Martinsville Post-Race Report

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AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

Start: 36th

Stage 1 Finish: 32nd

Stage 2 Finish: 29th

Finish: 24th

“We didn’t start the night off great with a pass-through penalty that cost us a lap, but we fought hard. Our No. 16 Action Industries Camaro struggled on the long runs, so I think that hurt us the most. I think we learned quite a bit and got the most out of our day. It’s something small to build on, and we will keep pushing forward.”

-AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

Start: 17th

Stage 1 Finish: 30th

Stage 2 Finish: 32nd

Finish: 31st

“It wasn’t the day we were looking for at Martinsville. We had some good short-run speed, but we just struggled on the long runs. Trying to get the dynamic of the car to work throughout the whole run is key for our short-track program. I’m looking forward to Bristol, which I think will be good for us.” 

– Justin Haley

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Landon Cassill, No. 10 Chevy Truck Month Chevrolet

Start: 7th

Stage 1 Finish: 4th

Stage 2 Finish: 2nd

Finish: 2nd

“I’m so proud of the effort from this entire team. We had a great day overall and qualified well in the No. 10 Chevy Truck Month car. We played some strategy to make sure we got stage points in the bank, which meant we had to climb from the back in stage three, but we were able to do it very methodically. The team kept me pumped up and focused, and we kept the car in one piece. During the last restart, I chose the bottom knowing that was my best chance of being able to win the race. I’m looking forward to being able to race for the Dash 4 Cash with my teammate, AJ (Allmendinger), in Talladega after a weekend off.”

– Landon Cassill

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

Start: 13th

Stage 1 Finish: 6th

Stage 2 Finish: 16th

Finish: 3rd

“We did all we could with this Action Industries Chevy. It was definitely not where we wanted it to be going into the race, but my crew chief, Bruce Schlicker, made some great calls, and our pit stops were phenomenal. I’m proud of my teammate, Landon Cassill, for finishing second. I thought he might win it going into the last corner. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but we are maximizing what we have each race. The extra $100,000 for Kaulig Racing helps too!”

– AJ Allmendinger

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul Chevrolet

Start: 9th

Stage 1 Finish: 5th

Stage 2 Finish: 19th

Finish: 13th

“When you race at Martinsville, there’s many little things you have to be able to do. I was trying to do certain things to try and manipulate the car, but our No. 11 Cirkul Chevy just wasn’t handling the way I wanted it to, and I put us into some difficult spots. I’m disappointed for sure, but I like the direction we are going in. We have an idea of what we need to work on for next time, so we will come back stronger for the playoff race here in the fall.”

– Daniel Hemric

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.