Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Darlington Raceway.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity Series race days after wife's miscarriage

Two days after Chase Briscoe learned that he and his wife had lost their 12-week-old baby and first child, Briscoe won at Darlington Raceway to restart the Xfinity Series season halted by the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Briscoe shared the news of his wife's miscarriage on Instagram:

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5/19/20 will be a day I’ll never forgot. So much was happening between finding out the gender of our first baby the day before, going back racing finally after the virus, and then the worst news I could have heard. I’ll never forget the feelings I felt as I FaceTimed my amazing wife during her doctors visit for “Baby Briscoe” from the infield of Darlington wishing so desperately that I could be by her side to hear the heartbeat for the first time as I sat in the rain. The nurse came in with the doppler machine and they struggled to find anything but reassured us this happens quite often and that they would do an ultrasound so we could see our daughter again at her 12 week mark and see how she was progressing. As I watched the doctor do all the stuff on the ultra sound I’ll never forget when she said “Now for the heartbeat” and then the empty black screen I saw and hearing her say “I’m so sorry”. It was like time stopped, nothing else even mattered. It was unlike anything I had heard or felt before as I watched my wife’s face turn from joy to instant depression. I’ll never understand why it happen but I know that God has a plan and even though we don’t understand it He has a reason. Marissa and I will become stronger and will try again but it still doesn’t take away the pain now. We greatly appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

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Per Jerry Bonkowski of NBC Sports and the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Briscoe spoke with FS1 about his roller-coaster week following his victory at Darlington on Thursday: 

"That’s for my wife. This is the hardest week I’ve ever had to deal with. I was crying in the race car and emotionally I wasn’t there at all. 


"This is more than a race win, it’s the biggest day of my life after the toughest day of my life. To beat the best there is just so satisfying."

Briscoe also thanked God several times. 

Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Justin Allgaier. Austin Cindric and Noah Gragson rounded out the top five. 

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