As NASCAR looks to continue the trend of arranging races without any practice session, Chase Briscoe is confident it will help him.
Most of the races last season was held without any practice or qualifying session so as to help the team financially and reduce the time spent on the race tracks. Last month, NASCAR announced that eight Cup races will be held after practice and qualifying session but the other races will be held without.
For the Cup rookie Briscoe, having no practice session gives less experienced drivers like him some advantage. Speaking to SiriusXM Radio, he said:
“I’m kinda back and forth on it. Truthfully I feel like no practice is a blessing, because guys like Kyle Busch and Denny [Hamlin] and all these guys have so much experience. They can really tune their cars in that two hour practice. They know what they need, the teams are so good, everyone can get dialled into everybody’s cars.”
As without any practice session, the experienced drivers won’t be able to tune their cars, it will bring all the drivers alike on equal footings.
Briscoe will be making his Cup debut driving the No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing in the upcoming season.