Ross Chastain
Premium Motorsports
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Chastain completed his first full season of Cup Series racing with the No. 15 Premium Motorsports team last year. The 26-year-old driver made 34 of the 36 events and raced to just two Top-20 finishes. Chastain accumulated six DNF's over the course of the season in what was an up-and-down campaign. Premium Motorsports has put Chastain back in the team's Chevrolet for the 2019 season and once again paired him with veteran crew chief, Pat Tryson. Sponsorship has been tough to sell for this ride, but they look they'll pull it off again this season and be fully funded. Chastain and the team really needs to improve on their 31.8 average starting spot from last year if they hope to improve. Read Past Outlooks
Wins Circle K Firecracker 250
July 6, 2019
Chastain won the Circle K Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.
The veteran driver stepped into the Kaulig Racing No. 16 Chevrolet Friday night and put on quite a show. Chastain led 49 of the 100 laps and dominated the night at Daytona. He worked well with his teammates, Justin Haley and A.J. Allmendinger, and the trio powered home to the 1-2-3 finish. For Chastain it was the first victory of the season, and second of his career.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Chastain will return for a fourth season of full-time Xfinity Series competition in 2018. He returns to the same JD Motorsports team that he competed with last year. Chastain had a pretty good season by all measures in 2017. He grabbed his first-career Top-5 finish, nabbed two Top-10 finishes and wound up career-best 13th in the final driver standings. The 25-year-old Floridian will look to improve on those marks in the upcoming season. With all parts and pieces of the No. 4 team returning, it's entirely possible. Chastain limited his DNF's to just two last year, and that was very instrumental in his improved consistency and good season.
Has signed with JD Motorsports to return to the team's No. 4 Chevrolet again in 2017.
Chastain did so surprisingly well in his first full season of Xfinity Series racing last year that JD Motorsports has invited him back to pilot the No. 4 Chevrolet once again. The 22-year-old Floridian racked up four Top-10 finishes and finished 15th in the driver standings last season. Chastain had some issues with posting five DNF’s during the campaign, but generally he finished most races on the lead lap. Super speedway and short track events seemed to be the team’s strength and should be once again in 2016. Gary Cogswell returns as crew chief to guide this young driver once again, so we expect to see some growth and improvement this season.
Team owner Brad Keselowski is starting up a new, second truck series team this year and he’s chosen Chastain to be the majority driver. Chastain will get 15 of the 22 events while owner Keselowski, Dave Blaney and Joey Logano will complete the schedule. The team’s performance will largely be tied to Chastain since he will be racing two thirds of the schedule. The youngster earned four Top 10’s racing the full schedule in 2012 with a much smaller race team. The No. 19 team should be poised for a good campaign despite the multiple driver lineup.
More Fantasy News
Will race in Xfinity series at Daytona
June 27, 2019
Chastain has been added to Kaulig Racing's lineup for the Xfinity Series race at Daytona on July 5, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
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Wins at Gateway
Gander Outdoors Truck
June 23, 2019
Chastain won the CarShield 200 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway Saturday night.
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Wins M&M's 200
Gander Outdoors Truck
June 16, 2019
Chastain swept all the stages en route to his second victory of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Sunday at Iowa Speedway in the postponed M&M's 200, reports.
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Wins Digital Ally 250
May 11, 2019
Chastain won the Digital Ally 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway Friday night.
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10th-Place at Daytona
February 18, 2019
Chastain finished 10th in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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