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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.