7 Worst Wrecks Involving Ross Chastain That Proved Detrimental to His Rivals


Ross Chastain has been one of the biggest stars in NASCAR for his flamboyant racing style on the track. However, many drivers don’t like his style of driving. 

Certainly, he garners a lot of attention for his crashes over the years. Let's take a look at 7 times he had crashes that proved detrimental to his rivals.

Dover Motor Speedway (2023) vs Kyle Larson 

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Chastain got into the back of Brennan Poole, who later crashed into Larson, who was in the fifth position. This certainly hampered Larson’s chances. In retaliation, Larson blocked Chastain for 2 laps and did not let him win. 

Kansas Speedway (2023) vs Noah Gragson

Although Chastain did not exactly crash into Gragson, he did pin the latter into the wall, as Gragson was not happy with it. After the race, they got into a fistfight and the securities had to intervene. 

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Richmond Raceway (2022) vs Kyle Busch

Chastain got too close to Busch in turn 4 and turned him around. Erik Jones was caught in the middle of this as he crashed into Chastain as well. 

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Michigan International Speedway (2022) vs Christopher Bell 

Bell tried to block Chastain while racing in the top 5; however, Chastain pushed Bell into the wall, as they both crashed. 

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World Wide Technology Raceway (2022) vs Hamlin vs Elliott

In the 2022 race at World Wide Technology Raceway, Chastain became the public enemy no.1 on the track, as he got in the back of Hamlin’s car. As a result, Hamlin crashed into the wall and suffered significant damage. Later, Chastain got in the back of Elliott’s car as well, spinning him out. 

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Circuit of The Americas (2022) vs AJ Allmendinger

In the final lap, Allmendinger bumped into Chastain. Chastain retaliated and bumped him back from behind aggressively into Alex Bowman. Eventually, Chastain won the race. 

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Phoenix Raceway (2022) vs Chase Elliott

During the mid-race restart, Chastain bumped into Elliott, causing the HMS driver to spin out. He also had significant damage to the car. Eventually, this wreck ended Elliott’s chance for title contention. 

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