The Stewart Haas Racing driver and his wife have announced the birth of their son just before Briscoe competes in the Cup race at Talladega. What have Chase and Marissa Briscoe decided to call the baby?
Chase and Marissa Briscoe become parents with first baby
Chase Briscoe announced the birth of his and wife Marissa’s first child on Saturday morning.
The driver of the #14 Ford Mustang said the baby boy had been delivered by Caesarean section.
He also added the labour had taken 36 hours before the baby was born on Saturday.
The couple have chosen to name their son Brooks Wayne Cunningham Briscoe.
Shortly after the 2020 season resumed following its covid-19 suspension, Briscoe won an XFinity race at Darlington.
The victory came just two days after Marissa suffered a miscarriage after doctors failed to detect the heartbeat of their daughter.
The couple suffered a second miscarriage later in 2020.
Chase Briscoe flew out late to last week’s race at Las Vegas – just in case the baby came early.
He was heavily delayed but made it just in time to start the race – finishing in 14th place.
Tricky debut season for Briscoe
2021 is Briscoe’s first season at Cup level – replacing the retired Clint Bowyer in the #14 SHR.
SHR has struggled for pace this season compared with 2020 – where Briscoe’s team-leader Kevin Harvick scored nine wins.
SHR has just a solitary win through Aric Almirola at New Hampshire.
Briscoe failed to qualify for the NASCAR Playoffs.
He has scored three top ten results in his rookie year, all coming on road courses.
He took sixth at Circuit Of The Americas and Road America, and ninth at Watkins Glen.
Briscoe is due to start the Cup Series race at Talladega on Sunday from 17th place.