In an interview with Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports after the race, Chastain opened up about the primary issue that led to his setback. He shared that Talladega, a track he had high hopes for, didn't unfold as expected, and this unexpected turn of events became the pivotal reason why he couldn't continue his journey further in the competition.
Chastain expressed his disappointment and frustration with his performance in that critical race, recognizing the missed opportunity to advance in the playoffs. “It all goes back to Talladega, Bob. I think that hesitation and then trying to shoot that gap, I never want to not go for the gap, but right now that hurts because that crash is what did it, right? We scored enough points at Texas, we scored enough here at the Roval but we just can’t wreck Stage 1 at Talladega.
Just unacceptable."- he said.
Ross Chastain is disappointed: I can’t wait to go to sleep
Chastain is disappointed because he believes he could have achieved much more. Ross wants to put everything that happened behind him as soon as possible.
His primary goal is to rest, get some sleep, and focus on the next challenge. Chastain certainly has the potential to achieve great things in the future. This outcome should not be the cause of his disappointment. The most important thing is to accept the fact that things cannot always be ideal for us.
“I made that lack of a choice and I shot the gap out of hesitation and now I get to live with that. But I can’t wait to go to sleep and wake up in the morning and start preparations for Vegas”. As the season progresses, it promises to be captivating to track the ongoing competition and witness who can deliver their best performance.
With only eight of the highest-quality contenders remaining, the anticipation grows, knowing that ultimately, only one will emerge victorious