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Kaulig Racing Weekly Advance | Auto Club Speedway

February 23, 2022

Wise Power 400
Auto Club Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sunday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX
  • The NCS heads to Auto Club Speedway for the first time since 2020
  • Kaulig Racing has never raced at Auto Club in the NCS

Daniel Hemric, No. 16 Poppy Bank

  • Hemric has one start at Auto Club in NCS (2019)

Daniel Hemric on Fontana:
“Fontana is always a fun track – it’s one of the raciest tracks that we go to. I think the enthusiasm is really high from everyone throughout the industry to get back there, since we weren’t able to race there last year. I’m also excited to have a familiar partner of mine, Poppy Bank, on board our No. 11 Chevrolet on Saturday, as well as our No. 16 Camaro ZL1 on Sunday for the Cup race. I’m excited to share with them the vision and opportunity I’ve been provided with by Kaulig racing.”

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

  • The Wise Power 400 will mark Haley’s first start at Auto Club Speedway in the NCS

Justin Haley on Fontana:
“I’m looking forward to kicking off the west coast swing in Fontana. This will be my first time racing at Auto Club in the Cup Series, but It was always a track I enjoyed on the Xfinity side. The track is wide, and it’s got plenty of racing grooves. I’m looking forward to seeing how the NextGen car races on the surface!”

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet

  • Cassill has made only three starts at Auto Club Speedway

Landon Cassill on Fontana:
“Auto Club has become a driver’s favorite track over the past few years with all the character in the surface and multiple-groove racing. I always look forward to this track and have run well here in the Cup Series in the past, so hopefully our No. 10 Carnomaly Chevy will be fast.”

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Poppy Bank Chevrolet

  • Daniel Hemric has an average finish of 7.7 at Auto Club (3 starts)

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

  • Allmendinger has made only one start at Auto Club Speedway in the NXS

AJ Allmendinger on Fontana:
“Fontana used to be a track I really enjoyed in the Cup Series, just because of how much you slide around and how much you used the tires. It’s obviously very wide, so you can work on different lanes there. It will definitely be interesting with no one having raced there in two years, so the track is going to be dirty and slick to start with. With this new schedule, we have to unload and be good right away. I’m looking forward to my first race in Fontana in the Xfinity Series.”



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