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 is presently 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 young, aggressive driver that we believe has the talent to win races at the Cup Series level,” stated Trackhouse founder Justin Marks.
“We think his personality and work ethic will fit perfectly with Daniel as we build our organisation for the 2022 season and beyond.”
Chastain has over 100 begins on the Cup degree, together with wins in each the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series.
The eighth-generation watermelon farmer generally known as the ‘Melon Man’ is without doubt one of the most aggressive drivers on the observe, and well-liked among the many fanbase. He was voted the Truck Series’ Most Popular Driver in 2019.
“This is another dream come true for me,” stated Chastain.
“Trackhouse is without doubt one of the most fascinating organisations within the storage. The enthusiasm they convey off the observe and this system they’re constructing on the observe is thrilling.
“Working with Daniel and Justin, nevertheless I can, is my primary precedence. I do know that I might help construct our Chevrolets to be as robust as attainable.”
Enerson to make NASCAR Cup debut
RC Enerson will make his NASCAR Cup debut on this weekend’s street course race at Watkins Glen International.
Enerson made his first look in NASCAR within the Xfinity Series final yr, ending in twentieth at Road America, however is extra well-known for his open-wheel endeavours.
The Florida native is an Indy Lights winner and has 4 IndyAutomotive begins, inserting as excessive as ninth at Watkins Glen in 2016. Earlier this yr, he tried the a hundred and fifth operating of the Indianapolis 500 with Top Gun Racing however missed the sphere.
He will 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.