July 23, 2016

CLERMONT, Ind. (AP) Points leader Chase Briscoe ran away with the ARCA Racing Series event Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway for his third straight victory.

The 21-year-old Briscoe, from Mitchell, Indiana, led 131 of 200 laps on the 0.686-mile oval in Cunningham Motorsports' No. 77 Ford. He beat second-place Travis Miller by 9.886 seconds.

Briscoe started the winning streak at Winchester and also won at Iowa.

''Opportunities like this just don't come around every day - not without a great team,'' Briscoe said . ''As a team we're really starting to execute. We just have to keep doing it. I feel this will be our championship to lose.''

Briscoe praised crew chief Chad Bryant.

''Chad Bryant put this car on rails,'' Briscoe said. ''He's the best in the business. I'm so blessed to be with Cunningham Motorsports. Chad made some huge changes between practices and it made the car come alive.''

Miller was making his first ARCA start, driving the No. 8 MDM Hillman-Ranier Racing Chevrolet.

''I'm really happy to come out with a second place finish in my first ARCA start,'' Miller said.

Briscoe teammate Myatt Snider was third, followed by Josh Williams, Chad Finley, Bret Holmes, Kyle Benjamin, Parker Kligerman, Gus Dean and Tom Hessert.

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