Search
Close this search box.

Partner

Ross Chastain Will Run Daytona Truck Race for Niece Motorsports, Maybe More

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Ross Chastain, driver of the #42 DC Solar Chevrolet, poses with the winner’s sticker after the NASCAR Xfinity Series DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

By Toby Christie     

Since the glass slipper fell off of the Cinderella story that was to be Ross Chastain’s 2019 season, when Chip Ganassi Racing shuttered their full-time ride for the driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season after sponsor DC Solar’s corporate offices were raided by the F.B.I. this off season, the NASCAR world has anxiously awaited what would happen to the 26-year-old driver.

Friday, at an announcement that took place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Niece Motorsports revealed that Chastain will drive the season-opening NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway in their No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado.

The effort will be sponsored by Paul Jr. Designs and TruNorth Warranty. The truck is a wicked black and green paint scheme that was designed by Paul Teutul Jr., who became famous during his time at Orange County Choppers.

Although the team didn’t announce any future races past Daytona with Chastain, the feeling is that Chastain will fill a few more races at least in the No. 45. The Florida-native drove three races for the team last season, with a best finish of 12th at Bristol.

The driver will again drive the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season as well.

Chastain made the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs last season after winning at Las Vegas in one of the three races he drove for Chip Ganassi Racing. In the other two starts for CGR, Chastain finished second at Richmond, and 25th at Darlington after leading 90 laps.

Niece Motorsports also announced that 22-year-old Reid Wilson will also drive a part-time schedule in the No. 45 in 2019.

share it
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Post

`52424_Charlotte_Trucks_PostRace_Burnout_NickSanchez_1
Nick Sanchez Strikes Late for Second Win of 2024; Collects $50k Triple Truck Challenge Bonus
Daniel Dye Conner Jones 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Daniel Dye Latest Truck Driver Upset with Conner Jones: 'He's Been Watching Too Many Dale Sr. YouTube Videos'
TCResultsGraphicCharlotte (3)
Race Results: 2024 NCTS North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte
Tyler Ankrum Thad Moffitt Charlotte crash 2024 video North Carolina Education Lottery 200 video Jeffrey Earnhardt Keith McGee
Video: Ankrum Goes Head-First into Wall, T-Boned by Moffitt; McGee and Earnhardt Involved
Frank Kimmel_Charlotte
'It's Special To Be Back': Will Kimmel Finishes An Emotional Fourth Place In Charlotte
`52424_Charlotte_ARCA_PostRace_VictoryLane_TannerGray_1
Redemption Arrives For Tanner Gray As He Wins The General Tire 150

Join Our Newsletter

Ready to have NASCAR news hand-delivered to your email daily?

Related Article