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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ross Chastain
Ross Chastain finished seventh in this race last season and starts this week in 11th, which is his best at the track, too.
Although Harrison Burton crashed in last year’s Kansas race, he’s had two wins this season and a fourth-place finish last week in Texas and may be ready for a Kansas victory.
Brandon Jones will start Friday night’s race inside the top 10, which gives him an early advantage over the rest of the field.
If you're aiming to get risky this week, spending up on Kyle Busch may be the ticket to do just that. He starts 28th but has the ability to return dividends if he climbs up the leaderboard like usual.
While avoiding the chalk play in Kyle Busch may be a risk, Johnny Sauter checks in at a much more affordable rate, has produced five victories at Texas and finished third in this race last year.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Chastain completed his first full season of Cup Series racing with the No. 15 Premium Motorsports team last year. The 26-year-old driver made 34 of the 36 events and raced to just two Top-20 finishes. Chastain accumulated six DNF's over the course of the season in what was an up-and-down campaign. Premium Motorsports has put Chastain back in the team's Chevrolet for the 2019 season and once again paired him with veteran crew chief, Pat Tryson. Sponsorship has been tough to sell for this ride, but they look they'll pull it off again this season and be fully funded. Chastain and the team really needs to improve on their 31.8 average starting spot from last year if they hope to improve.
Chastain will return for a fourth season of full-time Xfinity Series competition in 2018. He returns to the same JD Motorsports team that he competed with last year. Chastain had a pretty good season by all measures in 2017. He grabbed his first-career Top-5 finish, nabbed two Top-10 finishes and wound up career-best 13th in the final driver standings. The 25-year-old Floridian will look to improve on those marks in the upcoming season. With all parts and pieces of the No. 4 team returning, it's entirely possible. Chastain limited his DNF's to just two last year, and that was very instrumental in his improved consistency and good season.
Has signed with JD Motorsports to return to the team's No. 4 Chevrolet again in 2017.
Chastain did so surprisingly well in his first full season of Xfinity Series racing last year that JD Motorsports has invited him back to pilot the No. 4 Chevrolet once again. The 22-year-old Floridian racked up four Top-10 finishes and finished 15th in the driver standings last season. Chastain had some issues with posting five DNF’s during the campaign, but generally he finished most races on the lead lap. Super speedway and short track events seemed to be the team’s strength and should be once again in 2016. Gary Cogswell returns as crew chief to guide this young driver once again, so we expect to see some growth and improvement this season.
Team owner Brad Keselowski is starting up a new, second truck series team this year and he’s chosen Chastain to be the majority driver. Chastain will get 15 of the 22 events while owner Keselowski, Dave Blaney and Joey Logano will complete the schedule. The team’s performance will largely be tied to Chastain since he will be racing two thirds of the schedule. The youngster earned four Top 10’s racing the full schedule in 2012 with a much smaller race team. The No. 19 team should be poised for a good campaign despite the multiple driver lineup.
More Fantasy News
Start for Spire Motorsports
Chastain will handle the driving responsibilities for Spire Motorsports in Sunday's Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Spire Motorsports PR reports.
Runner-up Finish at Pocono
Chastain finished second in the Pocono Green 225 Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
Runner-up Finish at Talladega
Chastain finished second in the Unhinged 300 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
Third in Contender Boats 250
Chastain finished third in the Contender Boats 250 Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Third at HMS
Chastain finished third in the Baptist Health 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday evening.