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Ross Chastain to make NNS debut at Charlotte

May 15, 2014, Zack Albert, NASCAR.com

Ross Chastain to make NNS debut at Charlotte
Chastain will pilot the No. 55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet in the History 300

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Ross Chastain is scheduled to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut next weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Viva Motorsports No. 55 Chevrolet, the team announced Thursday.

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Chastain, 21, will drive a Watermelon.org-sponsored car for team owners Jimmy and Jamie Dick on May 24th in the History 300 (2:45 p.m. ET, ABC). He will become the team's fifth driver this season, joining Todd Bodine, Jamie Dick, Caleb Roark and Jimmy Weller. Roark is scheduled to make his Nationwide debut this Sunday in the Get to Know Newton 250 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Iowa Speedway

"I want to thank Jamie Dick and everyone at Viva Motorsports for giving me this opportunity," Chastain said in a statement released by the team. "I'm looking forward to working with Bill (Henderson) and the crew as I'll be leaning on them a lot." 

Chastain has competed in two of the three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events this season for team owner Ricky Benton. He also participated in Preseason Thunder testing for ThorSport Racing at Daytona International Speedway.

The Alva, Fla., native enjoyed his greatest success in the Truck Series in 2013, when he won two pole positions and recorded a pair of runner-up finishes among his four top-five finishes in a part-time schedule for Brad Keselowski Racing.

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