At one point Briscoe was +5000 to win at Phoenix Raceway; He drove to victory lane
Over the weekend, NASCAR returned to Phoenix Raceway. The 1-mile track hosted the 4th race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Season.
Heading into the event, Chase Briscoe had yet to claim a victory. He held off Ross Chastain and Tyler Reddick, claiming his first career victory.
Just ahead of the race, Briscoe was 100-1 to win the race. Earlier in the week, Briscoe was +5000.
Rusty Rush, owner of Rush Truck Centers placed a bet on his driver. That bet has paid him back in the range of 6 figures.
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Chase Briscoe comments on the win
“I never thought I would run a single truck race, let alone run a cup race and now be a winner,” Chase Briscoe stated from the media center.
Briscoe became the 200th different winner in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“To be just 1 of 200, it’s humbling, unbelievable. 7 years ago, I was literally two days away from giving up racing. At least, on the pavement side.
“Briggs Cunningham called me and asked if I wanted to test an ARCA car. That turned into a race, then a full season. And that turned into Ford taking a chance on me. There’s been a few times along the way where my career could have been over. Even in the last 4-5 [years].”
He added, “These guys are incredible race car drivers. Just to be on the track with them, it’s humbling.”
Briscoe previously claimed 11 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 9 of those came in 2020.
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After the win, Rusty Rush came up to Briscoe in victory lane and showed the winning driver a betting receipt.
“I guess he placed a bet, he was pretty excited,” Chase Briscoe stated.
“It was a good one that he won. Yeah, he was pretty fired up. Rusty Rush, our sponsor, I think he won six figures, so he was pretty excited.”
Rusty said in victory lane that he’s sending $1,000 to everyone on the team.
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