Ross Chastain - Updated Jul 2024

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Ross Chastain

Ross Chastain is a professional stock car racing driver from the United States. Moreover, Ross Chastain competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the Number 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Early Life

Ross L. Chastain best known as Ross Chastain was born on December 4, 1992, in Alva, Florida, the United States of America.  He is also nicknamed “The Watermelon Man” or “Melon Man” by his family and friends.

According to his birth date, this car racer is 31 years old and holds American nationality. This man has a birth sign of Sagittarius and his ethnic background is unknown at the moment.

Ross Chastain

Caption: Ross Chastain with his father on the occasion of Father’s Day (Source: Instagram)

He is the son of Ralph Chastain (father) and Susan Chastain (mother).  His mother traveling nurse and his father is a farmer. He used to help his parents on the watermelon farm. He grew up with his younger brother, Chad Chastain. His brother is also a race car driver who has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.


Talking about his academic qualifications, he studied at Riverdale High School. Later, he enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 but dropped out after a semester and two weeks to pursue a career in stock car racing.

Professional Life

Ross Chastain began competing when he was 12 years old. He gets inspiration from his father to pursue his goal of becoming the best racer soon. Therefore, his debut race took place at the Punta Gorda Speedway track in Punta Gorda, Florida.

He competed jointly in late model races and the Fastruck Series at the time. Later, on the New Smyrna Speedway track, he competed in the 2011 World Series of Asphalt and managed to win three races in the overall competition.

He chose the Number 66 truck and made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2011. He competes on the Lucas Oil Raceway track and comes in 10th place.

Ross Chastain

Caption: Ross Chastain with his racing team crew (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, over five years, he ran 107 races for the NASCAR Cup series. He always races in the Number 42 car, and the 2017 AA 400 Drive for Autism was the occasion of his debut. His final NASCAR Cup Series race was the Federated Auto Parts 400 in 2021 after the series.

Additionally, the History 300 is where he made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2014. Throughout 192 races over 8 years, he won a number of them. His final race was the Pit Boss 250 in 2021.

He also competed in the AAA Insurance 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in 2011. In more than 11 years, he has participated in 95 races for the NASCAR World Truck, the last of which was the Rackley Roofing 200 in 2021.

Currently, there is a report that he will join up with Daniel Suarez in the Number 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the future Trackhouse Racing Second Cup team in 2022. The multi-year contract will begin in 2022.

He started the 2022 season with a 29th-place finish at Fontana and a 40th-place finish at the Daytona 500. After that, he won three races—two in Phoenix and one each in Atlanta—and finished third in Las Vegas. He won the first championship of his career at COTA.


In his racing career, he has won several races in his profession. But, yet, he has not earned any major awards or recognition in his profession. Looking at his progress and successful career, he might earn some of them in the following years.

Ross Chastain – Net Worth 2024

As a successful car racer, he has earned a huge sum of money in his profession. His net worth is estimated at around $4 million and he has not shared other information regarding his salary and income.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, this man has never shared his love life on the internet. Moreover, there is no news regarding his past relationship and we may assume that he is single and unmarried. This racer is not a part of controversy or rumors at the moment.

Ross Chastain – Body Measurements

Ross Chastain stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 72 kg. Moreover, Ross has light brown eyes with brown hair color and there is no other information regarding his other body appearances.

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Caption: Ross Chastain posing for a photo shoot (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 67.6k followers. Likewise, there are more than 78k followers on Twitter and more than 53k followers on Facebook.