NASCAR’s Rookie Class: Early look has Alfredo and Briscoe battling each other

Anthony Alfredo
Chase Briscoe

With two races in the books, there is no question the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Sunoco Rookie of the Year class is full of talent, despite only being two drivers – Front Row Motorsports Anthony Alfredo and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe.

Following a 22nd-place finish that earned him the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award in last weekend’s event at the Daytona Road Course, Anthony Alfredo closed the points gap between himself and fellow rookie Chase Briscoe to three points. But Alfredo will have his work cut out for him this weekend if he wants to surpass Briscoe in the rookie standings this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Alfredo has just one NASCAR national series start at the 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2019; he started 24th but finished 32nd due to an engine failure.

Sunoco Rookie standings leader, Chase Briscoe, on the other hand has found success at Homestead-Miami Speedway winning at the track in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2020) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2017).

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