Ross Chastain is ready to drive for Kaulig Racing within the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Collection season because the full-time teammate to Justin Haley.
Kaulig Racing have introduced Ross Chastain will be part of the staff full-time for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Collection season. He’s slated drive the #10 Chevrolet with main sponsorship coming from Nutrien Ag for 23 races.
“Ross Chastain has all of it – he’s aggressive, he’s marketable, he’s all-around an amazing, blue-collar man,” Kaulig Racing staff proprietor Matt Kaulig stated. “As a staff, we couldn’t be extra honored to land a driver like Ross. In simply 4 races already this season, he’s not solely helped advance our program, however he introduced dwelling this staff’s very first win. Having him at Kaulig Racing subsequent season, driving full-time, is a good achieve for our group.”
“Two of a very powerful issues in my life are agriculture and racing,” Chastain commented. “Nutrien Ag Options is the very best sponsor I may have ever requested for because it pertains to my household’s lengthy historical past of farming. Matt (Kaulig), Chris (Rice) and all of Kaulig Racing gave me the chance to race this yr once I actually wasn’t certain I’d ever get one other profitable alternative within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection. And, we gained. Now, subsequent yr, we get to attempt to win extra races and in addition compete for the championship.”
The announcement comes as no shock. Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic reported the information over the Talladega Superspeedway race weekend and the NBC broadcasters talked about it throughout the Cup Collection race on the observe once they talked about Chastain.
Regardless of the staff denying the preliminary breaking information, Adam Stern of Sports activities Enterprise Journal additionally confirmed the information. Now, on Tuesday, October 15, it’s official. Chastain has a assured trip for the 2020 season.
One yr in the past, Chastain quickly broke out onto the NASCAR scene. After snagging a three-race cope with Chip Ganassi Racing within the Xfinity Collection, he gained his first profession Xfinity Collection race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing later introduced that Chastain would drive its #42 Chevrolet full-time within the Xfinity Collection for the 2019 season.
Heartbreak occurred for Chastain, nonetheless, when sponsorship woes compelled Chip Ganassi Racing to shut their Xfinity Collection program, costing Chastain his trip.
In January 2019, Chastain introduced that he would compete part-time for Niece Motorsports within the Truck Collection within the upcoming season. He later introduced his plans to compete full-time within the Xfinity Collection, splitting the races between JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. Lastly, he introduced he would compete within the majority of the season’s Cup Collection races driving for Premium Motorsports.
Chastain furthered his reputation this season when he gained his first Truck Collection race at Kansas Speedway. Having competed in each Truck Collection race as much as that time, he switched his factors eligibility from the Xfinity Collection to the Truck Collection and have become eligible for the playoffs.
Heartbreak once more struck Chastain when he crossed the end line at Iowa Speedway in first place, just for his #44 Chevrolet to fail post-race inspection. Consequently, NASCAR stripped him of the victory.
Not letting the misfortune cease him, Chastain gained the next race at World Huge Expertise Raceway at Gateway, and he now has three official wins this season. He’s presently competing within the spherical of 6 of the Truck Collection playoffs in search of a Championship four berth.
On the Xfinity Collection facet, Chastain has competed in 17 of 29 races this season. The spotlight of his season occurred at Daytona Worldwide Speedway in July when he gained, incomes the primary victory for Kaulig Racing.
Kaulig Racing presently subject the #11 Chevrolet full-time for rookie Justin Haley, who certified for the playoffs earlier than he was eradicated within the spherical of 12. Haley has a two-year cope with the group.
The staff have fielded the #10 Chevrolet part-time, and it has been pushed by a number of drivers to this point this yr. Driving the #10 Chevrolet, A.J. Allmendinger gained on the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval. It was the #16 Chevrolet which Chastain drove to victory lane at Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
After the Xfinity Collection race at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, Past the Flag speculated that Chastain would drive the #10 Chevrolet subsequent season. Kaulig Racing would additionally prefer to subject a 3rd and doubtlessly fourth automotive in choose races subsequent season. On the time of the Chastain announcement, no resolution has been made on further automobiles.
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Ross Chastain has competed in 156 profession NASCAR Xfinity Collection races and he’ll possible be one of many favorites to win the 2020 championship. With title contenders Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell each already having introduced they are going to transfer to the Cup Collection with Richard Childress Racing and Leavine Household Racing, respectively, subsequent season, Chastain hopes to ship extra wins, extra smashing watermelons and a championship to the group.