Chase Briscoe met a preseason goal of winning eight races with his victory in Saturday night’s Xfinity playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Briscoe, who also won at Las Vegas in February, advances to the second round.
Briscoe dominated, winning both stages on the way to his second consecutive victory and eighth of the year. He led 164 of 200 laps.
“Awesome car,” Briscoe said on the radio of the car that also won at this 1.5-mile speedway earlier this year. “Can’t say enough, awesome car.”
Gragson said of Briscoe’s car on NBCSN: “Lot of race cars out here and one space shuttle.”
The 25-year-old Briscoe does not know where he’ll run next season. He has a year left on his contract with Ford.
STAGE 1 WINNER: Chase Briscoe
STAGE 2 WINNER: Chase Briscoe
NEXT: The series races Oct. 3 at Talladega Superspeedway (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) in the middle race of the opening round of the playoffs.