The more laps, the better.
Or at least that’s Ross Chastain’s mindset. He ran 77 races last season across NASCAR’s top three series. Without drop-off, too. Chastain finished second in the final standings of the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, where he competed full time for points.
“If I’m going to make it in this sport, I’m putting in the work now to hopefully make that next step in a couple of years,” Chastain said.
The first step was made back in October when Chastain and Kaulig Racing announced the 27-year-old will race for the Xfinity Series championship full time in 2020 with the No. 10 entry. As of the banquet in November, a crew chief had not been officially decided on.
Chastain still plans to run in the Gander Truck and Cup Series next season, in as many events as he possibly can and is allowed.
“We’re having those conversations right now,” Chastain said. “But I tell every team when I first meet them, get to know them and before I ever drive for them, OK, you’re going to have some hard days to deal with me. Here’s what I think it will be, and then you tell me ahead of time what you think it’ll be. And then we’ll go through that. Because I don’t want any surprises. … Different teams want me to run less and some teams want me to run more. It depends on their personal opinion.”
— NASCAR.com —