Chris Rice

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Native to the racing world since birth, Chris Rice is no stranger to all things NASCAR.  Born and raised in South Boston, Va., Rice grew up at racetracks and around the sport. His mom, Cathy, runs the South Boston Speedway, a racetrack in Rice’s hometown, and also sits on the NASCAR Appeals Board.  When Rice was five years old, his dad, Allan, and uncle started their own race team. Rice immediately started working on the pit crew for his family’s team. This was just the start of Rice’s future NASCAR career.

In 1989, Rice worked as a gasman for the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, now known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He worked closely with Hermie Sadler, who was named Rookie of the Year in 1993, and quickly moved on to win a championship in 1995 with Hermie’s brother Elliott. Because of his accomplishments with the Sadler brothers, Rice became a well-known name in the industry. He’s worked in every elite series in NASCAR with over 18 drivers.

In 2000, Rice worked at Richard Petty Motorsports then moved to Bill Davis Racing in 2002. From 2011 to 2015, Rice worked as a Crew Chief for RAB Racing with a stable of four different drivers. In 2015, he moved to NTS as the Competition Director and Crew Chief.

Among being General Manager, Rice served as Crew Chief for Kaulig Racing from 2016 - 2018 and led the team to one pole, one top five and 21 top-10 finishes and three consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff berths. 

Since 2018 Rice assumed the President role at Kaulig Racing and has continued to build a Championship contending organization. 

In his spare time, Rice loves to golf and spend time with his wife Tammy and two daughters, Kelsey and Elizabeth.

Rice still carries the same passion and excitement he had 20 years ago. With a “whatever it takes” attitude and years of experience, he’s driven to continue the success as Kaulig Racing enters their fifth season in the Xfinity Series.


Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Voting is STILL open and you can STILL vote DAILY! 🗳️ Click below to vote for your favorite Kaulig Racing wheelman! ⤵️ h… 0 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Superspeedway racing returns on Saturday at @TalladegaSuperS! Here's where our trio will roll off: @Justin_Haley_: P8 @R… 0 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Press the gas @AJDinger GOSH!!… 36 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Why am I so mad?? 24 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 I have a question.... Do they ask all president candidates for there tax returns or just this one? 128 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 My gosh this is driving me nuts! 26 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Did it have wheels??… 20 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Anything good on TV tonight??? #AskingForAFriend 39 September 30, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Go help these ladies out everyone!! I remember these days with my oldest daughter @_kmrice11!!… 7 September 30, 2020
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Superspeedway racing returns on Saturday at @talladegasupers! Here's where our trio will roll off: @justin.haley: P8 @rosschastain: P13 AJ Allmendinger: P36 — #AgPro300 #NASCARPlayoffs #TrophyHunting #NASCAR #XfinitySeries
Can't get over these Vegas views! 🏔🌄 — #Alsco300 #NASCARPlayoffs
With the 2020 playoffs underway, @justin.haley has fully embraced being the #DARK11ORSE. 🐎 — #NASCARPlayoffs #XfinitySeries
Yesterday morning our haulers returned from @lvmotorspeedway and unloaded the hot rods! 🚚 🏎️ Check it out! — #TimelapseTuesday #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #NASCARPlayoffs #Alsco300 #TrophyHunting
#DARK11ORSE 🐎 — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #NASCARPlayoffs
One year ago today we celebrated #NationalNorthCarolinaDay the best way possible... victory donuts at @charlottemotorspeedway! 😜 🍩 — #DriveForTheCure250 #TrophyHunting #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #NASCARPlayoffs
With one playoff race down, Kaulig Racing heads to @talladegasupers with the goal of distancing themselves from the cutline! @justin.haley sits 14 points to the good while @rosschastain finds himself two points below but ready to jump back above the cut! — #NASCARPlayoffs #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting #Alsco300
Check out some pics from our night out west 🎰 — #Alsco300 #NASCARPlayoffs #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
It was a hard battle tonight for our team. Both of our drivers earned valuable points in Stage One, and @justin.haley also secured some in Stage Two. The #DARK11ORSE fought to the last inch of the race to grab a top-10 finish. #MELONMAN10 led 15 laps early on before damage slowed his car down. On to 'Dega! — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #Alsco300 #TrophyHunting #NASCARPlayoffs
It all starts here. — #NASCARPlayoffs #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting