Chase Briscoe will undergo surgery to repair his broken middle finger on his left hand on Monday morning, following the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Briscoe broke his finger while competing in a dirt late model race — the Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge at Volunteer Speedway — on Thursday night.
Despite reporting that his hand was “black and blue,” the full-time Cup Series driver went on to line up for the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Sunday. He did wear a hand brace during the 250-lap race. Briscoe recorded a fifth-place finish in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford.
On Wednesday afternoon, Briscoe shared news of his surgery via Twitter.
“Still broken and hurting,” he wrote in response to a fan’s inquiry about his injury. “Surgery first thing Monday morning after Martinsville to get some rods/screws put in.”
The No. 14 driver is currently 20th in the Cup Series standings.
Briscoe’s best finish of the year was his recent fifth-place result at Bristol. His only other top 10 came at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway a month ago, where he finished seventh.