Latest Ross Chastain News

Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

Reddick wins NASCAR playoff race in long, tiring Texas day

Sep. 26, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tyler Reddick opened the round of 12 in NASCAR's playoff with a victory at Texas on Sunday, winning a week after being one of the first four Cup drivers knocked out of title contention. After none of the contenders won the first three races of the playoffs...

Bell close to home in Texas for start of NASCAR round of 12

Sep. 24, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Christopher Bell has been one of the most consistent drivers in NASCAR’s playoffs this season, and now gets to start the next round close to home. None of the playoff contenders won any of the three races that opened this postseason, a first for any...

Buescher wins Bristol; Harvick, Busch, RCR out of playoffs

Sep. 17, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Buescher closed out a bizarre first round of NASCAR's playoffs in which none of the title contenders won a race by becoming the 19th winner this season with his victory Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The second win of Buescher's career marked...

Chastain watching his mirrors in playoff elimination race

Sep. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Ross Chastain, the driver with a growing list of enemies, heads into the first elimination race of NASCAR's playoffs in a pretty comfortable position above the cutline. It's Kyle Busch, and Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe and Kevin Harvick, who are trying to stave off elimination...

Wallace holds off boss, title contenders to win at Kansas

Sep. 11, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bubba Wallace was so comfortable cruising around Kansas Speedway on Sunday that he told his team over the radio in the closing laps that he didn't want to know who was chasing him or how far back they might be. He probably would have smiled knowing it was...

Tyler Reddick captures Cup playoff pole at Kansas Speedway

Sep. 10, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tyler Reddick will start from the pole in the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Kansas Speedway. Reddick leaned on his extensive background driving dirt late models to ride the rim around the mile-and-a-half track on Saturday. He stopped the clock in 29.899...

Chase Elliott only looking forward in NASCAR's playoff push

Sep. 09, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott wasn’t around to see the fireworks at the end of last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington. Or, for that matter, the fire coming from Kevin Harvick’s car. Elliott's playoff opener was over early after the...

NASCAR quartet of first-timers eager for playoff experience

Sep. 03, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Austin Cindric has had more than six months to think about NASCAR's playoffs. The rookie racer thinks he's got a winning plan: maintain his steady, head-down approach when the 10-race postseason begins Sunday at Darlington Raceway. Cindric is among a group...

Last-chancers Blaney, Dillon prep for NASCAR playoffs

Sep. 02, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon had no clue about their postseason plans until the drama-filled final moments of NASCAR's regular season. Now, they have changed their focus from scrambling to make the 16-team playoff field to chasing a Cup Series title when...