Trackhouse Racing has officially locked up both of its NASCAR Cup Series drivers for years to come as Ross Chastain announced a "long-term," contract extension on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Chastain, 30, made the announcement in a press conference with Trackhouse Racing team owner Justin Marks at the Daytona International Speedway media center in front of friends and family.
The driver, who has clawed for this opportunity was thankful that Trackhouse Racing allowed the announcement to be conducted in person with a press conference.
Thank y'all for allowing us to come into this room and do this in person. It's more than a post online. And to make the ask of my grandparents, I'm so blessed and fortunate to have all four of them here today. Aunts, uncles, cousins, my mom, dad, brother, and family friends that are more than friends. They're family.
The conference began with an ultra-emotional video, where Chastain's family read touching letters to him. Trackhouse Racing shared the emotional video package that was presented in the press conference on Twitter :
The announcement of Chastain's contract extension, which Trackhouse Racing's Ty Norris joked would take Chastain until he is sporting gray hair in his beard, comes a day after the organization announced a multiyear contract extension for Daniel Suarez.
Trackhouse team owner Marks says he didn't feel like he was ever in danger of losing his two talented drivers, but he wasn't taking any chances and got the deals done.
What we're trying to do in this sport is to establish ourselves as a consistent year-in and year-out competitor and ultimately building an organization that can win championships, that can be a great destination for our partners and for the people that work here. And that starts with making sure that the two guys holding the steering wheel feel like they have a home here and feel like they have a future here. And I think everything trickles back from there.
Both Trackhouse Racing drivers won NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022, Chastain scored two.
Chastain also went on to finish second in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings last season after a campaign that saw him score 15 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s.
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