Kaulig Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Haley returns to Daytona International Speedway with a chip on his shoulder and after topping the speed chart at 189.581 mph (47.473 seconds) during final practice before Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300, he’s eyeing for redemption. “Daytona has always been good to me. I finished second here in Trucks last year and I’ve been good on superspeedways my whole career,” Haley told Motorsports Tribune. “We had fast speed and we were up there in final practice and made some mock runsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rollercoaster ride that has been the offseason for Ross Chastain continued on Thursday as he was confirmed to have a full-time schedule in the Xfinity Series for 2019 with both JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. Chastain was originally scheduled to race full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in their No. 42 entry, but sponsorship woes forced the team’s closure and left the Alva, Florida native without a ride in NASCAR’s second tier series. Fast forward to Thursday when Blake Koch, who was going to drive theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After sponsorship sidelined Blake Koch in 2018, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will return with sponsorship from his own company, FilterTime in 2019. He will drive the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Ross Chastain put in the 2018 Playoffs. Koch famously put the up-start Kaulig Racing into the 2016 and 2017 Xfinity Series Playoffs. In an upset, he positioned the team to make the second round of the Playoffs in its’ inaugural season. In those two seasons, Koch earned 10 top-10 finishesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kaulig Racing will welcome Austin Dillon in a second Chevrolet Camaro SS. This will be the first time that the organization, which is in its’ third year, will have two entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and have a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver behind the wheel. Dillon will drive the No. 10 Phone Skope / Berry’s Bullets Chevrolet Camaro SS at Indianapolis. In the Xfinity Series, the 2018 Daytona 500 winner has two startsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A top-five finish has been a long time coming for NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Ryan Truex. He finally broke through to finish inside the top-five for the first time since 2012 in the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the chaotic run to the finish, Truex had to hold off the bulk of the field while on older tires. While Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, and Matt Tifft slipped by his No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro SS, heRead More

Posted On July 20, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Ryan Truex

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Kaulig Racing’s Ryan Truex. Truex is a 26-year-old driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from Mayetta, NJ. He drives the No. 11 Phantom Fireworks / Bar Harbor / Sea Watch International Chevrolet Camaro SS. Truex is competing for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. He is currently eighth in the Championship Points Standings, 129 behind Points Leader Elliott Sadler, and 117 ahead of Ross Chastain, who holds the cutoff for the Playoffs. SethRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – With a new sponsor onboard in his 50th career race, Ryan Truex gave it his all at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver was up front throughout the late stages of the Alsco 300, even contending for the win. In the final laps, Truex ran second as he chased down race leader Brad Keselowski. His No. 11 Phantom Fireworks Chevrolet Camaro SS was glued to the bottom as Keselowski’s Ford Mustang pulled away. With the car not cooperating with the PJ1Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – After two weeks off, Ryan Truex is ready to pick back up where he left off in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Truex and his Kaulig Racing team have a new sponsor as they head into the ALSCO 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Phantom Fireworks will adorn his No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Saturday afternoon’s race. It will also be the Mayetta, NJ native’s 50th career start in the Xfinity Series. Truex has six career starts at the home track for most NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Ryan Truex hasn’t missed a beat. Despite a move from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Truex scored a top-10 finish in his first Xfinity Series race since 2015. Truex survived five overtime attempts to finish seventh in the PowerShares QQQ 300. In the previous four overtime attempts, he snuck through the mayhem to emerge unscathed. The amount of fuel was also in question with the multiple overtime attempts, but was not a factor. On the final overtime attempt, TruexRead More