Friday, September 13, 2019


Florida native Ross Chastain is having another historic run in the 2019 season. Coming off what many say was his breakout year in 2018, Chastain has picked up where he left off fighting for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Championship.

As Chastain’s championship run continues, you can join Ross Chastain at Homestead-Miami Speedway this November by purchasing the Melon Man Ticket Package. Buy now -- Melon Man Package Tickets!

Homestead-Miami Speedway will be offering the Melon Man Ticket Package for $125. Fans who purchase this package will receive a 30-minute meet & greet with the Melon Man before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race on Sunday, November 17, a Melon Man hat, and a front stretch east/west ticket to Sunday’s Cup Series Championship race.

Let’s look back at how Ross Chastain got here!

Last year, Chastain had the opportunity to race part-time for Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR). Chastain scored his first ever NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He went on to finish the season with three top-five finishes leading 272 laps.

Due to unfortunate circumstances, Chastain was left without a ride. However, JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing gave him an opportunity to run on both their teams in the 2019 campaign. He ultimately went on to win his home track at Daytona International Speedway with Kaulig Racing.

It became Kaulig Racing’s first win in the Xfinity Series and Chastain’s first victory of the season.
“Oh my God – we did it. Daytona – I see you guys up there,” Chastain said on the front stretch while looking up at the grandstands. “I watched these races as a kid every July. These guys gave me a great race car. Oh my God, we won a race at Daytona! We did it!”

Chastain also became one of the busiest drivers in the sport. While running in the Truck Series playoffs, he also runs Xfinity and Cup Series races, often on the same weekend.

His historic run continues in the Truck Series as he hopes to make a championship run. Sitting comfortably second in points before the first elimination of the playoffs, Chastain feels confident ahead of Sin City.

“Las Vegas is a special track to me, so I’m definitely looking forward to getting back on track this week,” Chastain said. “We had a good truck here earlier this year, but I feel that we’ve come a long way with this Niece Motorsports program since then.”

We hope to see you smashing more melons in Victory Lane!