Chase Briscoe has been driving great lately and there are high expectations from him. “Well, you still have to get to Phoenix. If you don’t get to Phoenix (the championship race), it doesn’t matter how good you are.
“If you had asked me that four or five weeks ago, I would have said no way. But we got back to what we were doing at the beginning of the year and I feel like we have our speed back. Hopefully, we can continue this”.
- Briscoe said for motorsport.
Next-Gen cars have changed many things within NASCAR. The competition is too great, and there are many who are running for the very top. “I don’t think there is a championship favorite.
There are a lot of guys who are capable,” he said. “This Next Gen car, it is so weird how it is. One week you can be really good and the next week you can be way, way off. “We just have to continue to get better and put ourselves in a position to keep trying to run up front.
If we do that and get to Phoenix, I am confident we can go there and battle. It is just a matter of getting there. “If you aren’t one of the final four guys, it doesn’t matter how good you are there”.
Briscoe, however, had no problem getting used to the new cars. “Truthfully, with the IMSA stuff I’ve done, it’s kind of similar to that feel, so I wouldn’t say that I’ve had as much muscle memory to relearn or forget about switching from the old car,” he said.
“I haven’t had any issues – knock on wood – but it is different, I think, for the guys who have done it for a long time and are trying to retrain themselves with a lot of those things."