NASCAR: Chase Briscoe’s surgery plans might change

Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

Full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe may not need surgery on his broken finger after all, depending on the results of a Monday x-ray.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe broke his middle finger on his left hand during a Thursday accident in a dirt race, and it was initially revealed that he would be undergoing surgery following the NASCAR race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

During Sunday’s Cup Series race at the track, Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart, who was the guest analyst in the Fox broadcast booth with lead announcer Mike Joy and full-time analyst Clint Bowyer for the fifth time this year, stated that Briscoe may not actually need surgery on the injured finger.

Then after the race, Briscoe confirmed the same.

The broken finger didn’t appear to hinder Chase Briscoe much throughout the NASCAR race weekend.

Driving the No. 22 Ford for AM Racing, the 28-year-old Mitchell, Indiana native placed seventh in Saturday night’s Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, his first Truck Series race since 2021.

He then finished in a season-best fifth place in Easter Sunday night’s Cup Series race at the track behind the wheel of his No. 14 Ford, moving him into 20th in the point standings following a rough start to his third season in the series.

Even if Briscoe does end up needing to undergo surgery on the broken finger, he may not be forced to miss any time behind the wheel. When it was revealed earlier in the weekend that he was going to have surgery, it was noted that he would not be expected to miss any time during his recovery. Briscoe has not missed any starts since becoming a full-time Cup Series driver in 2021.

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