Chase Briscoe
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Chase Briscoe, wife Marissa welcome baby boy

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Chase Briscoe took to social media Saturday to reveal he and wife Marissa have welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Brooks Wayne Cunningham Briscoe.

Briscoe shared on Twitter last weekend the baby’s due date was fast approaching as evidenced by the fact he flew out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway the morning of the race.

After a NASCAR Xfinity Series win last year at Darlington Raceway — the series’ first race back after a break from the COVID-19 pandemic — the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was quite emotional as a day prior, the couple shared they had lost a baby. Since then, the couple has been open on social media about their journey.

It has been an emotional week for Briscoe, who is mourning the loss of ARCA champion car owner and friend Briggs Cunningham III, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 89. Given his tweets in honor of his friend and a member of his racing family, it’s not hard to imagine the baby’s middle name is in honor of him.

The Indiana native is in his first NASCAR Cup Series season driving the famed No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for co-owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.