NASCAR: Ross Chastain wins from the pole at Nashville

Chastain passed Martin Truex Jr. on lap 267 of the 300-lap race and led the rest of the way to get the third win of his career. 

Chastain scored the first two wins of his Cup Series career a season ago 

Chastain started first and led the most laps of any driver throughout Sunday’s race.  

He easily kept Truex at bay after taking the lead and a deft three-wide move in lapped traffic 

with 20 laps to go ensured that Truex couldn’t get close to his bumper. 

While the win ensures Chastain will be a part of the playoff field this fall 

he wasn’t missing the playoffs even had he gone winless. 

Chastain entered the race fourth in the points standings and was just 24 points behind Truex in first.