At Charlotte, Ross Chastain makes his trackhouse racing debut.

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At Charlotte, Ross Chastain makes his trackhouse racing debut.

For Ross Chastain, a new era has begun.

On Wednesday, November 17, while participating in a two-day NASCAR Next Gen test at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Watermelon Man made his Trackhouse Racing debut.

Trackhouse Racing arrived at the 1.5-mile track in a hauler with a different test car.

The Trackhouse Racing logo was on the Chevrolet Camaro, but it had the number No.

Instead of No. 1, there is a 1 on the doors.

98.

The team then took it out for some test laps, with Chastain and Daniel Suarez taking turns in the driver’s seat.

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November 17, 2021 — Trackhouse Racing (@TeamTrackhouse)

Chastain tested the Next Gen car for the first time with Trackhouse Racing on Wednesday.

In early September, he took part in a two-day Goodyear Tires test at Daytona International Speedway, but he drove the No.

Chevrolet Camaro 42 Chip Ganassi Racing

Suarez, on the other hand, took part in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s previous Next Gen test.

He was the driver of the No.

99 will race around the Roval road course in 2022, displaying the new chrome numbers that will be available.

Chastain changed his phone number but kept the same crew chief.

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November 17, 2021 — Trackhouse Racing (@TeamTrackhouse)

The jump from No. 1 to No. 2 is a significant one.

To the No. 42 CGR Chevrolet:

Chastain’s switch to 1 Trackhouse Chevrolet was significant, but one key factor remained the same.

He worked with the same crew chief for the remainder of his career.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Late Shift” on October 25, Surgen first revealed his and Chastain’s future plans. The hosts asked Surgen if he had any news about the 2022 season, and he responded by confirming that he would remain as Chastain’s crew chief.

“Next year at Trackhouse [Racing], I’ll be working with Ross on the No.

During his appearance, Surgen stated, “I have one car.”

“And right now, everything is starting to come together and gel for next year, and we’re really excited about it.”

In 36 races, the duo finished eight times in the top ten and three times in the top five.

Chastain finished second at Nashville Superspeedway on June 20 for his best finish of the season, and he came close to making the playoffs.

He didn’t make the cut in the end, but after working with Surgen, he finished 20th in points.

The fact is that

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