Kyle Petty Believes Ross Chastain Shares the Same “Mentality” as NASCAR Antagonist Joey Logano

Ross Chastain certainly didn’t make friends with the way he drove during the NASCAR Cup Series race at WWT Raceway. The Trackhouse Racing driver has been involved in numerous incidents with many drivers, all of which are more or less, due to his fault, or at least, up to the way he drives.

And the way he drove, keeping in mind what he was driving, which was to win the race, reminded Kyle Petty of Joey Logano, in Darlington.

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Not anyone has forgotten it yet, but Logano knocked out William Byron to pick up the checkered flag in the final seconds of the race.

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“We went through this with Joey (Logano) a few weeks ago in Darlington. Joey felt that was what he had to do to win the race. In his mind, that’s what he had to do,” he said. said Petty. “Now we can all stand outside, point a finger and say, ‘He must have passed this, he can do it’, it doesn’t make any difference.”

“He was in the car, he was wearing a helmet, he was hanging on the steering wheel, he was the one who got up Monday morning, shaved, looked in the mirror, and said, ‘I’m going. with that. I can see that trophy in the reflection behind me, ‘” he continued.

“It’s just the mentality.

Trackhouse Racing co-owner Ross Chastain defended

The co-owner of the Trackhouse Racing team reacted to the criticism his driver received after the race, the criticism for which Chastain himself bowed and apologized. But Marks thought there was nothing wrong with what he did.

“Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything Ross Chastain has done wrong right now, not a thing,” Said Marks. “It’s a very, very competitive sport and you fight for every single inch.”

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Feb. 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain (1) during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

He explained how Chastain was a newcomer to the top five and the “founded the top five men” hardly very welcome to the new kid on the block.

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“The thing is that he’s a newcomer to the top five and the established top five guys don’t want to have a newcomer there,” Said Marks. “He’s very aggressive.”

“That’s what it takes to win races and ultimately it will take him where he will be the NASCAR champion – his aggression matched his talent.”

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