Hometown hero Chase Briscoe finishes 9th in qualifying duel

DAYTONA, FL- Mitchell native Chase Briscoe has completed the Bluegreen Vacations Duel in the Nascar Cup Series, finishing 9th. The duel is a series of 2 qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, which is scheduled for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Briscoe will start in 20th position this year, and his best finish at the Daytona 500 came in 2022 when he placed 3rd.

Briscoe had this to say about his day after the Bluegreen Vacations Duel:

“The beginning of the race I tried to save fuel as much as I could. It seems like this race, the shorter you can make the final pit stop, the better position you put yourself in. We rode around probably 15th on back at the beginning, and after the fuel cycle we were third or fourth. I thought that was the right play to do. It was starting to get dicey at the end and I couldn’t miss the wreck there with (Ryan) Blaney. Tore our car up a little bit. We didn’t kill it, but we have a lot of work to do just to get it ready. Fortunately, we have a practice tomorrow to see where we stack up, but I thought our car handled really well, which is always a positive here.”