Chase Briscoe will race for the championship
KANSAS CITY — Chase Briscoe will have a chance to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series title in three weeks.
Briscoe led the most laps (159 of 200) on Saturday (Oct. 17th) in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway en route to victory.
The race was Briscoe’s ninth victory of 2020 and the 11th of his career. The victory guarantees Briscoe a position in the championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
“It’s so cool that we are able to lock into Phoenix,” Briscoe said. “…We gotta go win it now. I think it’s a huge confidence booster.”
Wins are the goals over the next two weeks for Briscoe, and he said there is no stress with possible results at Texas and Martinsville.
“We’re going to focus on Phoenix,” Briscoe said. “There’s three races to go try and win and that’s what we’re going to try and do.”
Daniel Hemric finished runner-up to Briscoe. The result was his eighth second-place finish in the series and 30th Top-5 finish. He has never won in the series in 86 starts.
“Huge huge thank you to Nancy Andretti,” Hemric said about the support to run the throwback John Andretti paint scheme.”
Ryan Sieg, who led 19 laps, finished third. Justin Haley and Austin Hill rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
Josh Williams, Brett Moffitt, Michael Annett, Brandon Jones and Justin Allgaier finished in positions sixth through 10th.
THROUGH THE FIELD
Anthony Alfedo was involved in a six-car incident on lap 172 that resulted in his car flipping and coming to a rest upside down. The crash led to a red flag condition for over 12 minutes.
Alfredo was checked and released from the infield medical center.
Championship contenders Austin Cindric and Noah Gragson were involved in a lap 14 eight-car incident. Gragson finished last (36th) while Cindric salvaged a 28-th place finish, 27 laps down.
Justin Allgaier (+11 points), Brandon Jones (+9 points) and Austin Cindric (+2 points) are currently in the three remaining positions to transfer into the Championship 4.
Justin Haley (-2 points), Ross Chastain (-12 points), Ryan Sieg (-17 points) and Noah Gragson (-33 points) are on the outside looking in.
The next race for the Xfinity Series is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, at Texas Motor Speedway.
Martin Aragon contributed to this report.
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