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Kaulig Welcomes Austin Dillon for Vegas Xfinity Race

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent

Kaulig Racing has welcomed Austin Dillon back to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon will drive the team’s No. 10 Allwell Medicare Chevrolet Camaro SS as a teammate to Justin Haley, Kaulig’s full-time driver, in the Boyd Gaming 300.

The Boyd Gaming 300 marks the third time that the Matt Kaulig-owned team will field a second entry, and the second time this season. Ross Chastain drove the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro SS in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway and will return to the car at Chicagoland Speedway and the Texas Motor Speedway playoff race.

Dillon has six starts in the Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile track in Las Vegas, NV. He won from the pole in 2015. Dillon has a total of three top-five and five top-10 finishes in his six starts at the track. Last March he competed in the Xfinity Series at LVMS, starting 10th, and finishing 12th.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Dillon. “The Kaulig Racing shop is within the same campus complex as Richard Childress Racing and both teams share some of the same resources so I know that Kaulig Racing will do their best to give me everything I need to go out and compete for another win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“Matt Kaulig, Chris Rice and everyone associated with Kaulig Racing have worked hard to grow their team and I’m excited to return to the driver’s seat for them.”

At Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year, Kaulig Racing debuted their No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro SS with Dillon behind the wheel. He started 32nd that day, lead three laps, and finished eighth.

In 103 total starts the organization that is housed on the Richard Childress Racing campus has one top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. In just three years of existence, Kaulig Racing has made the playoffs every year, finishing seventh in the points standings with Blake Koch in 2016, its’ inaugural year.

“Austin [Dillon] did a great job in the debut of our No. 10 car and I look forward to what he will do in Vegas”, says Chris Rice President of Kaulig Racing.  “We are stacking the deck this season and are ready to show the garage and NASCAR fans what we got.”

Rice previously mentioned on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that the team will field the No. 10 in multiple races.

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Seth Eggert has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors students at Mitchell Community College in multiple subjects. He has an Associate's Degree in History.