Imagine you’re Ross Chastain in 2019. Has any driver in recent memory had the up-and-down journey the watermelon farmer from Alva, Fla., has this year.
Let’s break it down:
Add on top of all that he’s been running in all three NASCAR series the entire season, even traveling the country to do so. He ran the SpeedyCash.com 400 Friday night June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway, then competing in the Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series the following two days at Michigan. This week he followed up the win in Madison, Ill. with a trip to Sonoma Raceway to get back in the Cup car.
He said it best, describing both 2019 and the 26-year-old’s entire career so far.
“I love the position I’m in,” he told SiriusXM NASCAR. “I like having my back against the wall.”
With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series feeling pretty wide open this year, the frontrunners would be smart to keep a close eye on Chastain. And his PR rep might want to keep the watermelons ready. He might need a few more delivered to Victory Lane before the season’s over.
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