In a late race battle between drivers looking for their first win, Chase Briscoe held off Ross Chastain and Tyler Reddick. Briscoe was able to use two strong restarts over the past 20 laps to earn the victory and to provide Tony Stewart wins in less than an hour.
Just prior, Matt Hagan was victorious in his Tony Stewart Racing Funny Car at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.
“That's unbelievable. I was crying the whole last lap,” Briscoe said. “I mean, this is definitely a team win. I got to thank everyone that has gotten me to this point. Seven years ago, I was sleeping on a couch, ready to give up. They gave me an opportunity and it’s led to this.
“So blessed to be driving at the organization, the team, the car that was my hero (Tony Stewart) growing up. To get this No. 14 back in Victory Lane, to do it with Mahindra Tractors, their first year in the sport, everybody that’s believed in me, it’s unbelievable.”
Briscoe is racing in his sophomore season and after many struggles, he was able to break through for the win in his 40th start.
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