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When Ross Chastain found out that his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team was being sold and his future was uncertain, he got right back in the racecar and felt at home.
Chastain joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he found out about CGR’s sale to Trackhouse Racing, the immediate emotions experienced in the aftermath and why he’s at peace with whatever ends up happening in his NASCAR career for 2022 and beyond.
Despite his good results on road courses this season, Chastain explains why road courses weren’t always his strong suit, why he still feels like he doesn’t necessarily “belong” in the sport, his tenacious never say die attitude and more, including his McDonald’s order and plenty of watermelon talk.
Michael Massie also joins Davey to recap the Fourth of July extravaganza at Road America, won by Chase Elliott. The duo debates whether the event has staying power on the weekend moving forward, whether drivers should be consulted in track repaves/reconfigurations given Atlanta Motor Speedway’s announcement this week and give their picks for the final race on the old AMS asphalt.
About the author
Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.
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I love you Ross chasten much though
I’m tired of the watermelon schtick. Weathy farmer.
Like all the personas manufactured by TV to make basically uninteresting race drivers into fan favorites Watermelon Man and Poor Matty D are the most tiresome.
Some tough competition for the biggest false personality. But I admit they are certainly amongst the leaders.
I just hope you have a good weekend
How are you doing Ross
Ross chastain will win a race soon.