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: Currently sitting 4th on the playoff grid, 4 points above the cutline, @Justin_Haley_ is looking to survive @Martinsville… 0 October 29, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Two @NutrienAgRetail @TeamChevy cars and a special @LeafFilter scheme that means a lot to my family! Can’t wait for…… 55 October 29, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @MartinsvilleSwy: Thanks to our friends at @KauligRacing, @RossChastain will be answering your questions this race week! Use #askRossCha… 0 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Happy for you bro!!… 47 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Just like always you forgot that the gas pedal is on the Right!!… 93 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @KauligRacing: Tune your dial to @SiriusXMNASCAR Radio Channel 90 at NOON to hear from the driver of the No. 11 @LeafFilter Chevrolet, @… 0 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @timclark3: Weather forecast, live camera from @TXMotorSpeedway and audio from @NASCAR officials channel - all in one place --> https://… 0 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Today only happens once!! Make it count! #WednesdayMotivation 45 October 28, 2020
Chris Rice C_Rice1 Congrats bro!!!… 11 October 28, 2020


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We've got some special looks this weeekend for @martinsvilleswy! 👀 🎨 Which one of these grandfather clock-chasing hot rods is your favorite scheme?! 🕰️ 🤔 — #DraftTop250 #NASCARPlayoffs #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
Although a @nascarxfinityseries car is much different than the @nascar trucks, @rosschastain has had GREAT success recently at @martinsvilleswy. 📎 Swipe to see his truck stats at the paperclip! — #DraftTop250 #NASCARPlayoffs #XfinitySeries
Check out where our drivers will start at @martinsvilleswy! This is the final time in 2020 that all three will be on the same track in a Kaulig Racing Chevy! 😱😢 @justin.haley: P3⃣ @rosschastain: P4⃣ AJ Allmendinger: P3⃣7⃣ — #DraftTop250 #TrophyHunting #NASCARPlayoffs #XfinitySeries
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It's lean. It's green. It's Dinger's Martinsville machine! Who's a fan of this BRIGHT @nutrienagsolutions look on AJ Allmendinger’s ride?! 🟩 🟩 🟩 — #TimelapseTuesday #TrophyHunting #DraftTop250 #NASCAR #XfinitySeries
And the @nutrienagsolutions driver is… 😏 — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries
Just one race remains in the Round of 8 for the @nascarxfinityseries! 😳 @justin.haley has jumped to +4 on the cutline, while @rosschastain slipped back to -15. We're heading to @martinsvilleswy on Saturday looking to put BOTH drivers above that cutline! 📎 🕰️ — #TrophyHunting #NASCARPlayoffs #NASCAR #XfinitySeries
Our friends at @nutrienagsolutions have some exciting news to share... 👀 — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries
Our Chevrolets looked goooood out front yesterday! Check out some of these shots! 📸 — #OReilly300 #NASCARPlayoffs #XfinitySeries #NASCAR