Circuit of the Americas Post-Race Report

EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

Start: 9th

Stage 1 Finish: 6th

Stage 2 Finish: 29th

Finish: 15th

“We had really good speed in our No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1 all weekend. We started off strong and qualified in the top 10. Unfortunately, we had some trouble on pit road that put us behind, and it was hard to rally back. The good news is, we were able to earn some stage points. It was a good points day overall.”

– Justin Haley

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

Start: 20th

Stage 1 Finish: 19th

Stage 2 Finish: 13th

Finish: 33rd

“This Action Industries Chevy was so fast, and our pit stops were great all day. If we had a long run, nobody was going to touch us. I’m so proud of everyone at Kaulig Racing. All these men and women have had a lot of sleepless nights trying to just get these cars to the next race. I was doing everything I could do to try to sweep the weekend for them. We were that close. We know we had a shot to win the race. It’s tough to win a Cup race, so when you put yourself in a position to legitimately run up front all day and have a shot to win it, it’s a pretty great day. Unfortunately, just we needed about two more corners.”

– AJ Allmendinger
Pit Boss 250

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

Start: 4th

Stage 1 Finish: 1st

Stage 2 Finish: 9th

Finish: 1st

“I was hard on myself yesterday and was not happy with where I put ourselves with our setup, but thankfully this Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevy was really good. It was hard to drive – I had to drive it a certain way, but it was super fast. I’m so thankful for all our partners that allow us to do this each week. Everyone at Kaulig Racing deserves to win, so I’m glad I was able to do it for them.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

Start: 19th

Stage 1 Finish: 3rd

Stage 2 Finish: 18th

Finish: 25th

“It was a tough weekend for this No. 11 AG1 team. Everyone at Kaulig Racing always brings great road course cars. I didn’t show up in qualifying, which put us in a hole, but we were able to bounce back and get some track position fairly quickly. We got some stage points in the first stage and played a strategy to give us the best-case scenario for the last run to the checkered flag, but unfortunately I got turned by someone who lost their brakes and just battled track position after that. It wasn’t an ideal finish, but we will carry on and regroup for next week.”

– Daniel Hemric

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Usio Chevrolet

Start: 14th

Stage 1 Finish: 31st

Stage 2 Finish: 17th

Finish: 31st

“We had a great car today, and our No. 10 Usio team did a really great job getting me some track position. I just broke second gear. It wasn’t just once, it was a couple times throughout the race that I missed my shifts, and it just eventually wore down on second gear. We have great cars, and AJ (Allmendinger) has led this team so well on the road courses. I’m really proud of everyone on this Kaulig Racing team.”

– Landon Cassill

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.