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Ross Chastain and Premium Motorsports start the 2019 season with a top 10 finish in the 2019 Daytona 500. Ross started 36th Sunday.
After falling two laps down, he rallied to give Premium Motorsports its second top 10 in 231 starts in the Cup Series. Ross Chastain will split a full schedule in Xfinity with JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing and is planning to run the full year in Cup with Premium (last year, he raced in every Cup race but Daytona and Sonoma for Robinson). Ross is also scheduled to run a partial schedule in the #45 Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Niece Motorsports In 2019.
“(Robinson) committed to me last year that he’d run me,” Chastain said. “He stuck by it on this one. We’ll go out to Sonoma I guess and try to figure out my way around a road course. I’m not great at them, but he wants me in the car, so I want to be there for him.
“We’ll see how the season goes. If we get way behind on our budget and tear up a bunch of stuff and blow our bottom line and need to make it up, he’s got to do what he’s got to do. It’s a business. I understand that. I’ll use this to my advantage as much as I can.”
For a small team like Premium Motorsports, a top 10 finish in the 500 goes a long way financially with the Daytona 500 paying the biggest purse of the season.