By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Chase Briscoe had to show a lot of perseverance on Sunday. He overcame a spin with 20 laps to go.
Following the spin, he was able to rebound to win the Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. This was the second race of the scheduled triple header that featured all three series.
This is Briscoe’s sixth career win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Four of his wins have come through the first 12 races of the 2020 schedule.
“We were really not that good at the beginning. We kind of struggled and didn’t have the speed I really anticipated to have here,” Briscoe said. “Zippy (crew chief Greg Zipadelli) and the guys kept working on it, kept getting it better and better. We had the lead there, after I sped on put road.
“I was a little worried, but, fortunately, a lot of the good cars got torn up and made it a little bit easier to get back through the field. Me and Ross, it was pretty fun. He’s one of the hardest guys to race against and pass… We’re halfway to eight, so hopefully we can keep going.”
Briscoe held off Ross Chastain, who finished second in his Nutrien Ag Solutions for Kaulig Racing. Jeremy Clements finished third in his Fly & Form Structures Patriotic ride.
“We did everything right,” Chastain said. “Got a good push that we needed cleared him into (Turn) 1. It’s tough to be upset with second, but I am. I’m so proud of Kaulig Racing… I know how lucky I am, but, man, it’s the memories we take with us—not the money.”
Chastain led a race-high 31 laps. Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, and Myatt Snider also led laps at the tricky triangle.
Several cars were not able to finish the race. This included Chad Finchum, Daniel Hemric, Cindric, Harrison Burton, Josh Williams, Joe Graf Jr., Brandon Jones, Stephen Leicht, Tommy Joe Martins, Brandon Brown, and Jeff Green.
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