Written by Winning Willie
The first Xfinity race brought a bright moment to a driver who needed it most. Chase Briscoe took home the checkered flag to cap an emotional week for him and his family. Briscoe was at the track Tuesday before rain delayed the rain until Thursday. It was during his time waiting that he learned that he and his wife's unborn child had no fetal heartbreak.
"This has been the hardest week I've ever had to deal with, and God is so good," Briscoe said. "Even when I took the lead with 50 to go, I was crying inside the race car. This is more than a race win. This is the biggest day of my life after the toughest day in my life, and to be able to best the best there is so satisfying. Honestly, winning the Daytona 500 couldn't even top the feeling of just, like I was saying earlier, the ups and downs," Briscoe said. "This is what my family needed and what my wife needed."
He was able to fight off Cup Series veteran Kyle Busch to take home the checkered, winning by only 0.08 seconds. It's certainly a touching story to say the least, and no driver in the field deserved the win Thursday more than Chase Briscoe. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will take a break for a few days, and then they are right back in action Monday, May 25th from Charlotte Motor Speedway.