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.
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.
#NASCAR … Chase Briscoe says on radio that he was going late on last restart. Said others were lagging back & wasn’t going to let them get a run on him.
So that’s a key factor as 18 pushed Cindric ahead of Briscoe on that restart and Cindric was penalized for jumping restart
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) July 4, 2020
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