After winning his first NASCAR Xfinity race, landing a top flight ride, then promptly losing it — Ross Chastain is back where he started.
JD Motorsports announced that Chastain would return to his traditional No. 4 entry in 2019, running 30 races for the team. Additionally, Chastain will attempt three races for Kaulig Racing in their No. 10 car.
Blake Koch, who was announced as the replacement for Chastain in December, will leave the team to focus on his company, Leaf Filter.
We are excited to announce that @RossChastain will be returning to the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS this season.
— JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller (@JDMotorsports01) January 31, 2019
While JD Motorsports is no Chip Ganassi Racing, it’s good to see Ross Chastain recover after such an unfortunate situation. It will be interesting to see if any other opportunities arise for Chastain, who still plans on competing in the Cup Series with Premium Motorsports. He’s also planning on running some Truck Series races with Niece Motorsports.
Below is a look at Kaulig’s No. 10, which debuted last year with Austin Dillon at Indianapolis.
Let’s sum this #XfinitySeries news up.@BlakeKochRacing won’t be racing to focus on @FilterTime.@RossChastain BACK with the @JDMotorsports01 No. 4 for 30 races and will race the other three including the @DISupdates season opener in the @KauligRacing No. 10.
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— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) January 31, 2019