Tag: Ross Chastain

Ross Chastain is an American professional stock car racing driver competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup series for Trackhouse Racing. Nicknamed the watermelon man, he was born on December 4, 1992, to Ralph and Susan Chastain in Alva, Florida. His elder brother Chad Chastain is also a professional NASCAR driver. Ross Chastain is most renowned for his riding the wall (Hail Melon) in the last lap of the 2022 Martinsville Cup playoff race to secure a Championship 4 entry.

When was Ross Chastain’s NASCAR debut?

His NASCAR debut for Turn One Racing came in the Truck series in 2011. He made his Xfinity Series debut in 2014 for Viva Motorsports. Chastain made his full-time Xfinity debut for JD Motorsports in 2015. He debuted in the Cup series with Premium Motorsports and raced part-time for  Spire Motorsports, and Roush Fenway Racing before landing a full ride in Chip Ganassi Racing. Trackhouse Racing signed him in 2022.

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Ross Chastain’s maiden NASCAR race win came in 2018 in the Xfinity Series for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Las Vegas Xfinity series race. He scored his maiden Truck race win in 2019 at Kansas for Niece Motorsports and scored his first Cup series win in COTA in 2022. Chastain has scored 2* Cup, Xfinity series wins, and 4* Truck race wins in his career. He is renowned for his victory celebration, where he will climb on top of his car a break a watermelon, throwing it to the ground.

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