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Ross Chastain to the No. 42

Ross Chastain will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet in 2021, replacing Matt Kenseth in the Cup Series ride.

Chip Ganassi Racing announced the move on Monday, September 21st.

“Ross has been a part of this organization for a few years now, and I am happy to announce him as our driver for the No. 42 team,” team owner Chip Ganassi said.

Kenseth has been racing the No. 42 since May after Kyle Larson was fired from the driver’s seat after saying a racial slur during a broadcast in an iRacing event on Easter. 

Chastain has raced in 79 Cup Series races, making his debut in 2017. His highest finish was a 10th-place finish in the 2019 Daytona 500.

“I can’t thank Chip enough for this opportunity,” Chastain said. 

“The faith he and the organization showed me back in 2018 was a real turning point in my career, and I am extremely happy for the chance to join the team again especially with all the great guys they have on the 42 and to be able to team with a champion like Kurt Busch.

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