Ross Chastain is making Chevy team dynamic WEAK, claims Jeff Gordon
Ross Chastain has had the most troubles with Chevy drivers exclusively in the last two race weeks.
Ross Chastain and Jeff Gordon
The NASCAR Cup garage is getting annoyed by Trackhouse Racing River Ross Chastain. Last year’s championship runner-up has been making headlines recently for his aggressive racing style and incidents he s prompted. He even had a fistfight with rookie Noah Gragson after the Kansas Cup race. His wreck involving Kyle Larson last Sunday at Darlington has infuriated the Hendrick Sports management as well.
HMS, the most accomplished and dominant Chevy team in the sport, is disappointed how Chastain is showing the same aggression to drivers from Chevy teams as other manufacturer teams. Chastain is driving for the Chevy team Trackhouse. Four times Cup champion Jeff Gordon, vice chairman of HMS, has weighed in on Chastain’s aggression.
He pointed out that the driver’s hard racing affects the Chevy Cup garage’s dynamic. Gordon said that Chevy is like every other team working, training, and researching together to secure the best finishes for the manufacturers. They share the data and have team debriefs together before the races. Ross Chastain making enemies within them is affecting the dynamic they built over the years, and it weakens them.
“It is a unique situation because of our ties with Chevrolet and key partners like the No. 1 car and Hendrick. We all work together as we do with Childress and Trackhouse. So it makes the dynamic very, very difficult because we’re all trying to share information and make the whole group better and stronger. And I think we are because of it,” Jeff Gordon said.
Jeff Gordon hates to see Ross Chastain making enemies
Gordon has raced against some of the sport’s greatest and has been their teammate as well. He knows the importance of having friends in the garage and how beneficial to have a team dynamic. He urged Chastain to understand that sometimes he is taking things a bit too far and that he needs to deal with it.
“That’s why we’re as competitive as we are, but when you get a competitor that is like Ross, putting it that far out on the edge, maybe taking it too far, that’s something he’s going to have to deal with because I think the other competitors are really taking notice,” Gordon said.
He later pointed out that he hates to see the Trackhouse driver making enemies though it’s certainly a good show for the fans. Gordon added, “You just can’t make that many enemies out there. I hate to see that, but I also know these guys are racing hard, trying to win, and the fans certainly got a show,”.
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