WATCH: Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe Collide at Watkins Glen

Published 08/10/2021, 6:22 PM EDT
Jun 13, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) and driver Kyle Busch (18) and driver Christopher Bell (20) and driver Cole Custer (41) and driver Chase Elliott (9) lead the field at the start of the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Sometime during the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, Christopher Bell tangled with Kyle Larson. However, he was not entirely innocent for the rest of the race. Apparently, he was battling with rookie driver Chase Briscoe, when there was a minor scuffle.

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As it turned out, Briscoe ran wide a little bit, and while rejoining, clipped Bell’s car. The good news was that there were no major consequences and both were able to continue. The good news was that the two of them were able to finish in the Top 10, with Bell in 7th and Briscoe finishing 9th.

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By his standards, Bell enjoyed a reasonably great race. All this was in spite of the shenanigans with Larson and Briscoe. His day started off on a sour note, as a technical issue sent his car to the back of the grid. Nevertheless, he managed to fight his way up the order and was even battling for the lead at one point.

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What lies ahead for Christopher Bell?

Of course, the remaining three races are just a formality for Bell. This is because he has qualified for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The qualification is largely down to the fact that he has visited Victory Lane at the Daytona road course this season. Owing to that, it gives him an automatic qualification for the playoff.

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 06: Chase Briscoe, driver of the #98 Ford Performance Racing School Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series LS Tractor 200 at Phoenix Raceway on March 06, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Chase Briscoe is lying in 22nd place in the championship. With three races left in regular season, his job will be a lot harder in trying to get into the Top 16 and a playoff berth. Nevertheless, he has still managed to do a stellar job as a rookie driver in his first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. For now, the Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing drivers will be focusing on the remaining races before the playoffs kick off.

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