Chastain Ready to Defend Firecracker 250 Title

Ross Chastain Notes

  • Best start at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS): 4th (2019)
  • Best finish at Daytona International Speedway in the NXS: 1st (2019)

Kaulig Racing Notes

  • Best start Daytona International Speedway in the NXS: 2nd (2019)
  • Best finish at Daytona International Speedway in the NXS: 1st (2019)

Race Notes

  • Friday, August 28 at 7:30PM ET on NBCSN
  • Stages: 30/60/100 Laps

Ross Chastain Quote

“Summertime Daytona race. This was the site of our first victory [at Daytona], both for myself and in the team’s history last year. We went to victory lane in this Xfinity race last year. I’m looking forward to it again. Kaulig Racing always brings super fast superspeedway cars. It’s incredible. It’s unlike anything that many of the drivers, including myself, have ever driven. We’re able to be really aggressive, and we’re also able to work together, as you saw at Talladega, which is a similar package. It took all three of the Kaulig Racing cars to work together to push Justin Haley to the win. We want to do the same thing. We want to control the race. I think we are starting second last I checked.

It’s just a dream to drive racecars that can close that bubble. You hear drivers talk a lot about the bubble – it’s just the aerodynamics. Once you get close to the car in front of you, it wants to push that car away. As racecar drivers, we keep things really simple, so you can think of the analogy of popping a bubble and getting right to their bumper. Our cars can do that, so hopefully our Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 10 car can go to victory lane again.”

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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 kauligracing.com.