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The NASCAR Cup Series’ long night on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway culminated in leaders Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick colliding in the final corner and spinning out, allowing Kyle Busch to scoot by for the race victory.
Was the race as a whole solid enough to warrant future races on the dirt for the sport? How could NASCAR have handled the rain delay scoring debacle better? Was Briscoe’s move on Reddick fair or foul? Hosts Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss these topics and more in the newest edition of Stock Car Scoop.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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Fair. It’s his job to go for it.
I think he got a little too deep and maybe got the apron a little which turned him imo. But that’s racing on dirt, you have to dive it in there, slide up or try to stick it off. He did what he is paid to do, second is just first to lose.
Foul imho. He didn’t have a prayer of making that dive bomb work. It spoiled the end of the race. For that matter watching these guys tip toe those 3500 lb cars around on a faux dirt track is not that riveting.
I thought he went in a little too “balls to the wall”, anyone can do that. So are we saying that’s alright just because it was a dirt race or that type of tactic is always fair game on any given Sunday? IMO, Reddick should have been a little upset.
Reddick should have been a lot upset. Briscoe tried a move that didn’t have a prayer of working out. I wonder what Reddick said in private.
I saw Richard get to Reddick and talking to him before the reporter’s. And everyone is right, that move in that car in that soup brought about the only possible result. Reddick should be really pissed at Briscoe. I think sometime in the future we get a payback.
I think it was fair. Disappointing, but fair. He had every reason to go for it and thought he could do it. It wasn’t like he just decided to run up there and take Reddick out on purpose. It was a racing move that just didn’t work out. We’d be talking down about him if he hadn’t even tried.