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Ross Chastain to run three Xfinity races with Chip Ganassi Racing


during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway on July 13, 2018 in Sparta, Kentucky.

Jerry Markland

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Ross Chastain will make three Xfinity Series starts in the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet, beginning Sept. 1 at Darlington. He will also compete at Las Vegas and Richmond.

This season, Chastain has started all 22 Xfinity races driving the No. 4 car of Johnny Davis with a best finish of fourth at Iowa Speedway in July. Chastain sits 12th in the points standings.

Chastain has competed in 22 of the 24 Cup races driving for Premium Motorsports with two top 20s to his credit – an 18th at Texas in April and 20th at Dover in June.

“This opportunity with DC Solar and Chip Ganassi Racing is unbelievable,” Chastain said in a press release. “I want to recognize Johnny Davis for all that he has done for my career and express how proud I am of our performance this year.”

DC Solar will also be the sponsor of the Las Vegas Xfinity race.

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