Charlotte’s disastrous flashback becomes Tony Stewart’s NASCAR driver’s nightmare as fans get furious

As we inch closer to a NASCAR crown jewel this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the longest Coca Cola 600 in history that took place last year. This race had it all, late wrecks, lead changes, overtime, drama, everything. But again, there are a few drivers who wouldn’t necessarily want to see last year’s race again. And of those few, perhaps the one who would steer clear of last year’s nostalgia the most would be Chase Briscoe.

A trip to victory lane in Phoenix with six top-5 and ten top-10 finishes, Briscoe has had a pretty decent season in 2022. However, he could have had an even better season by winning the crown jewel. racing crown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, something he came dreadfully close to.

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Chase Briscoe rotation caused late NASCAR drama in last year’s Coca Cola 600


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Amid an intense battle with Kyle Larson for the lead in the final laps of the race, Briscoe, it looked for a moment, would edge past the 2021 Cup champion and take his second win of the season. But with two to go, he broke away and issued a warning that effectively ended his attempt to win the race.

This led to overtime in which Denny Hamlin prevailed over the others while the top two contenders for victory, Larson and Briscoe, finished in 9th and 4th place respectively.

Naturally, driver #14 was quite disappointed in himself considering he was more or less “threw it away.

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Chase Briscoe admits he ‘threw’ it at Charlotte

Speaking in a post-race interview, Briscoe admitted that although they were struggling “really bad” leading up to the race for the crown jewels, he squandered an opportunity to turn the tide.

“We obviously struggled a lot over the last month and a half and having a good car like that and having a car that was capable of winning and I threw it away, plain and simple,” Briscoe said according to Motorsport. “It’s unfortunate.”


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“There are 100 different things I would have done differently if I could do it over again, but obviously you’re racing right now and I made a mistake and went too far.”

That said, do you think Chase Briscoe could once again challenge for victory and become one of the favorites to win the Coke 600 this year?


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