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Ross Chastain Wins EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix At Circuit Of The Americas, First Cup Series Win

Ross Chastain and Trackhouse racing have never been to victory lane in the NASCAR Cup Series. After 3 close calls in the last 3 races, all that changed on Sunday at the Circuit Of The Americas when Chastain earned his first win at the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix.

In an overtime finish, Chastain battled with both AJ Allmendinger and Alex Bowman as all three threw punches to win the fight in the last round. Just when it appeared that Chastain was finished, he muscled up and pushed through Allmedinger and Bowman.

“It’s never tasted sweeter, I gotta tell you,” Chastain said while eating the watermelon he smashed at the finish line. “AJ is so good. I’ve learned so much from him. I had to go beat the guy. He taught me so much.”

After starting on pole, Ryan Blaney lost the lead to Daniel Suárez on the first lap. Suárez would maintain the lead throughout the first stage and earned the stage win. When the field went back to green-flag conditions for Stage 2, Suárez spun in Turn 1 and ended up cutting a tire. Stage 2 winner Denny Hamlin finished 18th after a spin in the closing laps. Suárez finished 24th.

EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix Results:

  1. Ross Chastain

  2. Alex Bowman

  3. Christopher Bell

  4. Chase Elliott

  5. Tyler Reddick

  6. Ryan Blaney

  7. Martin Truex Jr.

  8. Austin Cindric

  9. Erik Jones

  10. Austin Dillon

  11. Kevin Harvick

  12. William Byron

  13. Michael McDowell

  14. Brad Keselowski

  15. Justin Haley

  16. Todd Gilliland

  17. Harrison Burton

  18. Denny Hamlin

  19. Aric Almirola

  20. Ty Dillon

  21. Chris Buescher

  22. Josh Bilicki

  23. Cole Custer

  24. Daniel Suarez

  25. Kaz Grala

  26. Boris Said

  27. Cody Ware

  28. Kyle Busch

  29. Kyle Larson

  30. Chase Briscoe

  31. Joey Logano

  32. Kurt Busch

  33. AJ Allmendinger

  34. Loris Hezemans

  35. Joey Hand

  36. Corey LaJoie

  37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

  38. Bubba Wallace

  39. Andy Lally

Photo: Trackhouse Racing Team

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