NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
17 May
-
17 May
Event finished
20 May
-
20 May
Event finished
23 May
-
24 May
Event finished
27 May
-
28 May
Event finished
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Event finished
10 Jun
-
10 Jun
Event finished
14 Jun
-
14 Jun
Event finished
21 Jun
-
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
-
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
12 Jul
-
12 Jul
Event finished
15 Jul
-
15 Jul
Next event in
1 day
R
02 Aug
-
02 Aug
Next event in
19 days
R
Michigan
08 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
25 days
R
Daytona II
16 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
33 days
R
22 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
39 days
R
Daytona III
29 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
46 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
54 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
58 days
R
Bristol II
19 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
67 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
73 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
80 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
87 days
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
96 days
R
Texas II
25 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
103 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
108 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
115 days

Ross Chastain bothered by 'silly mistakes' as Newman's fill-in

shares
comments
Ross Chastain bothered by 'silly mistakes' as Newman's fill-in
By:
Feb 24, 2020, 3:53 PM

In his first race as Ryan Newman’s replacement, Ross Chastain found himself with a fast car but was disappointed he was unable to capitalize on it.

 Ross Chastain, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Wyndham Rewards
Ross Chastain, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Chevy Accessories
#6: Ross Chastain, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Wyndham Rewards
Ross Chastain, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Wyndham Rewards pit stop
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Snickers White and Ross Chastain, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Wyndham Rewards
Ross Chastain, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Wyndham Rewards and Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy

Chastain had shown speed all weekend in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 Ford and found himself running in the top-10 in much of Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including finishing 10th in the first stage.

Late in the race, Chastain was running a lap down after an unscheduled pit stop, but battling to earn the free pass position. With six of 267 laps remaining, Chastain spun out in the middle of Turns 1 and 2, bringing out the final caution of the race.

He ended up posting a 27th-place finish.

Read Also:

“I was just overdriving there at the end for sure. It just got away from me there and got loose. There were a lot of small mistakes on my end, but I learned a ton,” Chastain said.

“The car deserved a lot better finish. Obviously, we showed that early and I just didn’t have great restarts. These guys kind of ate me alive on the restarts and I’d lose three or four spots every time and picked the wrong lines through (Turns) 1 and 2, and then (Turns) 3 and 4 again.

“I just kept making silly mistakes that I should learn from after I make the mistake once. I just have to be better.”

Overdriving the car

Chastain took full responsibility for not being able to produce a good run on Sunday.

“Just a lot of mistakes on my end and then at the end just overdriving and for one position to be the first car a lap down, coming to less than 10 laps to go in a Cup race and I spin out in the middle of (Turns) 1 and 2. That’s unacceptable,” he said.

“RFR and everybody puts so much into these cars and ultimately I’m the one holding the wheel. We had such a good first stage and had so much confidence and from there I just started making mistakes.”

Earlier Sunday, RFR president Steve Newmark said Chastain would remain as driver of the No. 6 until Newman is cleared for competition.

Read Also:

Next article
Blaney laments "crappy situation" as Vegas win slips away

Previous article

Blaney laments "crappy situation" as Vegas win slips away

Next article

NASCAR and teams to honor Kobe Bryant at Fontana

NASCAR and teams to honor Kobe Bryant at Fontana
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Las Vegas
Author Jim Utter