Ross Chastain’s aggressiveness has made him one of the most well-known NASCAR drivers on the Cup circuit and also a mortal enemy of some of his colleagues in the sport.
After Sunday’s crash at Darlington Raceway with Kyle Larson, he drew the ire of legendary team owner Rick Hendrick, who warned Chastain he is “going to make a lot of enemies.”
Justin Marks, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, admitted in an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that his driver “has some things he’s got to clean up.”
Ross Chastain, #1 Trackhouse Racing Worldwide Express/UPS Chevrolet, enters turn 4 during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 on May 13, 2023 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. (Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Marks said he supports Chastain but lamented making Chevrolet look bad.
“Ross drove a great race,” Marks added. “He made good decisions in the first and second stages and not racing guys super hard, letting a couple of people go, managing that give and take.
NASCAR returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the All-Star Race on Sunday night.