Thursday, Jun 30

2022 Ross Chastain Trackhouse Racing Phoenix Advance

Ross Chastain can't wait for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

Few drivers have as much confidence as the 29-year-old Alva, Florida native after last Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Not only did he finish third, the best finish in Trackhouse Racing's 42-race Cup history, but he gave the team its first stage victory and led 83 laps - outpacing the 75 laps led in his 117 race Cup career.

Sunday marked the second consecutive race a Trackhouse Chevrolet has been in contention for a win. Teammate Daniel Suárez challenged for the win two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California before finishing fourth.

After Sunday's performance, it is fitting Chastain's No. 1 Chevrolet will carry the colors of K1 SPEED - the premiere indoor karting facility in the United States and around the world.

K1 provides European style kart racing on professionally designed tracks with high performance electric karts. Sunday marks its first appearance at a Cup race on a Trackhouse Chevrolet.

It's been a busy week for Chastain.

He stayed in Las Vegas Sunday night to attend Monday's Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) at Allegiant Stadium.

Chastain is familiar with Phoenix. Sunday marks his eighth Cup start on the mile oval where he owns a best finish of 14th in NASCAR's premiere series. In the Xfinity Series at Phoenix, Chastain has 11 starts with a best finish of seventh along with 14 laps led.

Fox will broadcast Sunday's 400-mile race at 3:30 p.m. ET.

 

Ross Chastain, Driver of the No. 1 K1 Speed Chevrolet Camaro

How has your week been?

"It's been fun. Certainly having a good run helps, and everyone at the ACMs Monday wanted to talk about it. It was cool to get to be around the muscians, writers and everyone in the country music industry. But, after having a successful day like that what you really want is to get back to the track and do even better. I can't wait for Phoenix."

Talk about your Las Vegas result.

"The Next Gen cars are so different from what we are used to driving. The No. 1 car felt a lot like the No. 42 (Xfinity Series) car did when I won at Las Vegas. I have a lot of history at Vegas and that weekend changed my life. Its carrying on here at Trackhouse and what we're building and Justin Marks believing in me. When I crashed the car at Auto Club and spun out in the race, Justin took me to lunch and gave me confidence. If we keep having cars like our Vegas car, we're going to be strong." 

How about all of the buzz about NASCAR this season?

“This is my 11th year in the sport. I've just tried to be a sponge and watch these guys that have been here well before me and have seen a lot of change. If I can go out on the track and make a splash, that's one thing. But off of the track I like to watch, listen and learn from the people who have been here before me. We're all in, especially Trackhouse, on getting new people involved in the sport with the different sponsors and big named people from outside of the sport. We've seen that with (UFC) Dana White's brand and (actress) Eva Longoria's brand. Trackhouse Racing and Justin Marks want to bring in like-minded people."

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