. Custer was on the same boat as he was last year, and the two would be able to get along better.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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