Food City 300 Post-Race Report

AJ Allmendinger Wins Food City 300 and Regular-Season Championship for Kaulig Racing

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Barger Precast Chevrolet

Start: 10th

Stage 1 Finish: 6th

Stage 2 Finish: 6th

Finish: 1st

“It’s always been a goal of mine to win a race at Bristol. It’s where I made my first Cup Series start, so to win both the race and the regular-season championship is so meaningful, especially with this team. You never know how many more chances you have to do this. I have so much respect for Austin (Cindric) and Team Penske, and we would not be as good as we are without them constantly challenging us and making us better. I have so much love, friendship and respect for my family at Kaulig Racing, and that’s all I’m focused on going into the playoffs. We will take it one race at a time starting next week in Las Vegas.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet

Start: 5th

Stage 1 Finish: 4th

Stage 2 Finish: 4th

Finish: 6th

“We had a fast LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevy, and I think it was a race-winning car for sure. We had a great run but got some damage, which hurt the handling of the car too much. We weren’t quite able to get it at the end, but I’m proud of the hard work by everyone! I’m happy for AJ (Allmendinger) and everyone at Kaulig Racing for winning our first-ever, regular-season championship. I’m extremely grateful to be a small part of it.”

– Justin Haley

Jeb Burton, No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet 

Start: 7th

Stage 1 Finish: 11th

Stage 2 Finish: 10th

Finish: 24th

“Our night started off promising, and we had a pretty good car all night. I felt like we made a good change for the final run, but we ended up getting a flat, right-front tire that really killed our race in the end. I’m really proud of everyone at Kaulig Racing and am happy that my teammate, AJ (Allmendinger), was able to win the regular-season championship. We will start fresh in Las Vegas for the first round of the playoffs and work on cementing ourselves into the next round.”

– Jeb Burton

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