After an appearance in the Truck Series’ final four, Justin Haley is making the leap to the Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing in 2019. That means Ryan Truex, who drove the No. 11 car in 2018, will not return to the ride.
The team sent out the following release this morning.
Kaulig Racing is eager to announce the development of a multi-year deal with 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion contender, Justin Haley. Starting with the Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona, the 19-year-old Winamac, Indiana, native will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevy Camaro owned by award-winning entrepreneur, Matt Kaulig.
“I am really looking forward to 2019,” Kaulig said. “Justin is coming off of the best season of his young career and I can’t wait to see what he can do in the No. 11 car.”
Truex posted just one top five finish in 2018. Haley won three races this season in the Truck Series with GMS Racing.
Haley got his feet wet in the Xfinity Series this season with GMS, posting 12th, 18th and 38th place finishes in his three starts. As you may remember, Haley had a win taken away in Daytona after a dramatic, three-wide pass handed him the checkered flag. However, NASCAR correctly ruled that Haley went below the yellow line to complete the pass.
Haley will get plenty of shots at redemption this season with Kaulig Racing.