Chastain will pilot the #1 Chevrolet Camaro alongside teammate Daniel Suarez within the No. 99 because the staff expands to a two-car operation with the acquisition of CGR.
The 28-year-old joined Ganassi full-time at first of the 2021 season, scoring two top-fives and 6 top-tens with a career-best results of second at Nashville. He’s at the moment 18th within the championship standings, simply exterior the playoffs.
He had raced for Premium Motorsports on a largely full-time foundation in 2018 and 2019, earlier than conducting part-time duties in 2020 for Spire Motorsports and at Roush Fenway Racing, after Ryan Newman was laid off for 3 races following his horrific Daytona shunt.
“Ross is a younger, aggressive driver that we consider has the expertise to win races on the Cup Collection degree,” mentioned Trackhouse founder Justin Marks.
“We predict his persona and work ethic will match completely with Daniel as we construct our organisation for the 2022 season and past.”
Chastain has over 100 begins on the Cup degree, together with wins in each the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Collection.
The eighth-generation watermelon farmer generally known as the ‘Melon Man’ is without doubt one of the most aggressive drivers on the monitor, and widespread among the many fanbase. He was voted the Truck Collection’ Most Well-liked Driver in 2019.
Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Power and Ross Chastain, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro McDonald’s
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“That is one other dream come true for me,” mentioned Chastain.
“Trackhouse is without doubt one of the most fascinating organisations within the storage. The keenness they create off the monitor and this system they’re constructing on the monitor is thrilling.
“Working with Daniel and Justin, nonetheless I can, is my primary precedence. I do know that I may also help construct our Chevrolets to be as sturdy as attainable.”
Enerson to make NASCAR Cup debut
RC Enerson will make his NASCAR Cup debut on this weekend’s highway course race at Watkins Glen Worldwide.
Enerson made his first look in NASCAR within the Xfinity Collection final 12 months, ending in twentieth at Highway America, however is extra well-known for his open-wheel endeavours.
The Florida native is an Indy Lights winner and has 4 IndyCar begins, putting as excessive as ninth at Watkins Glen in 2016. Earlier this 12 months, he tried the a hundred and fifth working of the Indianapolis 500 with Prime Gun Racing however missed the sphere.
He’ll pilot the #15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet as a teammate to Garrett Smithley, Josh Bilicki, and James Davison.
There are 37 vehicles on the entry checklist as NASCAR returns to motion after a two-week break for the Tokyo Olympics.