“It’s a Great Opportunity for Us” – Trackhouse President on Signing Ross Chastain

Published 08/07/2021, 10:23 AM EDT
May 23, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Ross Chastain (42) meets with his pit crew before qualifying in the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, Ross Chastain announced that he will race for the Trackhouse Racing team in 2022. With Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) having been sold to Trackhouse Racing, they will now will field a second car for Chastian alongside Daniel Suarez.

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In light of this, Trackhouse Racing president Ty Norris spoke about his appointment. He said, “It’s a great opportunity for us to have two young drivers who are in positions right now to take advantage of the opportunities that Chevrolet has provided us, what this purchase has provided us.

“If you look at what Ross has done in the last 2-3 months, you see nothing but incredible potential.”

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Norris insisted that the driver is extremely talented and there was ‘no better guy’ in the garage. He also said that the Trackhouse Racing team was lucky that he was an option for them.

Ross Chastain will be keen to deliver the goods for Trackhouse Racing

Interestingly, when Trackhouse Racing acquired CGR, Chastain practically begged for the second seat. According to him, when the acquisition took place, he immediately contacted team founder Justin Marks. As it turns out, the two have worked with each other before, in the Truck Series.

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Jun 13, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain (42) drives during the NASCAR All-Star Open at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Marks is also confident in Ross Chastain’s abilities, as he knows that he has what it takes to “get the job done.”

Backing up Chastain’s talent are two career wins in the Xfinity Series and three in the Truck Series. In addition to that, he finished second in the 2019 Truck series standings and seventh in the 2020 Xfinity Series standings.

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This year, he stormed to a career-best Cup series finish of second at the Nashville Superspeedway. To make matters even better, he is well in the hunt for the playoffs. For now, the driver will be focusing on seeing out the remainder of his Chip Ganassi Racing contract and hopefully bowing out of the team on a high.

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