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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 I love all the Short Track racing this weekend!! It’s awesome to see all the fans at the track no matter the weathe…… 26 November 28, 2021
Chris Rice C_Rice1 There's a difference between being productive and being busy. Try to check some things off your to-do list today a…… 44 November 28, 2021
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Chris Rice C_Rice1 RT @tammymrice: So either Ernie didn’t get the memo that both girls have now moved out or he has been coming to watch @C_Rice1 for all of t… 0 November 26, 2021
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Of the 37 drivers that competed in at least one @nascar Cup race and at least one @nascarxfinityseries race in 2021, AJ was just 1 of 3 that was able to win a race in both series! 😯 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
We're listening... 🗣 👂 — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
Our stat guy is at it again! 🤪 Check out AJ’s 2021 @nascarxfinityseries season broken down by primary sponsor! 📊 — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting #Ramco #EllsworthAdvisors
We had six different looks this season across our nine starts in the @nascar Cup Series! 🎨 Which scheme was your favorite? 🧐 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Kaulig Racing! We’re thankful for all of our fan’s support! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday! 🦃
There's one week remaining to vote for the @nascarxfinityseries Most Popular Driver! Click the link in our Instagram story or copy/paste the link below to vote!! ⬇️ — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting
#WaybackWednesday: Mike Shank, team owner of @meyershankracing, came to @officialmidohio to sit on the 16 pit box. That day we all witnessed AJ drive from the back to the front and earn Kaulig Racing their first win at @mattkaulig home-track! — #NASCAR #XfinitySeries #TrophyHunting #Ramco #XfinityMO
In 2021, AJ Allmendinger earned one win and two top-five finishes in the @nascar Cup Series (NCS)! Both matched his personal-best for a single NCS season... 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 this time he did in 31 fewer starts! 👀 — #NASCAR #CupSeries #TrophyHunting
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@c_rice1 takes on the blindfolded @celsiusofficial taste test and tries to do better than @justin.haley! Make sure you watch until the end because it seems like there's something fishy going on... 🧐 — #LiveFit #NASCAR