It was the primary NASCAR race for the Xfinity Series since the green flag flew in Phoenix on March 7, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the brandishing scene a couple of days after. Furthermore, the race was additionally deferred by climate this week. At first the occasion was set for Tuesday evening. Yet it was cut short and pushed back two days, and afterward as proceeded with precipitation fell, the booked Thursday early afternoon start was knocked by 4 1/2 hours.
Like the NASCAR Cup Series races prior in the week, the Xfinity Series raced at Darlington without the advantage of any practice or qualifying to get a hang of the track. Furthermore, like the two prior occasions, there were no fans as it was a closed-door race. All the members followed exacting social-distancing conventions at the track.
There was lots of overtaking in the final laps that most likely had the fans at home on their feet. An emotional Chase Briscoe combat Kyle Busch to the line Thursday to catch the success in the Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first NASCAR race back since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt.
The success was made even more piercing for Briscoe as he and his wife, Marissa, had shared on Wednesday they had learned that they lost the baby they were hoping to welcome late in the year.
“This is for my wife,” Briscoe said in tears. “This has been the hardest week. When I took the lead, I was crying in my car. This is more than a race win. This is the biggest win of my life after the toughest day of my life. To be able to beat the best there is so satisfying.”
Driving without breaks at Darlington for a NASCAR race!!
Lost brakes lap 1. @MhrRacing guys worked hard every stop, unfortunately we we never able to get them back. Wish we could of gotten the @SAVE22VETS guys a better finish. Next time. On a high note-not a scratch! pic.twitter.com/e5MU2GW6i4
— Bayley Currey (@BayleyCurrey) May 21, 2020
Darlington Raceway is one of the toughest tracks on the calendar. The raceway has a nickname- ‘Too Tough To tame’.
Bayley Currey, the driver for the MHR racing drove the entire NASCAR race without breaks. He brought the car home in one piece and finished in 33rd place.
Currey says: “Lost brakes lap 1. @MhrRacing guys worked hard every stop, unfortunately we we never able to get them back. Wish we could of gotten the @SAVE22VETS guys a better finish. Next time. On a high note-not a scratch!”
Currey explained the issues in a reaction to a fan who got some information about his brakes.
Pretty much. Had a little in the rear. Had to pump them down both straightaways to get anything out of the fronts.
— Bayley Currey (@BayleyCurrey) May 22, 2020
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