Summer has officially started and there is no better way for Ross Chastain to kick off the season than to take the Jockey® Made in America Collection paint scheme to victory lane at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday.
Chastain seeks his third and Trackhouse Racing’s fourth victory of the 2022 season on Sunday at the 1.33-mile track in Lebanon, Tennessee. Just 10 races remain, before the start of the NASCAR Playoffs and Chastain wants to continue his momentum heading into the most important time of the season.
He should be one of the favorites.
In the inaugural Cup race at Nashville last June, the Alva, Florida native finished second and led four laps. He will be easy to spot on the track this weekend carrying the red, white and blue paint scheme.
Jockey International (Jockey), the pioneer of comfort and quality in active, casual and underwear, and Trackhouse Racing announced the multi-race partnership earlier this year which also includes races on Trackhouse Racing teammate Daniel Suárez’s No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Jockey partnership with Trackhouse is the first such team sponsorship in the 146-year history of the apparel brand. At the core of the partnership will be the launch of the brand’s new Made in America Collection – an effort aimed at delivering premium quality product; reshoring American manufacturing jobs; supporting families in local communities; and providing a more sustainable option for American consumers.
“Jockey is a family-owned company that has been around for generations, and as an eighth-generation watermelon farmer I can appreciate how hard it is to maintain their lead spot as an innovator of quality products,” said Chastain. “I am proud to represent Jockey and help tell their great American story.”
The Nashville area is Trackhouse Entertainment headquarters. The weekend will be busy with three days of track activity and off the track as well beginning with practice on Friday, qualifying Saturday and the race Sunday.
NBC kicks off their portion of television coverage for this season with Sunday’s race at 5 p.m. EDT.
Ross Chastain, Driver of the No. 1 Jockey Chevrolet
Talk about the new partner you have on your car for this weekend and what it would mean to get a win at Nashville?
“I’m super pumped to have the Jockey paint scheme on my car this weekend. It’s an iconic brand and the red, white and blue colors will look awesome on the track at Nashville. I hope I can finish one place better than I did last year and get them to victory lane. It would be awesome to get them their first win and to get one for Trackhouse in Nashville.”
You had your best finish of the season last year at Nashville, is there something you picked up about that track?
“We were good off of the truck. We were second quick in practice, and I messed up qualifying and started mid-pack, I think. We marched our way up through there and ran top-10 most of the day. We were on the right side of the fuel and tire strategy to take advantage and finish second. I was able to hustle the car all weekend.”
No. 1 Trackhouse Team Roster
Founder: Justin Marks, Rocklin, California
Team Partner: Armando Christian Perez, Miami, Florida.
President: Ty Norris, Sumter, South Carolina
Driver: Ross Chastain, Alva, Florida
Crew Chief: Phil Surgen, Lake Elmore, Vermont
Car Chief: David Fero, Galt, California
Spotter: Brandon McReynolds, Mooresville, North Carolina
Engine Builder: ECR Engines, Welcome, North Carolina
Engine Tuner: Harry Holcomb, Mount Pulaski, Illinois
Fueler: Brook Davenport, Centreville, Maryland
Front Tire Changer: Mike Roberts, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Rear Tire Changer: Ken Pozega, Warren, Ohio
Jackman: Shane Wilson, Edgewater, Maryland
Tire Carrier: Matt Simmons, Charlotte, North Carolina
Engineer: Mike Skarbowski, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
Engineer: Mike Hann, East Granby, Connecticut
Mechanic: Josh Heidkamp, Vandalia, Ohio
Mechanic: Mike Madill, Glendale, Arizona
Tires: Patrick Lyden, Erie, Pennsylvania
Truck Driver: Roy Miller, Elkridge, Maryland
Truck Driver: David Alexander, Concord, North Carolina
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!