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 Cup Series (NCS) and 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 in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. They will continue fielding three, full-time NXS entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger. With multiple wins, Kaulig Racing has come to be one of the top competitors on track each weekend. The team made multiple starts in the NCS in 2021 and won in its seventh-ever start with AJ Allmendinger’s victory at “The Brickyard” for the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The young team has acquired two charters for the 2022 NCS season, with Justin Haley competing as its first, full-time driver in the series. The team’s second entry will be shared by part-time teammates AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson. To learn more about the team, visit