NASCAR team rankings: New powerhouse at the top?

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NASCAR team power rankings: No. 2 – Trackhouse Racing Team

What Trackhouse Racing Team have been able to build this year has been as different as day and night from last year. In 2021, they started out as a single-car team with Daniel Suarez piloting the #99 Chevrolet, and Suarez finished in 25th place in the championship with a single top five finish in the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

This year, Suarez has a win, three top five finishes, and five top 10 finishes. New teammate Ross Chastain has reaped the benefits of Trackhouse Racing Team’s breakout year as well, and even more so.

Driving the #42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing last year, Chastain finished winless and in 20th place in the championship standings. But after Trackhouse Racing Team acquired Chip Ganassi Racing and kept Chastain onboard to drive the #1 Chevrolet, his career has skyrocketed.

He is tied for the series lead with two wins, he leads the series with seven top five finishes, he is tied for second with 10 top 10 finishes, and he is also tied for second in stage wins with three.

We also can’t neglect to mention Trackhouse Racing Team’s PROJECT91. Team owner Justin Marks has been a man on a mission since transitioning from driver to owner, and he has established a winning culture that shows his belief in his drivers.

Both Chastain and Suarez spent years as journeymen in NASCAR before they were finally given homes at Trackhouse Racing Team, and the results speak for themselves. Chastain has locked himself in the playoffs with two wins, and Suarez’s win should do the same.

A sale that shocked the sport has resulted in a young and hungry team that could be the next powerhouse of NASCAR.