Ross Chastain will climb behind the wheel of the No. 1 AdventHealth Chevrolet this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is the sports longest race of the year and also one of the most special. The Memorial Day weekend race is an opportunity to bring attention to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
Chastain’s No. 1 AdventHealth Chevy will honor United States Army Staff Sergeant James D. Bullard who passed away at 28 years old in Spearwan Ghar, Afghanistan on October 30, 2007 during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Bullard of Marion, S.C. was assigned to the South Carolina National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, in Marion, S.C. He passed away from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenade fire, machine gun fire, mortars and small-arms fire during combat operations. Staff Sgt. Bullard’s name is emblazoned on the windshield of Chastain’s No. 1 AdventHealth Chevy for this weekend.
In keeping with the special Coca-Cola 600 weekend, the No. 1 AdventHealth Chevrolet will have a different paint scheme this weekend with a red door number and stars incorporated in the livery.
While its the longest race of the season, it’s the shortest trip of the year for No. 1 hauler driver Roy Miller. He’ll power the hauler just six miles from the Trackhouse Racing shop to Charlotte Motor Speedway and park it in the first spot based on point standings. In last year’s 600-mile race, Chastain led 153 laps and finished 11th at the mile-and-a-half track.
The Alva, Florida native enters the weekend coming off a 11th-place finish in the All-Star race at North Wilkesboro on Sunday. Chastain is currently leading the Cup Series point standings after the most recent points race two weeks ago in Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
Sunday’s race marks AdventHealth’s fifth of six races in the 2023 season. The Altamonte Springs, Fla., company first partnered with Chastain in 2020 when he was a part-time driver in the Cup Series.
Fox will broadcast Sunday’s race at 6 p.m. EDT.
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