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Sport Chase Briscoe prevails in late-race scramble for Xfinity win at Indy road course

01:15  05 july  2020
01:15  05 july  2020 Source:   nascar.com

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

  Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip the result of the opener. The 1-2 finish out of each driver is a clear sign two of the best drivers in the game are poised again to make a championship push. © Provided by Associated Press Denny Hamlin's pit crew performs a late pit stop during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa.

Briscoe lost the lead late in Saturday’s Pennzoil 150 only to come back and went three-wide with then-leader A.J. Allmendinger and Austin Briscoe then quickly began to pull away as the battle for position heated up behind him and he held off Justin Haley to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race

Road course or oval, Chase Briscoe wants a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway any way he can get one. Briscoe is a third-generation racer , and his path to NASCAR began on the dirt tracks of Indiana in 2001 when He won his first heat race and later that evening earned his first feature win .

a person riding a skateboard up the side of a fence: Chase Briscoe prevails in late-race scramble for Xfinity win at Indy road course © Jamie Squire Getty Images Chase Briscoe prevails in late-race scramble for Xfinity win at Indy road course Home-state favorite Chase Briscoe emerged from a furious battle for the lead down the stretch, claiming a historic first Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a dramatic win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first race on the oval-road course layout.

Briscoe led 33 of the 62 laps in the Pennzoil 150, pushing the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 98 Ford to his fifth victory of the season and the seventh of his Xfinity Series career. The win was also his third in the last four Xfinity Series races, all coming with veteran Greg Zipadelli as his interim crew chief.

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Chase Briscoe conquers the first race on the Charlotte road course for his first career Xfinity Series win .

Mike Wallace briefly went off course in Turn 1 late in the session and Brett Moffitt suffered a cut left Cindric and Allmendinger combined to win three Xfinity road course races last year and will be the favorites in this race . LAST RACE : Chase Briscoe won at Pocono. Ross Chastain finished second.

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Justin Haley came out of the late scramble with a second-place finish in the Kaulig Racing No. 11 Chevrolet, 1.717 seconds behind Briscoe at the checkered flag. Noah Gragson took third with AJ Allmendinger fourth and Austin Cindric finishing out the top five.

Cindric controlled most of the race’s first half, leading 18 laps and winning the first stage. But he was black-flagged for jumping a restart near the midway point, forcing his No. 22 Team Penske Ford to pit road for a pass-through penalty. He resumed the race in 31st place, but rallied to finish among the top five and battle for the lead in the final laps.

The event marked the Xfinity Series’ ninth race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the previous eight were held on the 2.5-mile oval. Saturday’s race used the 14-turn, 2.439-mile configuration that combines portions of the oval and infield road course.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes the idea of NASCAR Cup Series possibly racing on Indy's road course

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Allmendinger, who has four NASCAR road course wins to his credit (three in Xfinity and one in Cup), paced the first practice session with an average He was the only drive to eclipse the 97 mph on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn course , which is also used by the IndyCar Series. Austin Cindric ended up second

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The event was part of a Saturday doubleheader with the NTT IndyCar Series. The NASCAR Cup Series will race Sunday on the 2.5-mile oval.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ next race is scheduled Thursday (8 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kentucky Speedway.

This race will be updated.

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