Chastain Does What He Has To Do With Runner-Up Finish In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – The final box score shows Ross Chastain started third but finished second in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Chastain, initially did qualify on the Inside of Row 2 but had to drop to the rear prior to the start of the actual race itself for an unapproved adjustment on his No. 42 Chevrolet. So, the box score says third but it was actually 39th. 

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How Chastain’s Final Start With Ganassi Could Shape His Future

Ross Chastain is back with Chip Ganassi Racing this weekend. That’s a very good thing. While he’s certainly making a name for himself in his two brief opportunities in his ride, his final one could leaving the longest lasting impression. The Florida native just won last weekend in Las Vegas where he led all but 20 laps en route to his first career NASCAR victory. Unfortunately though, this is his final start in the No. 42 Chevrolet. Justin Marks (Charlotte) and John Hunter Nemechek will take care of the rest…

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Richmond A Prime Opportunity For Chastain, Reed Truex And Cindric

The NASCAR XFINITY Series’ seven race march to the championship begins this weekend at the Richmond Raceway. Friday night’s Go Bowling 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the opening race to the 2018 playoffs. With that being said, three drivers have an extremely good opportunity at their disposal for this weekend’s race. See, four drivers will be eliminated from playoff contention following the race at Dover. Richmond, the Charlotte ROVAL and Dover make up the opening round of this year’s playoffs. Most people assume that Ross Chastain, Ryan Reed,…

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Chastain Leads 180 Of 200 Laps In 1st Career Win At Vegas

Ross Chastain is a prime example on how much talent there really is in NASCAR. He made 129 career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts before getting a shot with Chip Ganassi Racing at Darlington to show what he’s got. Like Ryan Preece and Alex Bowman, he took a chance on himself. Also like both, it’s paying off. 

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Chastain Strong In Practice, Admits He’s Still Has Nerves In Ganassi Car

Ross Chastain is as nervous as anyone in this weekend’s NACAR XFINITY Series field at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While most of the nerves can be about his playoff chances, they’re instead geared towards something else. Chastain, sits 11th out of 12th drivers in the playoff standings. The way things are, no one can catch him in terms of points that aren’t already into the top 12 right now. But, if he gets passed by Austin Cindric in the standings and someone outside of the top 12 somehow wins…

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No Cup Drivers Now In The XFINITY Series Field, Will Rides That Were Vacated By Them Be Strong This Weekend?

Due to a recent NASCAR rule, for any driver who’s competing for points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in any given year, they’re not eligible to compete in the final eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races. That means from this weekend’s DC Solar 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on, we won’t see the likes of Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin and others. Despite that, the rides that they normally vacate will still be running. Those rides are going after the owners…

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Harvick Blasts Chastain Following Late Race Incident At Darlington, Keselowski Victorious

Ryan Preece’s bet on himself paid off in a big way the last two years. Instead of racing for an underfunded team again, he took a step back and ran select races with Joe Gibbs Racing. He’s won twice in those few opportunities and made a name for himself that he has a bright future in NASCAR. Well, everyone had always said that Ross Chastain could be another big name if given the right opportunity. Chastain, held onto the 12th and final NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff spot for most of…

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With Chastain Driving For Ganassi, Landon Cassill To Replace Him With JD Motorsports This Weekend At Darlington

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller is celebrating NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway in a big way. The team announced Wednesday that Landon Cassill, one of the most successful drivers in JD Motorsports’ history, will return to the team to drive in Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington. Cassill will drive the team’s 01 car, returning to the number he campaigned over two seasons at JD Motorsports, and the racer will carry the colors of Flex Seal, a long-time team sponsor. The car design scheme will duplicate that…

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Chastain To Drive 3 XFINITY Series Races For Ganassi, How That Impacts His Playoff Chances

The hardwork has finally paid off for Ross Chastain. The Florida native will get his shot with a premiere team this season as he signed a three race deal with Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Chastain, will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet sponsored by DC Solar starting next weekend at the Darlington Raceway (Sept. 1). Then, he will race in the car two weeks later at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 15), then conclude the deal at the Richmond International Raceway (Sept. 21). Chastain, 25, is in…

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