Trackhouse Drivers Fishing for a Win

Chastain, Suárez Will Drive Fishing Paint Schemes for Busch Light & Jockey Outdoors™ Collection by Luke Bryan on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway

Race Notes

Busch Light Specialty Scheme: This weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS), Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet will carry a Busch Light fishing paint scheme to celebrate the release of the brand’s annual limited-edition Fishing Cans available for a limited time only. The design features Busch Light's recognizable vibrant mountain landscape now adorned with a scenic lake and the life-like spotted bass breaking the water's surface. Busch Light is excited to bring its fans’ love of fishing to the track with a scheme that’ll keep spectators hooked.
Busch Light Sweepstakes: Busch Light has a reel-y great opportunity giving one lucky fan the chance to win the ultimate fishing bundle during the race that includes: cash for round trip flights for 2, a gift card, a guided fishing experience and tickets to the Bristol NASCAR race in September. Follow @BuschBeer on X and enter during every commercial break using #BreakForBusch #Sweepstakes for a chance to win.
$10,000 Kubota Donation for Top-10 Finish: Chastain finished top-10 in the last two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway while driving the Kubota Chevrolet. For each top-10, Kubota Tractor Corporation is donating $10,000 to the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans and currently serving members of the Armed Forces to transition into careers in farming. So far the donation total is $20,000 with the opportunity for Chastain to earn four more top-10s in the Kubota livery bringing the potential total to $60,000.
Bristol Returns to Concrete: After running the BMS spring race on dirt the last three seasons, the event has returned to the traditional concrete surface at the half-mile oval. Chastain has seven starts on concrete with a best finish of sixth earned in September 2022.
Solid Start to Season: Chastain has earned three top-10s in four races so far this season along with 16 laps led. He's currently seventh in driver points.
Meet Chastain: Chastain will appear at Food City, 1921 Highway 394, Blountville, TN on Saturday at 10 a.m. Wristband distribution begins in store on Saturday morning. On Sunday, he'll sign autographs at the Tennessee Highway Safety booth at 11:30 a.m. located in the BMS fan zone. Wristband required and distribution begins at the booth on Saturday.
NASCAR: Full Speed: Catch Chastain in the five-episode docuseries NASCAR: Full Speed on Netflix. The series documented portions of Chastain's 2023 season on and off the track. All five episodes are currently available on Netflix.
Last Weekend at Phoenix: Chastain started 12th at Phoenix and with continued adjustments on the No. 1 Chevrolet, he was able to finish sixth after a strategy call by Phil Surgen to stretch the fuel mileage.
2023 Season Recap: Chastain won at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway in June and at the Phoenix Raceway season finale in November. He posted 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in his third fulltime Cup season. The Alva, Florida native finished ninth in points.

Ross Chastain Career Statistics

Chastain Quotes:

What is the toughest part about racing at Bristol?

“I would have to say the crashes because of the g forces its so hard to get stopped. I’ve piled into crashes there plenty of times because we’re going so fast and its hard to get slowed down on the small track.”

What makes pit road so challenging at Bristol?

“Turning off of the banking is not easy. It’s just a flat…turning onto asphalt which has less grip than the concrete does. Its very, very slow, the time over distance in the corner part, if you have the distance you’re going to have to pass for time and there’s nothing to really go off of other than I can feel the banking go up with the right side tires of my car. That’s my cue that I’m in the right spot but there isn’t a lot to go off of visually. It’s just a really slow pit road compared to how fast we go on the track.”


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Suárez Notes

Jockey: Country music superstar Luke Bryan, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, and artist Al Agnew will be prominently featured on Daniel Suarez's No. 99 fishing-themed wrap this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The Jockey Outdoors™ Collection by Luke Bryan launched in 2022 is designed to be tough on the outside and soft but strong on the inside. Engineered with intelligent layers, premium fabrics and performance technology, the pieces are designed to layer, with seams strategically placed to eliminate bulk and keep outdoorsmen covered and comfortable.
2024 Season So Far: Suárez owns the 10th-most points of any driver in the first four points races. His average finish is 14.8 and led 26 laps. He has scored the 10th-most stage points in 2024.
Bristol Dirt: Suárez led 122 of 753 laps in three races when the spring race at Bristol was held on dirt.
Atlanta Victory: Suárez and runner-up Ryan Blaney were separated by 0.003 seconds at the finish line. It was the third-closest finish in series history, and with third-place Busch just 0.007 seconds behind the winner, it also stands as the closest finish among three cars in the history of auto racing.
Trackhouse Victories: Atlanta marked Trackhouse Racing's seventh win in the NASCAR Cup Series, and first at Atlanta. Chastain owns four victories, Suárez two and one for Shane van Gisbergen.
Mexico Series: Suárez won the 150-lap Mexico Series race at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Feb. 3. It was his 11th victory in the series.
New Crew Chief: Matt Swiderski begins his first season as the No. 99 team's crew chief. Swiderski went to victory lane with Suárez in only their second points race together. The 42-year-old Swiderski led the No. 16 Kaulig Racing NASCAR Cup Series team to two victories over the last three seasons.
First Mexican to Win in Cup: Suárez became the first driver from Mexico (Monterrey) to win in the NASCAR Cup Series on June 12, 2022, at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
International Driver: He is one of six drivers not from the United States to win a NASCAR Cup Series race: Shane van Gisbergen (New Zealand), Marcos Ambrose (Australia), Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia), Earl Ross (Canada) and Mario Andretti (Italy).
Cup Career Highlights: Suárez owns two victories (Sonoma 2022 and Atlanta 2024) and three Busch Light Pole Awards - Pocono (Pa.) Raceway July 2018, Kentucky Speedway July 2019, and on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway August 2023.
English is Second Language: Suárez came to America to race. He did not speak English when he arrived in Buffalo, New York. He is the only Spanish-speaking driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Daniel Suárez Career Statistics

Suárez Quotes:

Will you miss the dirt this weekend in Bristol?

“Ha, ha. I don’t know. I had never seen a dirt race much less raced in one until they made Bristol dirt a few years ago. We did pretty good that first year leading a bunch of laps and finish fourth. We led even more the second year. It was fun and a new challenge. But racing again on the pavement will be fun as well. I think at Bristol we will also put on a good show no matter what we race on.”

What do you think of your new Jockey paint scheme?

“It looks great. Jockey always does a good job with the paint scheme. To have an artist like Al Agnew design the car and everybody knows Luke Bryan. I hope it is as fast as it looks.”

Who was your favorite driver growing up?

“Jeff Gordon, I like a lot. When I started understanding the sport more, I became a huge fan of Tony Stewart. Then I started liking Jimmie Johnson a lot. I like his style; how smart he was and how calm he was. I thought if I like all these guys, why not make a combination of all these three, right? I always thought if I take this from him, that from him, I can build myself from that.”

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