NASCAR driver set to have surgery after Martinsville

Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Following back-to-back top five finishes, his best finishes of the NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Briscoe is finally set to undergo surgery on his broken finger.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe joked after Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway that maybe he needed to break another one of his fingers, given the fact that he has recorded back-to-back fifth place finishes with a broken middle finger on his left hand.

Two Thursdays ago, Briscoe injured the finger in a dirt race, but that didn’t sideline him from competing in the dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway over the following weekend.

In his first Truck Series race since 2021, he finished in seventh place behind the wheel of the No. 22 Ford for AM Racing. Then he finished in a season-high fifth in the Cup Series race at the track behind the wheel of his No. 14 Ford.

Chase Briscoe jumped up to 20th in the point standings following a rough start to his third season in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Now Briscoe has jumped up to 14th place in the point standings after another fifth place finish at Martinsville Speedway, one which came after he led 109 laps, a new career high, around the four-turn, 0.526-mile (0.847-kilometer) Ridgeway, Virginia oval.

After injuring the finger, it was said that Briscoe would be undergoing surgery during the week between the races at Bristol Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway, but team co-owner Tony Stewart stated during the broadcast of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway that surgery wasn’t a sure thing. Briscoe said the same thing afterward.

But after having an x-ray following that race, Briscoe scheduled surgery, but not until after this past Sunday’s race Martinsville Speedway. He is set to undergo surgery this Monday (today).

Briscoe is not expected to miss any time as a result of this surgery, as you might have guessed considering the fact that the broken finger itself hasn’t exactly seemed to slow him down.

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