As a NASCAR Cup Series driver, Ross Chastain will not be allowed to run Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series occasion at Watkins Glen International. That doesn’t imply a Chastain won’t be within the #45 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports: on Wednesday, Niece introduced his youthful brother Chad Chastain will make his NASCAR début within the truck.
The youthful Chastain, born seven years after his Cup-driving brother, primarily competes briefly tracks in his native Florida and the southeastern United States in sequence such because the Florida Pro Truck Series and World Series of Asphalt. In 2015, he received the FASCAR Pro Truck and Pro Late Model observe championships at DeSoto Speedway, adopted by the Pro Late Model title at 4-17 Southern Speedway a 12 months later.
“I was excited to get the call to come race with Niece Motorsports in this great ‘Protect Your Melon’ Chevrolet,” Chastain said. “I’m thankful to everyone at Niece Motorsports for their hard work and our great partners with Buckle up New York and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This will definitely be a new challenge, but I’m so excited for the opportunity and will do my best to make the most of it.”
Ross was initially imagined to race at WGI, however was barred from doing in order NASCAR guidelines prohibit Cup drivers from working the ultimate race of the Truck common season and the next playoffs. The improvement prompted him to share a meme of Bart from The Simpsons writing “I will pay closer attention to the NASCAR rules.” on the chalkboard. The information comes a day after he was introduced as becoming a member of Trackhouse Racing Team for the 2022 Cup season.
“I guess a Chastain will get to buckle up and drive a Silverado this weekend,” quipped Ross in a social media video.
The Niece #45 has been pushed by a number of names in 2021 together with the older Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Bayley Currey, Erik Darnell, and Jett Noland. The entry is twenty-third in proprietor factors with a finest end of ninth at Atlanta by Moffitt.