Echo Park 250 Post-Race Report

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevrolet

Start: 3rd

1st Stage: 12th

2nd Stage: 31st

Finish: 5th

“Overall, it was a hard-fought day. I’m proud of the guys for fixing the No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors car up after the damage. I felt like it was really fast. We were a lap down and had to fight back. We had really good strategy and we were  able to get back on the lead lap and turn it into a great finish. I’m proud of this race team. I think we might have had a race-winning car without the damage, but to fight back for a top-five finish is really important for this race team to keep the momentum up and also qualify for the Dash 4 Cash going into Martinsville, a track that we know we are really fast at.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet

Start: 13th

1st Stage: 4th

2nd Stage: 3rd

Finish: 8th

“We have consistently had a super fast No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet every week so far this season. We ran second for a while and stayed in the top four most of the day. We just couldn’t quite get the handling of the car right during pit stops. I’m so proud of the fight in this No. 11 team. We just haven’t gotten the finishes we deserve.”

– Justin Haley

Jeb Burton, No. 10 State Water Heaters / Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

Start: 2nd

1st Stage: 10th

2nd Stage: 8th

Finish: 25th

“We struggled at the beginning a little bit. I felt like we had a top-six car there in the second stage. We kept working on it with each pit stop, but then I went three wide and I had a tire go down. We went down a lap fixing damage, but we were able to get the lap back. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get the finish I felt we should have had.”

– 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