Ross Chastain lands three-race Xfinity Series deal with Ganassi

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Ross Chastain lands three-race Xfinity Series deal with Ganassi
By: Nick DeGroot
Aug 23, 2018, 6:47 PM

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Ross Chastain would join the team for three races during the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

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Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro DC Solar
Ross Chastain, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro LowT Center
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Chastain has 128 Xfinity Series starts and counting under his belt, as well 24 appearances at the Cup level.

The 25-year-old has impressed in his time at JD Motorsports, equaling a career-best finish of fourth at Iowa Speedway earlier this year.

Now he'll get the chance in top-tier equipment, driving the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro at Darlington on September 1st, Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 15th and Richmond Raceway on September 25th. He will run with backing from DC Solar.

“We are looking forward to having Ross (Chastain) in the car for a few races this season. To have DC Solar come on-board for these races with Ross is just another testament to the support that they have for our organization and the sport of NASCAR racing.”

This ride will also help Chastain in the championship standings as he currently holds the final transfer spot in the NXS playoffs. 

“This opportunity with DC Solar and Chip Ganassi Racing is unbelievable," said Chastain. "I want to recognize Johnny Davis for all that he has done for my career and express how proud I am of our performance this year. I am also very thankful to grow my relationship with Jeff and Paulette Carpoff and look forward to having this opportunity in the No. 42 DC Solar Chevy in the NASCAR Xfinity Series car for these races.”

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ross Chastain
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , JD Motorsports
Author Nick DeGroot
Article type Breaking news