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Chase Briscoe wins inaugural ROVAL race at Charlotte

Chase Briscoe
Chase Briscoe wins the Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo: Kyle Stephens | The Racing Experts

Chase Briscoe won his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Briscoe, who only has 14 starts in the Xfinity series, led the final 24 laps around the 2.28-mile ROVAL.

Briscoe is running part-time this season with Roush Fenway Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing. In July, Briscoe won in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Eldora Dirt Derby.

Justin Marks finished second in his final Xfinity Series race.  Marks announced last week on Twitter that it would be his final start in the series.

Austin Cindric, who started on the pole, finished third after spinning with two laps remaining in Stage 1.

Ryan Preece, who will replace Aj Allmendinger at JTG Daugherty Racing, finished fourth followed by Christopher Bell in fifth. Bell is already locked into the next round of the Playoffs after claiming victory last weekend at Richmond Raceway.

Only two on-track incidents brought out the yellow flag. On lap 28, Justin Allgaier spun in Turn 3 after apparent contact with Austin Cindric and Ryan Seig. Allgaier finished 15th. On lap 34, a multi-vehicle crash occurred after Ryan Truex and Ty Majeski collided entering Turn 1.

In the final stage, on a restart on Lap 34, a six-car wreck was triggered by No. 11 Ryan Truex and No. 60 Ty Majeski colliding when racing side-by-side.

Christopher Bell retains the points lead entering Dover International Speedway next weekend. Four drivers remain below the playoff-cutline. Among those drivers who have a hole to dig out of are Austin Cindric, Ryan Reed, Ryan Truex and Brandon Jones.

The XFINITY Series heads north to Dover International Speedway next Saturday (3:00 p.m. EDT, NBCSN).

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