JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Thursday morning (Jan. 31) that Ross Chastain will return to the No. 4 Camaro SS for 30 races this season, beginning with Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 23.
“We here at JD Motorsports are looking forward to having Ross back in the No. 4 in 2019,” team owner Johnny Davis said in a press release. “He has shown his ability to wheel a racecar time and time again while competing against some of the top teams in the sports.”
RM Parks, EZ Angus Ranch and McDivitt Sign Company will sponsor Chastain this season.
The move comes after the team originally announced that Blake Koch would drive the No. 4 with Filter Time, a company he created, as the primary sponsor.
The team stated in a press release that “Blake decided earlier this year to focus primarily on overseeing the success of his growing company, Filter Time.”
Excited to see @RossChastain back in the 4 car. I need to give @FilterTime 💯 of my attention at this time. A HUGE opportunity has developed for my business and I will be able to share it with you soon. pic.twitter.com/mapIGwQNJs
— Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) January 31, 2019
In a simultaneous announcement, Koch’s former team, Kaulig Racing, announced Chastain would also drive its No. 10 Camaro SS in three races, beginning Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Nutrien Ag Solutions will grace the corner panels.
— Kaulig Racing (@KauligRacing) January 31, 2019
After breaking through with a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September, Chastain is coming off a 10th-place points finish, his best season to date.
Chastain was originally slated to compete for the Xfinity Series title with Chip Ganassi Racing. But on Jan. 4, Ganassi announced it was shutting down its Xfinity program after agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) raided the home of DC Solar CEO Jeff Carpoff in Martinez, Calif. and the company’s headquarters in Benicia, Calif.
Chastain will also run a multiple Truck Series races for Niece Motorsports in 2019.