GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 18, 2017) – Ross Chastain overcame mechanical issues to finish 23rd in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Thehouse.Com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Chastain had a fast No. 4 Gerber Collision & Glass Chevrolet Camaro all weekend and qualified in 21st place. Once the race started, however, Chastain reported that the car was down on RPMs. As soon as Stage 1 of the race was complete, Chastain brought the car to the garage so that the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team could address the issue. Chastain lost 5 laps, but the No. 4 Chevy was turning great laps once back out on track. Despite being at a disadvantage early, Chastain raced hard to a solid finish.
“It was definitely a very challenging, but ultimately rewarding, day,” Chastain said. “We had a fast car in practice and qualifying. If not for the mechanical problems, I know we would have had a great shot at a top 20 or top 15 finish. I’m so proud of my No. 4 team for getting me back up to speed as fast as they did, and I can’t thank Gerber Collision & Glass enough for their support.”
The series moves on to Kentucky Speedway for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 on Saturday, September 23rd.