Meet the Team

The Kaulig Racing Team is a group of hard working individuals with the same goal, to achieve success on and off the track. Our crews are dedicated, knowledgeable and go the extra mile. We function as one team and we celebrate our achievements as one team. Held to the highest of standards our crews exemplify top-notch industry knowledge and demonstrate prosperity even through times of adversity. Building our cars, teams, and morale from the ground up, each person brings more than one skill to the table. Every member is valuable and key to Kaulig Racing’s success.

Bruce Schlicker

Crew Chief: Xfinity No. 16

Clarksburg, WV

Bruce Schlicker started his racing career by helping an ARCA Series truck driver from his hometown in West Virginia, while he was finishing college. Schlicker earned his masters and undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Unlike most in the industry, Schlicker did not have a direct tie to racing as a kid, his family was in the construction business and he played baseball and football as a kid through high school.

Schlicker’s first job out of college was when he moved to North Carolina and worked in the fab shop for Fitz Motorsports in 2007. To date, Schlickers favorite memory in racing was when Brendan Gaughn won at Road America, it was Gaughn’s first win. His first win was in the Truck Series for Richard Childress Racing and Ty Dillon at Atlanta. 

When Schlicker is not working at Kaulig Racing or at the race track, he enjoys doing projects around his house, as well as, spending time with his three kids.

Donald Colwell

Car Chief: Xfinity No. 10

Greensboro, NC

Colwell has worked in racing for more than 20 years. As a kid his father worked for Richard Petty, which is how he got his start in the sport. Colwell worked at Richard Petty Motorsports, Kevin Harvick Inc. and now for Kaulig Racing since its inception in 2016. Colwell loves NASCAR because he loves traveling and meeting new people. His ultimate goal for Kaulig Racing is to put out good race cars and to win!

Jaron Antley

Car Chief: Cup No. 31

Downsville, LA

At 10-years-old, Jaron Antley was introduced to racing by helping his uncle at his local dirt track; that was the beginning of his racing future. Antley graduated from the NASCAR Technical Institute in 2010 and quickly began his career with the ARCA Racing Series for two years, before moving up to the Truck Series and now Xfinity Series. He has been with the team since 2016 and is now serving as car chief on Kaulig Racing No. 31 Cup car. When he’s not at the track, he enjoys hunting, fishing and football with his family.

Alex Yontz

Crew Chief: Xfinity No. 11

Walnut Cove, NC

Alex Yontz is entering his 18th year in racing after getting his start in go-kart racing at the age of six. He went on to race in several different series including legend cars, late models, the ASA National Series, ARCA Racing Series, and the NASCAR Truck Series. His favorite memory is winning the Bailey’s 300 late model race at Martinsville Raceway. He joins Kaulig Racing after an extensive driving career, which will allow him to provide valuable insight to the setup of Kaulig Racing’s Chevrolet SS Camaros. When not at the race track, Yontz enjoys spending time at the beach with his family.

Ryan “Turbo” Richmond

Car Chief: No. 11

Clinton, NY

Joining Kaulig Racing in the winter of 2019, Ryan “Turbo” Richmond was newly promoted from front-end mechanic on the No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevy to Car Chief. Growing up in Clinton, New York, Richmond worked on his dad’s street stock for the weekly series at Utica Rome Speedway. When not traveling with the No. 11 team, Richmond enjoys getting behind the wheel at Millbridge Speedway in the DNQ Karting Series. Richmond is also a new dad to an eight-month-old son and enjoys going to the beach with his family and dogs.

Jason Trinchere

Crew Chief: No.16

Hometown: Easton, PA

Growing up, Jason Trinchere worked with his dad on his modified team prior to climbing behind the wheel of an open-wheel car for the first time at 15-years-old. Trinchere would go on to compete for 12 years before moving to North Carolina in 2005 to pursue his NASCAR dreams. Since then, Trinchere has worked in all of the top-three series as an engineer. One of Trinchere’s career highlights was uniquely being apart of NASCAR’S “trifecta” – winning the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year, with two organizations. 

While growing up in Pennsylvania Trinchere attended Penn State where he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree. When not working in the shop or traveling to the race track, Trinchere is a full on “girl dad” and supporting his daughter’s competitive dance team efforts.

Lennie Chandler

Shop Foreman

Justin Cox

Purchasing Manager / Human Resources

Nick Rodulfo

Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Leach

Director of Sponsor and Guest Relations

Carly Miktuk

Manager, Driver and Team Communications

Casey Lajoie

Manager of Video Production

Garrett Steiger

Manager, Social Media and Creative Content

Tonya Lanier

Administrative Assistant

Troy Lankford

Tire Specialist: No. 10

Welcome, NC

Andrew Hardy

Engineer: No. 10

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Lanny Barnes

Engine Tuner: No. 10

Mike Melton

Hauler Driver: No. 10

Jon Marlot

Mechanic No. 11

Taylor Gartland

Engineer: No. 11

Bloomington, MN

Rhyan “Moose” Fike

Engine Tuner: No. 11

Scott Simpson

Hauler Driver: No. 11

Wooster, OH

Nick Gardiner

Mechanic No. 16

Austin Greco

Engineer / Mechanic No. 16

Mike Fuquay

Hauler Driver: No. 16

Tim Sanders


Newberry, SC

Joseph “Cruz” Gonzalez


Yadkinville, NC

Troy Phillips


Pasadena, TX

James Houk


Fair Play, Missouri

Chad Rainy


Linden, MI

David Salerno

Interior Mechanic

Brooklyn, NY

Jason “Scotty” Williamson

Suspension Specialist

Roanoke, Virginia

Richard Gray

Suspension Specialist