Ross Chastain won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night, his third career win and first of the 2023 season. Chastain, who started on the pole, led a race-high 99 laps and maintained his lead after the final pit stops of the night. Martin Truex Jr. finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick in third.
Chastain’s victory was a dominant performance. He led for over half of the race and never looked back after taking the lead on lap 128. He also had to navigate lapped traffic throughout the night, but he was able to keep his cool and hold off Truex and Hamlin for the win.
Chastain’s win was a major boost for his championship hopes. He now sits third in the standings, just 18 points behind Truex and 18 points ahead of William Byron. With five races remaining in the regular season, Chastain is in a good position to make the playoffs.
Chastain’s win was also a popular one with the fans. He is one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR, and his victory was met with cheers from the crowd. Chastain is known for his aggressive driving style, and he is often seen as an underdog. His victory at Nashville showed that he is a legitimate contender for the championship.
Chastain will look to build on his momentum in the next race, the Grant Park 200 Chicago Street Race in Chicago next Sunday. The race will be held on a temporary street course, and it will be Chastain’s first time racing on the track. He is confident that he can be competitive, and he is looking forward to the challenge.