Richmond Post-Race Report

Toyota Owners 400

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet

Start: 36th

Stage 1 Finish: 27th

Stage 2 Finish: 25th

Finish: 29th

“We couldn’t catch a break today in our LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet. We bounced back early from our drive-through penalty but struggled with an ill-handling car for the majority of the day. We had a pit-road issue on our last green-flag stop, which really sealed our fate for the end. I’m looking forward to getting to Martinsville and putting today behind us.”

– Justin Haley

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

Start: 26th

Stage 1 Finish: 30th

Stage 2 Finish: 29th

Finish: 27th

“That was a tough day. The guys did all they could to try to make our No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1 better. I just fought super loose in and burnt the rear tires off it. I wasn’t ever able to get a good balance. We made the best of what we could, it just wasn’t very pretty. Our pitstops were really good – our guys did a great job all day. I just need to be better, so we will keep trying.”

– AJ Allmendinger

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

Start: 9th  

Stage 1 Finish: 4th

Stage 2 Finish: 5th

Finish: 4th

“This place is really slick and the tires feel hard, so you just kind of slide around. There was no grip, so we were fighting so hard all day. We got everything we could out of our No. 16 Action Industries Chevy. I was hoping we’d get a yellow with like 30 (laps) to go and then have a restart with some new tires. I thought we least could hang with the Gibbs cars for that long. We got top five out of it and haven’t been out of the top 10 yet this year. We’re happy with that, but we know we have some more work to do as a group.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

Start: 16th

Stage 1 Finish: 15th

Stage 2 Finish: 13th

Finish: 6th

“It was a tough start to the day for us having to start at the rear after of changing the radiator. Great catch by the No. 11 AG1 team to notice the issue after practice and qualifying and to be willing to trust the speed of our racecar to be able to go to the back and race our way back up. We did that pretty well during the first stage. I put us into a little bit of a hole by speeding in a section that’s notorious for speeding here. It was fun to kind of put it back on my shoulders and for the race to go green like it did and prove I could race back up to the front. I’m proud of our top-10 finish as a group today.”

– Daniel Hemric

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet 

Start: 36th

Stage 1 Finish: 16th

Stage 2 Finish: 14th

Finish: 15th

“It wasn’t the finish we wanted at Richmond in our No. 10 Carnomaly Chevy. I just didn’t save my tires like I am usually pretty good at doing here. We know for next time that we will just have to be better about it when we come back to Richmond. I feel like I can do better than I was today, so we will take what we learned and apply it next time.”

– 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.