Ross Chastain will be the No. 1 Chevrolet driver for the new Trackhouse Racing team in 2022. He will team up with Daniel Suarez, who is already driving the No. 99 on the team in its first year of the NASCAR Cup Series. . in 2021.
“It’s another dream come true for me,” said Chastain. “Trackhouse is one of the coolest organizations in the garage. The enthusiasm they generate off the track and the program they build on the track is exciting. Working with Daniel and Justin (Marks, co-owner of the team), as I can, is my number one priority. I know I can help build our Chevrolets to be as strong as possible.
Trackhouse will purchase the NASCAR portion of Chip Ganassi Racing to expand to a two-car team, both entrances chartered.
Chastain is already with CGR and will end the season as the driver of the # 42 Ganassi Chevrolet. This team will be eliminated at the end of 2021, and Kurt Busch, current driver of the # 1, will be released from CGR.
“Ross is an aggressive young rider who we believe has the talent to win Cup Series races,” said Justin Marks, co-owner of Trackhouse. “We believe his personality and work ethic will be a perfect fit for Daniel as we build our organization for the 2022 season and beyond.”
Chastain has two top five and six top 10 and is 18th in the points standings, 22 races in the 2021 season of 36 races, his first with Ganassi. In total, Chastain has 101 Cup Series starts, earning him two top five and seven top 10.
Chastain is a race winner in the other two NASCAR National Series, with two wins in 192 NASCAR Xfinity Series races and three wins in 95 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
“I am very happy that Ross has been selected as a teammate next year,” said Suarez. “He brings a lot to the table. I can’t wait to start working with him and make our two Trackhouse cars as quick as possible. I know we are going to win races.
Suarez is 22nd in the Cup Series drivers points standings as Trackhouse’s first diver. He has one top five and three top 10s in 22 races.