Chase Briscoe Finishes 7th During the A-Main Event at the Chili Bowl Nationals

Published 01/12/2021, 9:32 AM EST
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 19: NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe speaks to the media during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs Media Day at Richmond Raceway on September 19, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


The 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals is officially underway, and Chase Briscoe finished seventh in the A-class main event. On the other hand, Cannon McIntosh cross the finish line first, ahead of Tyler Courtney and Blake Hahn.

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McIntosh won the event last year as well, it was not really surprising to see him triumph in the class. Truthfully speaking, it was a race to forget for him, as he plummeted down the order from his starting spot in third place.

Fortunately, it wasn’t an entirely unproductive night for Chase Briscoe. Earlier that evening, Briscoe started sixth in the heat race and went on to win. Later in the qualifier round, he ended up fourth fastest.

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Chase Briscoe knows that he needs the experience ahead of his Cup debut

Admittedly, Briscoe will be a bit disappointed to miss out on a win. On the other hand, he will be glad to get some practice in before his rookie NASCAR Cup season debut.

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)

The 26-year old is set to race in the Stewart-Haas Racing stable. However, it is noteworthy that he is taking over the wheel of the #14 car. It is the same car that Clint Bowyer vacated when he announced his retirement from the sport.

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Knowing that Clint Bowyer is a driver of excellent caliber, Chase Briscoe has big shoes to fill. However, he does have 11 Xfinity wins and a best finish of fourth in the 2020 championship.

Briscoe is a talented driver and the Stewart-Haas Racing team are lucky to have him. As a rookie, he will not have that many expectations, but he is in one of the top Cup teams.

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As a result, the driver will be under a bit of pressure to perform. Luckily, he will have the likes of Cole Custer, Aric Almirola, and Kevin Harvick to guide him through his rookie season.

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