He very well may go on to win $1-million in this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, but Ross Chastain tweeted that he was, “Feeling like a million bucks,” after a post-race trip to the infield care center on Friday night.
Chastain was running amongst the leaders for the majority of the race in the SpeedyCash.com 220 at Texas, but in the closing laps, his truck faded, but he was still able to hang on for a 12th-place finish for the No. 41 Niece Motorsports team.
According to an original report FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Chastain fainted upon exiting the truck at the conclusion of the race, but after Pockrass spoke to Chastain, Chastain says he did not faint.
Rather, Chastain says his legs cramped, which led to him to fall to the ground.
Chastain said he didn’t faint — his legs cramped up after he got out of the car so he went to the ground. Said it was dehydration. Will post video soon.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 21, 2022
Once Chastain got back to his feet, he was loaded on a medical cart and taken to the infield care center for an IV. Joey Barnes, of TobyChristie.com, snapped a shot of Chastain on his way to the care center.
— TobyChristie.com (@TobyChristieCom) May 21, 2022
Roughly 45 minutes later, Chastain shared his update that he was feeling much better in the infield care center post IV.
Feeling like a million bucks pic.twitter.com/kw9O6JekXi
— Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) May 21, 2022
Joining Chastain in the infield care center for a post-race IV was fellow Niece Motorsports driver Dean Thompson. Thompson replied to Chastain with his own photo from the care center:
— Dean Thompson (@deanthompsonr) May 21, 2022
Scary moment, but the 29-year old, who has two NASCAR Cup Series wins this season (tied for most in the series) is okay after a tough race on a very warm night in Fort Worth, Texas.
Now, Chastain will aim to smash a Watermelon in Sunday night’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race.