Ross Chastain claims “I never quite feel like I’m prepared enough,” ahead of the upcoming Road America Cup race

Find out what Ross Chastain had to say about his Road America outing as he set himself for a third win this season

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Ross Chastain

NASCAR will hit the Road America track this weekend for the 18th round of cup racing, the Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America. Fans will be hoping that the 4-mile road course will be one of the most competitive races of the season, as the road courses haven’t hit the mark in terms of entertainment so far this season, but with a handful of races left in the season, it is highly unlikely that the race will be a quiet one as drivers will go hard on it for a win.

Going into the race Trackhouse Racing will be the most excited team among all on the grid, as the newcomers have been dominating the road courses with wins in the two Road Course Races this season COTA and Sonoma. The No:1 Camaro ZL1 driver Ross Chastain won his first race of the season at COTA where as No:99 driver Daniel Suarez made history in Sonoma with his first career win.

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Find out what Ross Chastain had to say about his Road America outing

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Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain

Ross Chastain acknowledged that he never quite feels like he is prepared enough for the race days as he revealed that every day of the week he will wake up and will be looking at the data set to get more understanding of the race something he will surely be doing on the plane to Road America. He added that he will be looking back to the previous year’s races and still won’t be feeling prepared even though he knows that his team will have good cars with winning chances ready for him.

“I never quite feel like I’m prepared enough. I’ll wake up every day this week and try to be better and will get on the plane to Road America and still be looking at data. I’ll look back at the race last year. Even though I won’t feel prepared enough, I know we will have good cars with a chance to win another race,” Ross Chastain said.

Ross Chastain went on to say that the actual preparations of the car for the road courses are so different from what they used to be, as it used to be riding the oval cars on the road courses and vice versa. He points out the difference between road Courses and Oval races for drivers saying in road races chasing dots, reaction time, and looking to the left will be important while in ovals it’s more about looking out of the top of the helmet and the banking.

Actual preparation of the car for the road courses is so different from what it used to be since we take oval cars and race them on the road courses and vice versa. On the driver’s side, it’s something as simple as a visual board, chasing dots, reaction times, and getting our eyes to look left and up. For ovals, we kind of look out of the top of our helmet and the banking,” said Ross Chastain.

Ross Chastain went on to add that since the drivers are conditioned to look left since they have been at the oval track races most of their life while looking at the right side will be hard to get by as they have to make new muscle memory. “We are so conditioned to look left since we’ve been oval track racers most of our lives. Muscle memory for the right and getting our muscles and bodies to focus to the right because it’s not as natural”.

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