Ross Chastain who drives the No.1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Trackhouse Racing as a full-time Cup Series contender and the No.41 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports required medical support following his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas.
He has had a pretty impressive season so far in the Cup Series with two victories and five top 10s with his fair share of DNFs and has also taken part in a few Truck Series Races this season but couldn’t find a similar run as his Cup Series outings, his 12th place finish at Kansas was his best season best so far and also took part in one Xfinity Series race this season.
Chastain found himself short of hydration and promptly sought medical attention after the Speedycash.com 220 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday and also quipped about learning a lesson to remain hydrated before the race to which the enormous temperatures in the cockpit also add up as a threat. Nonetheless, he’s ready to go all out in this week’s All-Star Race and is surely hoping to take home that 1 Million USD cash prize.
“Had I eaten a little more of it, I probably wouldn’t have had the problems I had in the truck,” said Ross Chastain wisecracking about his watermelon business
Ross Chastain comes from a family which has been in the watermelon farming business for a long time and he faced difficulty staying hydrated throughout the SpeedyCash.com 220 at Texas he joked about it saying that he realized he wasn’t hydrated enough and that he probably just had to consume watermelons before any race.
“Odd deal, I just didn’t hydrate enough. Probably eat more watermelon, probably just eat more watermelon in general,” said Ross Chastain.
He concluded by saying that he is aware of the watermelon jokes and agreed that if he had tucked away a watermelon, he probably wouldn’t have had to experience whatever he did at the end of the race given the fact that the temperatures in and out of the cockpit were high.
“I know we joke about the watermelon, but had I eaten a little more of it, I probably wouldn’t have had the problems I had in the truck,” concluded Ross Chastain.
With this incident of Ross Chastain’s coming into the light, will the temperatures of the Next-Gen car’s cockpits and NASCAR become an issue like the loose-wheel fiasco?