Ross Chastain has proven himself to be one of the best drivers in NASCAR this season. Where will he end up in the 2020 season?
Ross Chastain has a quite a crazy ride to get to where he is currently at in NASCAR, especially over the last year.
He was slated to drive full-time in the Xfinity Series for Chip Ganassi Racing after impressing the team in three starts last season, but that ended up not happening due to an issue with the team’s primary sponsor that caused their Xfinity Series team to fold for the season.
Chastain ended up landing a full-time Xfinity Series ride for the season anyway but with two teams, JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. He was set to drive for the former in 30 races and the latter in three.
Chastain also landed a part-time ride with Niece Motorsports in the Truck Series to go along with his full-time Xfinity Series ride and the full-time (but non-points) Cup Series ride with Premium Motorsports that he had already secured after driving for the team in 34 of last season’s 36 races.
Now Chastain competes full-time in the Truck Series as well, as halfway through the regular season, he declared for Truck Series points to make himself championship eligible, withdrawing his eligibility from scoring Xfinity Series points in doing so.
Meanwhile, he shattered the previous consecutive starts record for an entire NASCAR season with 36 consecutive starts across the Truck Series, the Xfinity Series and the Cup Series this season. The previous record was only four races higher than half of that at 22, set by Kyle Busch back in the 2008 season.
After one hectic end of the 2018 season and one hectic start to the 2019 season, what does Chastain’s future hold? In which series and for which team will he compete for points in the 2020 season?
Here are three possible landing spots for the 26-year-old Alva, Florida native.