One of the many moving pieces of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series puzzle has come to rest as Trackhouse Racing has names Ross Chastain to fill the Vacancy
Earlier this year, Trackhouse announced that that it had purchased Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team effective at the end of the 2021 season.
“Ross is a young, aggressive driver that we believe has the talent to win races at the Cup Series level,” said Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks in a statement from the team. “We think his personality and work ethic will fit perfectly with Daniel as we build our organization for the 2022 season and beyond.”
"I've been a massive fan of Ross since the day we met over 10 years ago. Its an honor to have earned his trust and commitment to Trackhouse, Can't wait for 2022 with two proven NASCAR winners. Welcome to the House my friend!"
While little information is currently known about Chastain's sponsors or crew chief for his next ride, it was announced that the contract is for multiple years.
“This is another dream come true for me,” said Chastain in a statement from the team. “Trackhouse is one of the most interesting organizations in the garage. The enthusiasm they bring off the track and the program they are building on the track is exciting. Working with Daniel and Justin, however I can, is my number one priority. I know that I can help build our Chevrolets to be as strong as possible.”
“Excitement is always the name of the game with an announcement like this, but it’s more than excitement for just another team,” Chastain said to reporters after the announcement. “I’ve been now, crazy enough, in this sport for 10 years. … It’s more than just another team. I’ve been fired and I’ve left teams and done a lot of things and could do a lot of things better but to bring it all full circle with somebody I’ve known my entire life in the sport and do it with a group that just truly feels like more than a team, that’s what made this process of getting in this car so much easier.”
Trackhouse Racing which is in its rookie NASCAR Cup season, will field 2 full time cars in 2022, one with Daniel Suarez who pilots the #99 car this year along with Chastain. The team is co-owned by Justin Marks and Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull.
Congrats to both Ross Chastain and Trackhouse Racing on todays announcement!