Chase Briscoe: If someone punched them in the face, they wouldn't drive aggressively
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We have seen so far during the NASCAR season that most drivers will continue with their aggressive approach, which can be seen at the COTA race. Many people are dissatisfied with the way things are going and are looking for certain changes.
The most experienced driver in the sport, Kevin Harvick, believes that such problems should be resolved rationally. As Harvick pointed out, some drivers approach the track in an aggressive manner today in contrast to how drivers used to do it in the past.
Chase Briscoe emphasized that the main problem is the fact that today's drivers know they will not feel the consequences of their aggressive driving. Briscoe was direct, and set an example from NASCAR's older days.
“I think it’s just gotten to where there’s no one really enforcing it.
If you knew that you got into the guy, you were going to get a black eye, you probably wouldn’t run in there and do it, right? So when you lose guys like Tony Stewart and guys like that that weren’t afraid to come down there and punch you in the mouth, there’s no consequence at that point.
I think there’s a lot of guys that definitely know that, and they just go in there and know there’s not going to be a consequence,” Briscoe said.
Chase Briscoe: I was fully expecting to get punched in the mouth
However, Briscoe believes that there are still drivers who have respect for others.
“I think there are a few guys in the sport that definitely have a lot of respect. I’ve had my run-ins before but even at Bristol with Reddick, I was fully expecting to get punched in the mouth, and I was willing to accept that because I deserved it.
You just don’t really see that anymore. I think if you had that, I think there’d be a lot more respect,” Briscoe concluded.