Drive for the Cure 250 Post-Race Report

AJ Allmendinger Defends his Title at the Charlotte Roval and wins the Drive for the Cure 250

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevrolet

Start: 22nd

Stage 1 Finish: 18th

Stage 2 Finish: 17th

Finish: 1st  

“I don’t know what we just witnessed. Thanks to all the men and women at Kaulig Racing. We finally got Ellsworth Advisors back in victory lane. Thanks to LeafFilter Gutter protection, we had the Nutrien Ag Solutions in-car camera. Chris Rice stuck with me. I’m not going to lie, I was complaining the whole race. That was miserable and crazy. I knew on the final restart I was going to do everything I could. I couldn’t see anything. I was just guessing where the corners were. I just can’t thank everyone at Kaulig racing enough. Matt Kaulig. Unbelievable.”

AJ Allmendinger

Ross Chastain, No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

Start: 5th

Stage 1 Finish: 6th

Stage 2 Finish: 2nd

Finish: 5th

“We didn’t have the prettiest last three races, but we did what we needed to do. Now we get to reset and fight for the opportunity to go to Phoenix and race for a championship. Having the Charlotte Roval as our cut-off race was scary enough, and then throw in the rain. It was terrifying, but we stayed on track when we needed to, scored stage points, and finished fifth. I could even see AJ Allmendinger when he won, which is a big deal that I was within sight of the winner. Now on to Kansas where we’ll race for the win.”

Ross Chastain

Justin Haley, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet

Start: 2nd

Stage 1 Finish: 4th

Stage 2 Finish: 34th

Finish: 35th

“It was such a fun day for me! It’s a bummer to have them all wreck in front of me. I just had nowhere to go. I’m so proud of my teammate AJ Allmendinger and my Kaulig Racing team for getting our second Roval win in-a-row! I’m ready to go into the round of eight at Kansas.”

Justin Haley

About Kaulig Racing™

Kaulig Racing™ is a full-time multi-car NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, owned by award winning entrepreneur, Matt Kaulig. Established in 2016, Kaulig Racing™ has made the NXS Playoffs consecutively each season since the playoff system started and made the Championship 4 round for the first time in 2020. Kaulig Racing fields three full-time entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by Jeb Burton, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Justin Haley, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger. Kaulig Racing™ earned five wins in 2020 and have come to be one of the top competitors on track each weekend. The team will make its second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start in the 2021 Daytona 500 with Kaz Grala, as well as a limited NCS schedule this season. To learn more about the team, visit