Chastain: Darlington Is Gonna Be Crazy

Ross Chastain

Ross Chastain Notes:

  • Best start at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS): 1st (2018)
  • Best finish at Darlington Raceway in the NXS: 10th (2015)

Kaulig Racing Notes

  • Best start at Darlington Raceway in the NXS: 12th (2019)
  • Best finish at Darlington Raceway in the NXS: 11th (2017 & 2019)

Race Notes

  • Darlington Raceway at 8pm ET on FS1
  • Stages: 45/90/147 Laps

Ross Chastain Quote:“Holy cow, it’s race week, boys and girls! It feels good! The sun is shining – better days are ahead. We’re just a couple of days away from the Xfinity Series going to Darlington. Cup will get on track first this Sunday, so they’ll get the track all prepped for us. Then we will show up on Tuesday night, walk to our cars, jump in, and race. No warmup, no nothing. It’s going to be pretty crazy, but I know my Kaulig Racing boys are going to bring us a fast Nutrien Ag Solutions hotrod.

We’re going to random pill draw for the start, so we will be somewhere between first and 12th, the best way I understand it. We’re going to fire it off into turn one, come off turn two hopefully, and then go to my toughest corner on the track, turn three. It’s hard for me personally to enter turn three with enough arc if I’m going to run the top. I usually shallow the arc way too much, and then I’m all kinds of tight, loose all through the middle screaming and uncomfortable. Hopefully I’ve made some headway on that mentally, because it’s more of a mental game than anything entering one of these NASCAR tracks against the fence when you enter the corner – it’s a mental thing for me. I’ve been working on that, so we’ll see! If we keep the No. 10 car tight enough where I can hustle it, maybe we will have something for them at the end. Tune in Tuesday night, guys!”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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