Ross Chastain’s late crash off a restart took himself and Hendrick Motorsports star driver Kyle Larson out of contention for the victory as they were battling for the lead at Darlington on Sunday.
Chastain ended the chances of another NASCAR Cup Champion after he tangle with No.19 Martin Truex Jr., who had led 145 of the first 151 laps at the Goodyear 400.
Justin Marks Team owner of Trackhouse Racing on Monday evening stopped by SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to address his driver’s latest unnecessary wreck, which saw the No. 1 Chevy crashing into HMS No.5 Kyle Larson.
“If you wreck us, you’re going to get it back” – Rick Hendrick warns Ross Chastain after he wrecked Kyle Larson
NASCAR journalist Jeff Gluck was surprised by Justin Marks latest remarks to aggressively deal with Ross Chastain’s driving style.
“Surprised at this tbh. Whether people like him or not, Ross has made NASCAR so compelling lately. Would be a shame to see him reined in IMO.” – Jeff Gluck Tweeted.
Trackhouse Racing announced that they will be stepping in to rectify some of the miscalculations that Chastain has been making on the race track lately.
Surprised at this tbh. Whether people like him or not, Ross has made NASCAR so compelling lately. Would be a shame to see him reined in IMO. https://t.co/AS3S2qU28i
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) May 15, 2023
Justin Marks says Ross’s latest incident at Darlington is cause for concern.
“He’s got some things he’s got to clean up. We, today, started a process of more aggressively handling that.” – Justin Marks
“Great speed out of the car, great pit stops all day. Ross drove a great race,” Marks explained. “I mean, he made good decisions in the first and second Stages in not racing guys super hard. Letting a couple of people go.
Kind of like just sort of managing that give and take and everything, and then it all just kind of fell apart at the end.” – He added.
Marks comments come a day after Rick Hendrick, The No.5 team owner, obviously stated that he has had enough of Chastain’s larks resulting in wrecked race cars for his drivers.