Eighth-Generation Watermelon Farmer to Make His Pocono Debut This Weekend
LAKE WALES, Fla., (July 18, 2023) – Chad Chastain returns to DGM Racing’s No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro at Pocono Raceway as he makes his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start this weekend. An eighth-generation watermelon farmer, Chastain is proud to welcome first-time NASCAR sponsor, the Mar-Del Watermelon Association, to DGM Racing’s Chevrolet this weekend.
When Chastain isn’t racing and working on racecars, he can be found working tirelessly on his family’s watermelon farm, JDI Farms, in southwest Florida. As he joins forces with the Mar-Del Watermelon Association, he will serve as the perfect ambassador to promote watermelon farming in the Maryland and Delaware area.
“I’m honored to carry the Mar-Del Watermelon Association colors as they ride along my Chevrolet at Pocono this weekend!” said Chad Chastain, driver of DGM Racing’s No. 91. “It is always an exciting weekend when my two passions collide, and I am eager to continue bringing awareness to the hard-working watermelon farmers across the country.”
Formed to increase demand for Maryland and Delaware watermelons and the agriculture industry for their farmers, brokers, and industry suppliers, the Mar-Del Watermelon Association works closely with the National Watermelon Association and National Watermelon Promotion Board. As the Mar-Del watermelon season approaches, this weekend’s race will be a great way to kick off the upcoming harvest.
“As a watermelon farmer himself, we know Chad Chastain will represent the Mar-Del Watermelon Association well,” said Mar-Del President, Haley Keenan. “We are looking forward to reaching a new audience of watermelon buyers and promoting agriculture in our area at this weekend’s race!”
The Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 will start at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 22. Practice and qualifying will take place Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET. All on-track activity will be televised live on USA Network and the NBC Sports App.
About DGM Racing
Driven by pure passion and love for everything racing, DGM Racing is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in Lake Wales, FL. Since 1990, Mario Gosselin and his wife, Michelle, have worked tirelessly to elevate DGM Racing and grow the organization each year. What started as a local hobby on the weekends in Hialeah, Florida, has grown into a powerhouse organization fielding four NASCAR Xfinity Series cars. Going into the 2023 season, the team has more than 179 Top-20 race finishes and five Top-20 finishes in driver standings between 2020-2022.
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About Mar-Del Watermelon Associaion
Established in 1965, the Mar-Del Watermelon Association is an organization that works to increase demand for Maryland and Delaware watermelons and the agriculture industry for their farmers, brokers, and industry suppliers. The voluntary, elected board of directors strives to make a positive difference in the business and lives of its members while working closely with National Watermelon Association and National Watermelon Promotion Board.
For more information visit: https://mardelwatermelon.org/.