Birth Date: December 4, 1992
Hometown: Alva, Florida
Resides: Mooresville, NC
You’ll see him race (most) Fridays. You’ll see him race Saturdays. And you’ll even see him behind the wheel of a Chevrolet on Sundays.
NASCAR’s busiest driver, Ross Chastain, is an eighth-generation farmer and fourth-generation watermelon farmer from Alva, Fla. When not working in the field, Chastain competes in all three of NASCAR’s top-tier series. His most recent victory was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2018) when he took the green-and-white checkered flag to win each stage and lead 180 of the 200 laps.
Chastain made his NASCAR debut in 2011 at the age of 18, competing in just five events before transforming the opportunity into a full-time ride in 2012. In his rookie campaign, Chastain earned a best finish of third place at Bristol Motor Speedway after starting in the 15th position. It was then that Chastain caught the eye of fellow driver and team owner Brad Keselowski, who offered the young gun a ride piloting the No. 19 in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Taking advantage of the opportunity, Chastain collected two pole awards and led 229 laps en route to four top-five finishes – including two runner-up finishes – and seven top 10s.
In 2014, Chastain made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway and competed in a total of seven races that season, earning a top-10 finish at Kentucky Speedway.
Success continued for the up-and-coming driver in the 2015-2017 seasons, as he ended each year in the top 20 in the NXS standings. The 2017 season also brought Chastain the opportunity to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Dover International Speedway, where he earned an impressive top 20 finish, advancing 16 positions from 36th.
Last season, the Florida native continued his efforts competing full time in both the MENCS and NXS. Chastain earned his first-career win and highest season points standing of 10th place.
Currently, the 26-year-old driver kicks off his weekends (partial schedule) with Niece Motorsports of the Truck Series in the No. 45 TrüNorth™ Chevrolet Silverado. On Saturdays, Chastain joins JD Motorsports piloting the No. 4 Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro as well as Kaulig Racing for select races in the No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series. Chastain wraps his race weekends with Premium Motorsports of the Cup Series wheeling the No. 15 Rim Riderz Chevrolet ZL1.
Off the race track and farming field, Chastain enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.