O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 Post-Race Report

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Hyperice Camaro ZL1 1LE

Start: 34th

1st Stage: 17th

2nd Stage: 9th

Finish: 7th

“We had a really solid day. Our Hyperice Camaro ZL1 1LE was really fast. We were able to drive up from 34th and legitimately get up to the lead there. We knew with our situation we would struggle at times for track position, but the car was so fast. It was really fun to drive. Everyone worked so hard on it, so I really appreciate it. I can’t thank everyone at Kaulig Racing and RCR enough for putting the car together. That was a lot of fun. I wish we could have kept the track position, but to restart in the back with eight laps to go and finish seventh, that’s a great day.”

– AJ Allmendinger

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.