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    “The driver just made a mistake” – Briscoe lamenting his error on the verge of elimination

    ByRacing Guy

    Oct 23, 2022
    Briscoe lamenting his error on the verge of elimination

    An error from Chase Briscoe has put him in a must-win situation for the next race to advance into the Championship 4 race.

    Briscoe has dug his own grave with an error-filled race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The No. 14 driver hit the wall in Turn 2 after getting loose on lap 161. The result of the impact created heavy damage to his car, thereby placing him under the Damaged Vehicle Policy.

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    Furthermore, he couldn’t reach the minimum speed to go to the garage, resulting in a DNF, his first this season. As a result, he was placed 36th on the result sheet.

    “The driver just made a mistake,” said Briscoe. “I was really, really loose that run. We were really tight every other run. That green-flag run, we tried to get really free on the other side of it… I was hanging on with everything I had. It felt like I was on ice.

    “Honestly, I wasn’t even running hard,” he continued. “I was trying to just get to the caution. We kept getting freer. I got sideways and had the wheel all the way to the right and ended up head-on into the wall. It is really frustrating to have it be something of my own doing. I am better than…crashing by myself.”

    The situation puts Briscoe in need of a win if he wishes to book a spot for the season finale. While his team tested the at Homestead a few weeks ago, it was surprising for him to see his team struggle on the same track.

    “It is really unfortunate,” Briscoe continued. “It makes our job easier next week, I guess. We don’t have to worry about points. We (have) to go to Martinsville and win.”

    He is the last driver in the standings, 44 points below the cutline.

     

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