WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – On one of the most difficult race days of the season, Ross Chastain finished 20th Saturday in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 4 Chevrolet in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Importantly, Chastain stayed 12th in series points and remains solidly in the hunt for a playoff position with six races left in the regular season.

Chastain stayed on the lead lap and raced with the fast cars despite a heavy dose of rain that changed racing conditions dramatically. 

“As if road-course racing wasn’t tough enough, the rain made it an even bigger day,” Chastain said with a smile. “At times, I could barely see where I was headed because of the spray from other cars. But we had a pretty good run.”

Joey Logano won the race.

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course hosts the next Xfinity race Aug. 11.