Wendell Chavous (born February 28, 1985) is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 49 Chevrolet Silverado for Premium Motorsports. The Hephzibah, Georgia native has also driven for MAKE Motorsports and Mike Harmon Racing in the NCWTS.
Chavous made a name racing late models on dirt tracks, including appearances at the Fastrak Grand Nationals.
Camping World Truck Series
Driving for Mike Harmon, Chavous made his first Truck start in the 2014 Kroger 200, starting last in the 36-truck field but making his way up to 27th.
Two weeks later at Phoenix International Raceway, Chavous finished in the same spot in Harmon’s No. 74, albeit more than 30 laps down. Switching to MAKE Motorsports for the season-ending Ford 200 a week later, Chavous fell out with electrical problems and finished 31st. After running sporadically in Premium Motorsports’ No. 94 for the beginning part of 2015, the team and Chavous announced at Eldora Speedway that he would pilot the truck for the rest of the season. However, the deal fell through, with Chavous running only the next three races. His best finish was a sixteenth before the announcement at Kansas Speedway. He ran seven races on the season.
On February 13, 2017, Premium Motorsports announced that Chavous would compete for 2017 Truck Series Rookie of the Year driving the team’s No. 49 entry. He will continue to strive for that title with Premium Motorsports for the remainder of the 2017 season.