Kaulig Racing is doing all they can to become a power in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. A small, one-car operation has now turned into a partnership with RCR and a two-car team. Now, just as we saw in 2019, Kaulig will expand to a three car team for a handful of races in 2020.
AJ Allmendinger, the winner of the Charlotte Xfinity ROVAL race in the fall, will be back for eight more races with the team this season. Allmendinger ran the road courses and Daytona for the team last year.
This season he will tackle all of the road course events, along with the restrictor plate races.
“AJ has played an instrumental role in competition for Kaulig Racing,” states Chris Rice, President of Kaulig Racing. “He has helped guide our road course program and has been a great resource for our other drivers, crew chiefs and engineers to lean on. I look forward to what he can do in more races for us this season.”
Ross Chastain picked up Kaulig’s first ever win in the series last July at Daytona. Allmendinger picked up win No. 2 later on at the Roval.
Kaulig Racing will return with Justin Haley running the No. 11 entry full time. Ross Chastain will pilot a second car full time, climbing back in the seat of his No. 10 machine that he drove on a part time basis last year.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the Kaulig Racing organization,” said Allmendinger. “I had so much fun working with everyone on the team last season and being teammates with Justin and Ross. Hopefully I can help the team in any way possible so that we can build on the success we had last year and go for more wins. More than anything, Kaulig Racing is just a great team to compete for, especially with Matt Kaulig as the owner and Chris Rice as the President of the team.”
Allmendinger was a threat to win at each road course in 2019 and now has five chances to accumulate more in 2020. As a bonus, Kaulig will bring their strong restrictor-plate package back to the track after leading the bulk of the laps last summer at Daytona.