Steakhouse Elite 200 Post-Race Report

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Hyperice Chevrolet

Start: 1st

Stage 1 Finish: 5th

Stage 2 Finish: 2nd

Finish: 12th

“I felt like the first two stages were really positive, the second stage especially. I got into a rhythm and actually felt comfortable for the first time around Darlington, so I was happy with that. We were off a little bit in the third stage, but if the race would have played out like a normal race, we would have still finished in the top five, which would have been a solid day. from there on out, it just didn’t work out with pitting and the restarts. Overall, there’s some work that we need to do, but it was going to be a good day from what I have experienced at Darlington. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the end result, but we got great stage points and we were able to win the Dash 4 Cash! I’m happy we are able to bring home the money for Matt Kaulig and Kaulig Racing, and knowing we are able to go to Dover and hopefully do it again.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet

Start: 4th

Stage 1 Finish: 15th

Stage 2 Finish: 11th

Finish: 13th

“We showed a lot of speed this weekend. We’ve spent a good bit of time working to improve on our Darlington package from previous years, and I think that really showed. Unfortunately, we were just off on our strategy a little, and with the restarts, it just didn’t play out in our favor. We will move on, and focus on Dover.”

– Justin Haley

Jeb Burton, No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

Start: 3rd  

Stage 1 Finish: 13th

Stage 2 Finish: 5th

Finish: 19th

“It was a disappointing finish today for sure. I feel like we showed so much speed, along with our teammates, but we just weren’t able to get the results to show it. We will continue to work hard and improve for next time. I’m thankful that Nutrien Ag Solutions allowed me to run a paint scheme inspired by one of my dad’s schemes, so it was still a special day regardless of our results.”

– 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 has won back-to-back regular-season championships. Before becoming a full-time NCS team, Kaulig Racing made multiple starts in the 2021 NCS season and won in its seventh-ever start with AJ Allmendinger’s victory at “The Brickyard” for the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team expanded to a two-car, full-time NCS team in 2022 with Justin Haley piloting the No. 31 Camaro ZL1, and an all-star lineup featured in the No. 16 Camaro ZL1. Haley will continue to drive the No. 31 full-time in 2023, alongside AJ Allmendinger, who will drive the No. 16 Camaro ZL1. The team will continue to field three, full-time NXS entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by an all-star lineup that will be announced at a later date, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by Chandler Smith. To learn more about the team, visit kauligracing.com.