By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
NASCAR Xfinity Series sponsorship mainstay LeafFilter Gutter Protection announced Friday that they’ll remain onboard with Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro for a fifth season, piloted by sophomore driver Justin Haley.
Company founder Matt Kaulig began his involvement in the sport back in 2014 when his company sponsored Go Fas Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series before opening an Xfinity race shop the following year.
LeafFilter would start off sponsoring the Kaulig Racing for 24 races in 2015 before a full-time commitment was made in 2016.
Last season was Kaulig’s most successful campaign to date with wins by Ross Chastain (Daytona II) and A.J. Allmendinger (Charlotte Roval) along with Haley making the playoffs as a rookie.
Going forward, Kaulig is excited to keep LeafFilter on his car as his team will now have two full-time entries with the aforementioned Haley and Chastain, poised for a championship campaign.
“I am so excited to have LeafFilter back on the Kaulig Racing No. 11 Chevy for our fifth year, along with the same paint scheme we had since the very beginning!” Kaulig said. “We now have 68 LeafFilter locations in the U.S. and Canada and our employees, customers and partners are crazy excited for 2020!”
Haley, who gained notoriety after ending up as the upset Cup winner in last July’s race at Daytona, commented that having both the owner and company revolving around him to represent the brand is a definite honor.
“Having LeafFilter on my No. 11 car during my rookie season last year for all 33 races was awesome,” Haley said. “Now to have them come back to do my second full-season is a true testament to Matt and his success. I am honored to be able to represent him and his company for the 2020 season.”
The 20-year-old Indiana native finished 12th in last season’s standings after scoring four top-fives, with a runner-up effort in the July race at Daytona being his best result. Haley also ended up with 20 top-20 finishes, being one of eight drivers to achieve this feat.
Haley hopes to capture that elusive Xfinity win at the “World Center of Racing” February 15 at 2:30pm EST. Michael Annett is the defending winner of the 300-mile race.