Chastain Going Full Time With Kaulig In 2020

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Ross Chastain will join Kaulig Racing full-time in 2020. (HHP/Barry Cantrell Photo)
Ross Chastain will join Kaulig Racing full-time in 2020. (HHP/Barry Cantrell Photo)

LEXINGTON, N.C. – Kaulig Racing is expanding to two full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entries next year after signing Ross Chastain to drive the No. 10 Chevrolet.

Chastain will join Justin Haley, driver of the No. 11 Chevrolet, as a full-time driver at Kaulig Racing next year. Nutrien Ag Solutions will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 10 entry for 23 races, including the full NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs.

“Ross Chastain has it all – he’s competitive, he’s marketable, he’s all-around a great, blue-collar guy,” team owner Matt Kaulig said of his latest hire. “As a team, we couldn’t be more honored to land a driver like Ross. In just four races already this season, he’s not only helped advance our program, but he brought home this team’s very first win. Having him at Kaulig Racing next season, driving full-time, is a great gain for our organization.”

It was at Daytona Int’l Speedway this past July that Chastain provided Kaulig Racing its victory in the No. 16 Chevrolet.

Chastain started this year racing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, splitting his time between JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. He then decided to pursue the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series title with Niece Motorsports.

This year in the Truck Series with Niece Motorsports Chastain has won three times and is currently sixth in the Truck Series playoffs.

“Two of the most important things in my life are agriculture and racing,” Chastain commented. “Nutrien Ag Solutions is the best sponsor I could have ever asked for as it pertains to my family’s long history of farming. Matt (Kaulig), Chris (Rice) and all of Kaulig Racing gave me the opportunity to race this year when I really wasn’t sure I would ever get another winning opportunity in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. And, we won. Now, next year, we get to try to win more races and also compete for the championship.”

Nutrien Ag Solutions, one of the world’s agriculture retail leaders, will extend its partnership with Chastain and Kaulig Racing into 2020. Throughout the 2019 season, Nutrien Ag Solutions served as the primary sponsor for both Chastain and Elliott Sadler.

“Nutrien Ag Solutions is thrilled to continue our partnership with Ross Chastain and Kaulig Racing,” said Brent Smith, Vice President of Marketing + Innovation for Nutrien Ag Solutions. “Ross is a talented driver on the track and a great ambassador for our brand on his farm in Florida. He connects and resonates well with our growers and employees across North America. We look forward to seeing him on the track, at the farm with our growers, and in Victory Lane during the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.”

The crew chief for Chastain’s team and the 23 selected Nutrien Ag Solutions events will be announced at a later date.