NASCAR playoff drivers in trouble: No. 2 – Chase Briscoe
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Aside from Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing continue to struggle, which makes their future look even more bleak with Harvick, who currently sits in fifth place in the point standings, set to retire at the end of the 2023 season.
Ryan Preece, who is in his first season with the team behind the wheel of the No. 41 Ford, leads the rest of the team in 25th place in the point standings. Chase Briscoe brings up the rear down in 31st.
Even without a recent 120-point penalty, which was one of the largest in Cup Series history, Briscoe would only be in 20th place in the standings.
Briscoe is very much a “hot and cold” driver. Last season, he went 15 straight races without a top 12 finish, but he qualified for the playoffs since he won earlier in the year at Phoenix Raceway. He then managed to go on a deep playoff run and came just a few laps away from getting into the Championship 4, reeling off six top 10 finishes in seven races.
This season, he has one streak of three straight top five finishes, but only one other top 10 result. Unfortunately for him, he did not finish higher than 14th place in any of the remaining races on this year’s regular season schedule last year.