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Chastain talks about scoring one of Premium Motorsports’ highest NASCAR finishes

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Ross Chastain (No. 15), races against Austin Wayne Self (No. 22) and Jordan Anderson (No. 3) during the 2018 World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Chris Madrid | The Racing Experts)

Ross Chastain was the lone driver to run triple duty at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend.

Chastain executed in his opportunity with Chip Ganassi Racing, winning the Xfinity Series race Saturday and finished out the weekend with a top-20 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race the next day.

But the 25-year-old driver picked up a seventh-place finish in the Camping World Truck Series race with the No. 15 Premium Motorsports truck Friday night, earning the team its highest finish under that banner in any of NASCAR’s top-three touring series.

“(Team owner) Jay Robinson gave us all the pieces we needed,” Chastain said about his run.

Chastain started 24th out of a 32 truck field. After a big crash with two laps to go, Chastain found himself restarting 10th. On the final restart, Chastain was able to get a jump and ended up finishing the race in the top 10.

“The main thing is that we were able to run with the pack,” Chastain said.

“For the Premium Motorsports truck team, we wanted to try to give those guys a little bit of reward, towards the end of the year here, for all the work they’ve all year, not had all the finishes that they probably deserved, it’s cool to see them coming up… and high-fiving and smiling, it’s a good thing.”

Chastain’s teammate at Premium Motorsports, Robby Lyons, sent his congratulations through Twitter.

The team’s previous best finish was an eighth-place finish with driver Michael Waltrip in the 2017 Daytona 500.

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