By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Despite a race-altering spin, Chase Briscoe still managed to score a top-10 finish at Iowa Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver struggled throughout the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, giving the No. 60 car it’s 14th incident this season.
Briscoe’s race changing spin occurred with 11 laps to go as his No. 60 Ford Mustang spun in front of race leader Christopher Bell. After crossing over a patch on the track, the Ford Mustang broke loose, sending up a plume of smoke on the frontstretch. The two cars collided with minimal damage to both cars.
Briscoe, who was already a lap down, somehow remained just one lap down. With no tires on pit road, he was forced to remain on track. Briscoe’s spin led to another caution and two overtimes. It was the caution in the first overtime that Briscoe received the free pass. After receiving the free pass, the Roush Fenway Racing driver avoided the final lap mayhem to finish 10th.
Briscoe, who was coming off of winning the Eldora Dirt Derby, struggled throughout the race. He was already a lap down when he spun in front of Bell. Unlike his fellow Ford Performance teammates, Briscoe never broke into the top-10 until the final lap of the race. Cole Custer, led the most laps, finishing ninth, while Briscoe’s teammate, Ryan Reed was the best of the Ford brigade, finishing seventh.
The 10th-place finish is Briscoe’s second career top-10 finish. It comes in just his ninth-career start as he is splitting time in the No. 60 with Austin Cindric and Ty Majeski, as well as time in the No. 98 for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-Denbeste.
Briscoe’s next scheduled race is the Mid-Ohio Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 11 with Roush Fenway Racing.
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