Race Name: Go Bowling 250 (Race 27 of 33)
Venue: Richmond (Va.) Raceway
Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series
Stages: 75 laps / 75 laps / 100 laps (250 Total Laps)
Race Winner: Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Results: Cole Custer: 3rd | Chase Briscoe: 5th
– Cole Custer: 2nd with 2,093 points; holds a 60 point advantage over the final transfer position to the round of 8
– Chase Briscoe: 7th with 2,050 points; with a 17 point advantage over the final transfer position to the Round of 8
Chase Briscoe / Ford Performance Ford Mustang Recap:
– Briscoe started fifth, finished ninth to collect two points in Stage 1.
– The No. 98 Ford Performance team started ninth in Stage 2 and finished seventh to add four points.
– Briscoe brought the No. 98 Ford to pit road for four tires, a track bar adjustment and fuel at the end of the stage to correct a tight-handling condition.
– The No. 98 Ford started the final stage in sixth position.
– The final stage ran caution free for the final 100 laps.
– Briscoe crossed the finish line in the fifth position to score his 10th top-five and 21st top-10 finish of 2019.
– Briscoe earned his first top-five and second top-10 finish in three Xfinity Series starts at Richmond.
Next Up: Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 28th at 3:30 p.m. ET broadcast by NBCSN.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang:
“I feel like this place is probably my worst race track, so to come out of here with a fifth is always nice. I think this first round is a lot easier to race your way out of the next round, instead of race your way into the next round. I feel confident that if we have the same result we had tonight in these next two races, we should be alright. There are so many variables that go into the Roval. There’s a lot of opportunity to get caught up in other people’s messes, and the same at Dover, so I don’t know. I felt like we weren’t a very good race car tonight, so to finish fifth is a good thing, but we just gave up a little bit too much on stage points. That will definitely cost us Playoff-wise. That first stage I was running fifth or sixth and that caution came out and I ended up running 10th in the stage, so just gave up a lot of points right there and even in the second stage. I’ve just got to clean all of that up and go to the Roval next week, where we obviously have a really good package going there and hopefully do it again.”