Coming off a career best seventh place finish two weeks ago at Martinsville, SS Green Light Racing’s Ross Chastain is ready to “Rock and Roll” this week as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the Rockingham Speedway. The Inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine will mark the return of NASCAR racing to the track after an eight-year absence.
Another agricultural-based organization will support the South Florida native’s efforts at “The Rock” as the Florida Watermelon Association will back the SS Green Light Racing Toyota this weekend.
The nineteen year-old Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender sits eleventh in NCWTS points after two races and is looking forward to another new challenge as he will face another unfamiliar track when the team arrives at the hi-banked one-mile Rockingham Speedway.
“I had not seen Martinsville before we went there,” Chastain said. “I’ve grown up on flat short tracks so it was a easy transition for me; I think some of the guys came up through the ranks on faster, banked tracks and that is what I need to work on. My biggest challenge is trying to carry momentum and not touch the brake before I get into the corner.”