Justin Allgaier and Ross Chastain have been voted the Most Popular Drivers of the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series in 2019.
After it was discovered that the three conspired to manipulate the results of the 2019 NASCAR Cup owners’ championship during the season finale to better one of their cars’ positions for a better payout, Spire Motorsports, Premium Motorsports, and Rick Ware Racing have received penalties. In addition to fines and indefinite suspensions, they have received points deductions.
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In a bizarre scene of events this week, the haulers of Kaulig Racing and JTG Daugherty Racing were involved in an accident and caught fire on their way to the Kansas Speedway weekend, respectively. Eerily, both teams had major driver announcements the day before their respective incident.
For the first time under NASCAR’s new competition policies, a race winner – in this case Ross Chastain – has been disqualified and his win revoked.
After announcing his intention to switch series points from Xfinity, Ross Chastain will fight for a Truck Series championship in 2019.
Ross Chastain, driver of the #4 JD Motorsports car and the #15 for Premium Motorsports, visited /r/NASCAR to conduct a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, answering questions relating to his career and watermelons.
Reigning champ Brett Moffitt, regular season champ Grant Enfinger, dirt star Stewart Friesen, two-time race winner Austin Hill, Xfinity-turned-Truck regular Ross Chastain, former champs Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter, and 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum will fight for the 2019 NASCAR Truck Series championship.
After sponsor DC Solar was raided by the FBI, Chip Ganassi Racing has decided to close its #42 Xfinity team, leaving Ross Chastain’s future in the series uncertain.