Chip Ganassi Racing driver Ross Chastain will drive the No. 1 car for Trackhouse Racing from the 2022 Cup Series season.
Prior to the announcement, Chastain’s future was in doubt as the team that employed him, CGR, was purchased by Trackhouse Racing, effective after this season. Additionally, he was in his contract year with the team. But, now it has been confirmed that his services will be retained by the organization that purchased his current team.
“Ross is a young, aggressive driver that we believe has the talent to win races at the Cup Series level,” said Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks. “We think his personality and work ethic will fit perfectly with Daniel as we build our organization for the 2022 season and beyond.”
Chastain, who signed a multi-year contract with Trackhouse Racing, will be a teammate to Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Suarez who drivers the No. 99 car.
I've been a massive fan of Ross since the day we met over 10 years ago. Its an honor to have earned his trust and commitment to @TeamTrackhouse – Can't wait for 2022 with two proven @NASCAR winners. Welcome to the House my friend! https://t.co/vFwEQpeqrp
— Justin Marks (@JustinMarksDG) August 3, 2021
“This is another dream come true for me,” said Chastain in a statement from the team. “Trackhouse is one of the most interesting organizations in the garage. The enthusiasm they bring off the track and the program they are building on the track is exciting. Working with Daniel and Justin, however I can, is my number one priority. I know that I can help build our Chevrolets to be as strong as possible.”
His new team owner Justin Marks said that he will be building the team around Chastain, who is 18th in the Cup standings this season. He has six top-10 finishes so far.