Chastain’s Best Bet Would Be JRM, Why Losing Another Team Is A Blow To The XFINITY Series

Ross Chastain is free to explore other rides in NASCAR. That’s because his original ride for 2019 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series has unexpectedly shut their doors. Chip Ganassi Racing appears to be losing the DC Solar funding which in turn forced them to fold the No. 42 Chevrolet team in the series. That leaves Chastain without a ride. While some would say, just go back to JD Motorsports again, well he can’t. JDM filled his seat. With Roush Fenway Racing closing up shop in the series too and almost…

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Ganassi Axes XFINITY Team, Chastain’s Crazy Journey Take Another Hit

For the second time in as many days, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team departed from a NASCAR XFINITY Series entry. On Thursday, Roush Fenway Racing announced that they will not compete in the series in 2019. The cited a lack of funding. On Friday, it was Chip Ganassi Racing’s turn. The news comes in wake of DC Solar’s CEO Jeff Carpoff being raided by the FBI last month. DC Solar was stepping up their funding for 2019 and that in turn allowed CGR to hire Ross Chastain on…

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Chastain To Drive Full Season For Chip Ganassi Racing In 2019 XFINITY Series Competition

Ross Chastain followed in the footsteps of Ryan Preece and Alex Bowman and it paid off. On Friday, DC Solar and Chip Ganassi Racing announced that the clean energy company will continue their partnership with CGR to include sponsorship of the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro SS in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series. Chastain, will compete full-time in the No. 42 DC Solar Chevy during the 2019 NXS campaign. Chastain, made the most of his career-changing three NXS starts this season driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chevy for…

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Stage Points Help Cindric Get Into Round of 8, Pit Road Penalty Costs Chastain

Entering Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at the Dover International Speedway, it was likely coming down to just one driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series that could move his way from the outside of the top eight in the playoff standings and move onto the Round of 8. Austin Cindric trailed Ross Chastain by just nine points heading into the series’ third and final race of the first round. The other three drivers on the outside all had to have perfect days which likely landed them in victory lane. 

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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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