CHASE BRISCOE FOL­LOWS HEARTBREAK WITH TRI­UMPH BY WIN­NING THE NASCAR XFINITY SE­RIES RACE AT DAR­LING­TON

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Chase Briscoe capped a heart­break­ing week by win­ning the Xfinity Se­ries’ re­turn to ac­tion at Dar­ling­ton Race­way on Thurs­day.

Briscoe was in the Dar­ling­ton in­field Tues­day await­ing the race’s orig­i­nal start when he dig­i­tally joined wife, Marissa, for a 12-week exam for their ex­pected baby. The cou­ple heard the tragic news: There was no fe­tal heart­beat. “The worst news I could’ve heard,” Briscoe posted on In­sta­gram on Wed­nes­day.

Still, Briscoe was in the lineup for the se­ries’ first ac­tion since March 7 due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, and used two strong restarts and a quick pit stop to fin­ish on top. He got the lead out of the pits dur­ing the fi­nal cau­tion, then pulled away from Kyle Busch and Justin All­gaier on the sub­se­quent restart with seven laps to go for his fourth ca­reer win and sec­ond this sea­son.

“This is the big­gest day of my life af­ter the tough­est day of my life,” Briscoe said.

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