Race winners who could be in trouble: No. 2 – Chase Briscoe
Like Daniel Suarez, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe entered the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season without a win to his name. But it didn’t take him long to change that, as he won the season’s fourth race at Phoenix Raceway.
However, it has been somewhat of a struggle for the driver of the #14 Ford since then. While he has been in contention to win other races, specifically the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the results just haven’t been there.
He has just two top 10 finishes in 14 races since his victory, and that has dropped him to 16th place in the point standings. He has only finished higher than ninth once in this 14-race span, after starting the year with two top three finishes in four races.
Sitting in 16th place, Briscoe is the second lowest ranking single-race winner in the standings, and he is just two points ahead of Suarez in the lowest spot. If more winners emerge, Briscoe could find himself missing out on the postseason.
Stewart-Haas Racing have struggled to start the Gen 7 era, and right now, Briscoe is the only one of the team’s four drivers currently in the provisional playoff picture. Could all four of the drivers miss the postseason, even with Briscoe’s victory?