Allmendinger to Shake the Dust off at Bristol

AJ Allmendinger will make his return with Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).

AJ Allmendinger Notes

  • Saturday, May 30 will mark Allmendinger’s first-ever NXS start at Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Allmendinger earned Kaulig Racing their second-ever win in 2019 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as well as their second-ever pole award at Road America

AJ Allmendinger Quote

“I am super pumped to be back with Kaulig Racing this week at Bristol! I have never raced there in the Xfinity Series, but have quite a few Cup Series starts under my belt. I am thankful for Matt Kaulig and for the opportunity to get back in the seat of the No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevy on Saturday.”

Kaulig Racing Quote from Team President Chris Rice

“We are so excited to have AJ (Allmendinger) back in the No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevy! We feel he brings so much to the table from a competition standpoint, so to have him add a short track to the schedule is great for us. It will definitely be a challenge going straight into the race with him not having seat time in a while, but we are confident in his ability to unload and go.”

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