Ross Chastain

February 21, 2020

Las Vegas Advance

Team:                   No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Scott Graves
Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway


Pennzoil 400 – Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

                                                                                                                                                                 

ADVANCE NOTES

Chastain at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Ross Chastain will fill the seat for Ryan Newman in the No. 6 entry, beginning this weekend in Las Vegas. Chastain – a 27-year-old winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series – becomes the seventh driver to wheel Jack Roush’s flagship No. 6 machine.
  • Chastain is currently in a full-time role with Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 10 car after running a full truck series schedule in 2019 where he won three times and finished second in the Championship race.
  • Chastain ran the previous two Cup seasons with Premium Motorsports, splitting time between the No. 15 and No. 27 entries. He was running inside the top-five of Monday’s Daytona 500 before being involved in a multi-car incident.
  • Chastain makes his fifth Cup start at Las Vegas on Sunday.

 

Scott Graves at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Scott Graves will be atop the pit box for his sixth NCS race at Las Vegas on Sunday. In five prior events he has a best finish of eighth (2018) coming off a 10th-place run last fall.
  • He led Daniel Suarez to an eighth-place finish in the fall of 2018 after starting 19th. He also qualified seventh in 2013 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. before going on to finish 18th.
  • Graves also has three starts in the Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile track, where he finished runner-up with Suarez back in 2016. He also has a top-10 finish with Chris Buescher in 2014.

 

On the Car
Wyndham Rewards makes its first appearance of the 2020 season as the primary partner aboard the No. 6 machine this weekend in Las Vegas. Wyndham Rewards is in its third season with the team after joining the fold with Matt Kenseth in 2018, and a 10-race program in 2019 with Ryan Newman.

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February 19, 2020

Ross Chastain to Fill In for Ryan Newman in No. 6 Ford

CONCORD, N.C. (February 19, 2020) – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Ross Chastain will fill in for Ryan Newman starting this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in the No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford. Newman was injured in a last-lap accident while leading Monday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and has since been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.

 

“First and foremost, our focus remains with Ryan and his family as he continues to recover,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “We also want to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have offered support and taken the time to send their thoughts and prayers to Ryan, his family and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing”.

 

“The NASCAR community has long prided itself on being a close-knit family,” added Newmark. “That is never more evident than during these types of moments, and we want to express our appreciation to everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing as well as Kaulig Racing for allowing Ross to fill in for Ryan in the No. 6 on such short notice.”

 

Chastain has won three times in the NASCAR Truck Series and twice in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, including a dominating performance at LVMS in 2018. The Alva, Florida native has made 72 career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series and finished top-10 in the 2019 Daytona 500. He was poised for another strong finish in Monday’s 500, before being involved in a late-race accident.

 

Currently there is no timetable for Newman’s return. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

 

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