Phoenix 1 Post-Race Report

Ruoff Mortgage 500

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

Start: 28th

Stage 1 Finish: 28th

Stage 2 Finish: 23rd

Finish: 17th

“Our No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1 started off building tight but were able to make some positive gains during our first pit stop. I struggled a little in dirty air, but track position is crucial. I think we had a solid run overall and learned some things we can really build on for our short track program.”

– Justin Haley

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

Start: 29th

Stage 1 Finish: 27th

Stage 2 Finish: 24th

Finish: 20th

“We fought some more handling issues today –  I lacked rear grip and stability. We made a few major swings on pit road, but just couldn’t quite get the No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1 feeling the way I wanted it to with the speed we needed. It was frustrating for sure, but we learned all we could from the issues we experienced. This is a track we have been spending a lot of time putting our focus on, so hopefully the gains we made today carry over to the next time we come here in the fall.”

– AJ Allmendinger

United Rentals 200

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

Start: 17th

Stage 1 Finish: 8th

Stage 2 Finish: 7th

Finish: 7th

“We fought the handling of our No. 16 Action Industries Chevy all weekend in practice, qualifying and the race. We made some gains on it, but it just wasn’t enough to compete in the top five. Fortunately, we worked on a few things and think we’ve made some gains for the fall race.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

Start: 15th

Stage 1 Finish: 11th

Stage 2 Finish: 8th

Finish: 8th

“You don’t necessarily go to the racetrack to finish eighth, but in all reality, we made the most out of the day. We were seventh, eighth, and ninth-place cars, and that’s where we ran. As an organization, we tried some stuff to try and learn for the fall race here at Phoenix. Obviously, you want to still come to the track every week to win that day. We did not do that, but we did learn a ton, so that’s a positive. We just need to be diligent with our data and notebooks to be better the next time we are here hopefully racing for a championship.”

– Daniel Hemric

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager Digital Chevrolet

Start: 22nd

Stage 1 Finish: 7th

Stage 2 Finish: 9th

Finish: 9th

It was a pretty solid day for me. I felt like our car was between a sixth and ninth-palce car and we ended up ninth. I feel like we really could have probably finished sixth or seventh, but I wasn’t fast enough on pit road. I struggled with my pit road speed and my timing lights. I was faster than the cars ahead of me for position, but unfortunately I just gave up too much time on pit road to them. 

– Landon Cassill

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.