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.

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Chris Rice C_Rice1 Who said working out had to be serious? 😂 I’m always having fun with everything I do, it makes everyday better! Ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 January 27, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @RaceSonoma: HE'S BAAAAAACK! 👊 @KauligRacing has announced that road course ringer and NorCal native @AJDinger will return to his home… 0 January 27, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Freshly wrapped pit boxes 🙌 #NASCAR | #TrophyHunting https://t.co/w1cbGJbu2k 0 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @MattKaulig: I am giving away a @Justin_Haley_ @TALLADEGA @NASCAR winner die-cast! 𝐓𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 👇 1. Follow @MattKaulig, @C_Rice1 & @tclepp… 0 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Try to be as positive as you can, even when your day is going negative! 😆 https://t.co/iqbqGEm5Kk 167 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: #ICYMI: We released our full driver schedule for our No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 this week. Take a look and see who will… 0 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Lifting my buddy Rick up in prayers tonight!! https://t.co/YN98Xtb1QR 68 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @tammymrice: The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here simplifyingthemarket.com/en/2022/01/25/… 0 January 26, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Don't forget, you can watch the final #NextGen test live streamed by clicking this link! ⬇️ nascar.com/news-media/202… 0 January 25, 2022
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Please help us welcome charity-based cryptocurrency, @cure_token, to the Kaulig Racing family! 👏 They'll be coming on bo… 0 January 25, 2022

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Tap that ❤️ to wish @danielhemric a happy birthday! 🎂🎈 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #XfinitySeries
Freshly wrapped pit boxes 🙌 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
We're back on track for the final #NextGen test before the real thing! 😮 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
#ICYMI: We released our full driver schedule for our No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 this week. Swipe through to see who will be behind the wheel at your favorite tracks! 👀 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
Another day of testing in the books! See ya tomorrow, @phoenixraceway! 👋 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #NextGen #TrophyHunting
We ❤️ Florida. #NationalFloridaDay — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
Please help us welcome charity-based cryptocurrency, @curetoken, to the Kaulig Racing family! 👏 They'll be coming on board @noahgragson’s No. 16 Camaro ZL1 at @kansasspeedway in the fall during pediatric cancer awareness month! — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
We’re back to the place where @danielhemric earned his first @nascar win and @nascarxfinityseries Championship! 🌵 Today, he’s testing our No. 31 #NextGen Camaro ZL1 at @phoenixraceway! — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
With the #NextGen car using the single lug, @nascar Cup Series pit stops might look a little different this season... 👀 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
#MondayMemory No. 3: AJ Allmendinger won stage one at @officialmidohio and then came all the way from the back to give @mattkaulig his first victory at his home-track! Justin Haley won stage two and finished P2 with a severely damaged front end. — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting #Ramco