Ross Chastain waits his turn during Xfinity Series qualifying earlier this season at Talladega Superspeedway.
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Ross Chastain lands three-race Xfinity deal with Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Ross Chastain will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season.

Chastain, 25, is scheduled to make his first start for the team Sept. 1 at Darlington Raceway. Additional races Sept. 15 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Sept. 21 at Richmond Raceway round out his partial slate with the team.

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Chastain has made 22 starts each in the Monster Energy Series (for Premium Motorsports) and the Xfinity Series (for JD Motorsports) this season. He also has four starts this year in the Camping World Truck Series. His best effort this year in Xfinity competition was a spirited drive to fourth place last month at Iowa Speedway.

Chastain is set to become the fifth driver to wheel the No. 42 this season, joining John Hunter Nemechek (12 races), Kyle Larson (six races), Jamie McMurray (three) and Justin Marks (one). Larson has scored four Xfinity Series victories for the team this season, helping the No. 42 entry to its sixth-place rank in the team owners’ standings.