Chase Briscoe wins inaugural Xfinity race on Indy road course

INDIANAPOLIS — Chase Briscoe had been practicing on a simulator since February for Saturday and he survived a four-car battle for the lead in the final laps to win Saturday’s inaugural Xfinity race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. 

The Indiana native scored his fifth series win of the season. He celebrated with his team by climbing the fence.

Justin Haley finished second. Noah Gragson was third and followed by AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric.

Cindric’s race took a turn when NASCAR penalized him for jumping the restart. Cindric was furious on the radio about the penalty, saying Riley Herbst pushed him but that didn’t matter to series officials. Cindric was leading by the time the penalty was called and fell back to 31st by the time he serve his penalty by driving through pit road on Lap 31.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Austin Cindric

STAGE 2 WINNER: Chase Briscoe

NEXT: The series races Thursday at Kentucky Speedway, the first of back-to-back night races there for the series.

 

Chase Briscoe wins inaugural Xfinity race on Indy road course originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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