Watkins Glen Post-Race Report

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AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

Start: 6th

Stage 1 Finish: 10th

Stage 2 Finish: 11th

Finish: 2nd

“It’s almost like we were in the same situation as yesterday! My car was really good up through the first half of the racetrack. He (Larson) was just a little bit better in the second half, but that’s why I think he’s the most badass driver on the planet. He doesn’t really make any mistakes. Second sucks two days in a row, but to race with Kyle Larson for the win in any race is pretty special. 

 

I’m thankful for everyone at Kaulig Racing. This was absolutely one of the most fun race cars I’ve ever driven in my life. I was having so much fun in this Action Industries Chevy.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

Start: 13th

Stage 1 Finish: 33rd

Stage 2 Finish: 22nd

Finish: 18th

“We were really good in the rain. Unfortunately, our window net fell down towards the start of the race, which put us very far behind. It was extremely hard to pass today, but we had a very fast LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet – a car capable of winning if we didn’t have some issues internally. On to Daytona, one of my favorite places!”

– Justin Haley

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AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

Start: 4th

Stage 1 Finish: 2nd

Stage 2 Finish: 3rd

Finish: 2nd

“I felt like we were decent all day in most aspects. I knew on the last restart, going down that back straightaway, the 54 and 17 were side by side going for the win into the bus stop, and that never usually never ends well. I avoided them and had a chance to go for the win against Kyle, who is to me, the most badass racecar driver on the planet right now. I’ve watched him battle for wins and not run into people, and you race the people how they race you. I was there ready if he were to make a mistake, but he’s too good to make a mistake in that situation.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet

Start: 20th

Stage 1 Finish: 29th

Stage 2 Finish: 29th

Finish: 16th

“We struggled the whole day, but we made adjustments throughout the race and got some speed and consistency back towards the end. The No. 10 Carnomaly team had great pit stops too. Unfortunately, we blew a left front tire at the top of the Carousel on the last lap. I’m disappointed with the finish, but at the end of the day, we made some gains as a team.”

– Landon Cassill

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

Start: 9th

Stage 1 Finish: 14th

Stage 2 Finish: 12th

Finish: 31st

“We had a left-front tire go down there as soon as I turned into the carousel, which ended our day early. Typically, when that happens it’s because you locked the brakes up over the course the run. I didn’t feel like I’d done that, but you just never know. I hate it for all the people at Kaulig Racing who have been busting their tails to keep us in the hunt. Despite the outcome, I felt like we made a ton of progress with our road course racing program.”

– 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 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.