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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Homestead in 2018, A.J. Allmendinger will make a NASCAR Cup Series appearance. Kaulig Racing announced Thursday morning that he’ll drive the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in the Daytona International Speedway Road Course February 21. Allmendinger, who’ll run for the Xfinity Series championship this season, is pumped up to compete for the Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice led entity in the sport’s highest level. “I am really looking forward to racing in the Cup Series once again, but moreRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kaulig Racing announced Wednesday that Kaz Grala will attempt to make the 63rd Daytona 500 next month, piloting the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. It’ll mark Grala’s second-ever Cup appearance as he filled in for Austin Dillon at the Daytona International Speedway road course race last August, finishing an astonishing seventh. Dillon had tested positive for COVID-19, ultimately leading Richard Childress Racing on giving the 22-year-old an opportunity to compete in the sport’s highest level. Grala will have to make the race however, hopingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Less than one week after crew chief Nick Harrison unexpectedly passed away, Justin Haley and Kaulig Racing will be back in action at Iowa Speedway. Haley and Harrison were in their first year working together on the No. 11 Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro SS. The duo earned two top-five and 13 top-10 finishes after 18 races in the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Haley and Harrison were one part of Kaulig Racing’s first one-two finish at Daytona International Speedway. Harrison passed away unexpectedlyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig issued an edict during the offseason that he wanted to go “trophy hunting” in 2019 and with three cars in the arsenal for Friday night’s Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway, the hunt finally paid off as the team netted its first NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Ross Chastain ended the night in Victory Lane driving part-time for the team in its No. 16 entry, adding another win to his resume that has seenRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  The throwback paint scheme that NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Justin Haley will race for Kaulig Racing at Darlington Raceway will honor more than just drivers. Haley’s No. 11 Raybestos Chevrolet Camaro SS is reminiscent of cars driven by Jeff Burton, Sterling Marlin, and Hut Stricklin throughout the 1990’s in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Raybestos is also the company that Bob Kaulig, father of team owner Matt Kaulig, worked at for 22 years. “It’s a nice shade of blue offset with some red andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Although he stepped away from full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competition at the end of last season, Elliott Sadler will return for two races with Kaulig Racing. Sadler will drive the No. 10 Ag Nutrien Solutions Chevrolet Camaro SS as a teammate to Justin Haley. Sadler becomes the third driver of Kaulig’s No. 10 Chevrolet, joining Austin Dillon and Ross Chastain. He will make his 2019 debut at Richmond Raceway on April 12th and will also compete in the regular season finale for the Xfinity Series atRead More
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 andRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It’s been an unexpected break out year so far for Blake Koch and the newly formed Kaulig Racing team. Koch, who spent his first five seasons with under funded organizations, has scored both of his career NASCAR Xfinity Series top-10 finishes this season, one of which was recorded this past weekend at Richmond International Raceway when he finished a career-best eighth. It’s been a refreshing year to say the least, and one that many in the industry are happy to see from the 30-year-old driver.Read More