Chase Briscoe couldn't keep his emotions at bay. He was running the same week that his pregnant wife, Marissa, had a miscarriage. And he was in line for a victory.
Briscoe found a way to advance and achieve that victory. He held Kyle Busch on the checkered flag and captured the rain-delayed Toyota 200 Xfinity Series race at the Darlington Raceway.
"Even when I took the lead with 50 points, I was crying in the car," he told Fox Sports after the victory. "Just emotionally, I wasn't there."
Briscoe, 25, announced abortion Wednesday on your Instagram. He was in Darlington on Tuesday, when the Toyota 200 was originally scheduled to run, and was watching his wife's 12-week exam via FaceTime. The couple was told that their first child had no heartbeat.
"It was as if time had stopped, nothing else mattered. It was unlike anything I had heard or felt before, as I watched my wife's face change from joy to instant depression," wrote Briscoe.
On Thursday, he dedicated the victory to his wife.
"This is more than a race victory; this is the biggest day of my life after the most difficult day of my life," he said. "And being able to win the best there is is so rewarding."