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Ross Chastain Running Daytona 500 in Chip Ganassi/Spire Partnership, AdventHealth Returning to CGR

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Ross Chastain will drive in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Cup Series in a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 9. Chastain will be sponsored by AdventHealth, which will sponsor Kyle Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro at the Clash at Daytona and the fall …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ross Chastain

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Think about your commute to your work. How long do you drive? Because this year, Ross Chastain completed 15,618 laps driving in all three NASCAR national series. Chastain emerged as a fan favorite in 2019, and the 27-year-old from Alva, Fla., had quite a banner year. Entering 2019, Chastain endured a roller coaster of emotions. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Storylines of 2019

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The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season is complete. Matt Crafton won the championship, his third career title, tying him for second-most championships. With 23 races in the history books, what were the prevailing storylines of this Truck Series season? Ross Chastain’s Breakout Year 2019 was the year of Ross Chastain. The 26-year-old from …

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Tracking The Trucks: Inside Winless Wonder Matt Crafton’s Championship Season

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill placed the perfect bookend on his 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season by cruising to victory in the Homestead-Miami Speedway season finale. His Ford 200 trophy earned Friday night (Nov. 15) matched up perfectly with a victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for Hill, though, …

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Ross Chastain Comes Up Short of 1st NASCAR Championship

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Entering Friday’s (Nov. 15) Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ross Chastain was a co-favorite. Throughout the race, the No. 45 truck fell off. Starting from third position, Chastain rocketed to the lead on the opening lap. The No. 45 Chevrolet stayed up front for the opening 28 laps, though got loose …

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Ross Chastain: ‘I Have an Addiction, and It’s Winning and Trophies’

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Ross Chastain had aspirations for winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series title in 2019. He will still compete for a racing championship on Friday night (Nov. 15) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but it will be for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series instead. “Honestly, if you back up to November [2018], the goal was get to Homestead, winning …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Who’s the Championship Favorite?

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday (Nov. 15). The best finishing Championship 4 driver – Ross Chastain, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen or Brett Moffitt – will win the championship. However, that does not mean the championship winner will have to win the 2019 Ford EcoBoost 200. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: The Penultimate Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has just one race left, not just this season, but also in its history under that name. But to get there, they first had to complete the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, which only was mildly interesting due to how enormous a lead eventual race winner Denny Hamlin …

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