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Weekly Advance | Texas Motor Speedway

May 18, 2022

NASCAR All-Star Race
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sunday May 22 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1

  • AJ Allmendinger qualified for the 2022 All-Star race after his 2021 NCS win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, making Kaulig Racing eligible to compete in its first-ever All-Star event
  • Justin Haley will attempt to race his way in through the All-Star Open to participate in his second All-Star event
  • Kaulig Racing has one top five (Haley, third) and a top-10 finish (Hemric, ninth) in the 2022 NCS season

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Andy’s Frozen Custard Camaro ZL1

  • AJ Allmendinger has 20 starts at Texas Motor Speedway with two top-10 finishes
  • AJ Allmendinger has raced in five All-Star races with an average finish of 13.4 and a best finish of eighth

“I’m pumped to be in the All-Star race again! It’s a super cool opportunity to have. It will be my first time driving this Next Gen car on a mile-and-a-half racetrack, so it will be interesting to get a feel for these kinds of tracks. I’m also looking forward to having Andy’s Frozen Custard back with us at Texas with their newest flavor of custard featured on the car – the All-Star Jackhammer!”

– AJ Allmendinger on the All-Star Race

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

  • Justin Haley has competed in one All-Star race (Bristol, 2020) and finished 14th 
  • Haley has one start at Texas Motor Speedway in the NCS
  • Haley has one top five, one top 10 and six top-15 finishes with 20 laps led in 2022
  • His third-place finish at Darlington was Kaulig Racing’s first top-five finish of the 2022 season

“I’m excited to put Kansas in the rearview mirror and go for million dollars this weekend in Texas. We will have to race our way in during the Open, which is going to be a short race. That will bring some excitement. I enjoy racing at Texas, so hopefully we can make the big show and put this No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro in the All-Star race.”

– Justin Haley on the All-Star Race

SRS Distribution 250
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1

  • Kaulig Racing has earned one top five and nine top-10 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway
  • The team has an average finish of 14.5 and 88 laps led at Texas
  • Dating back to the 2020 season opener, Kaulig Racing has finished at least one car in the top 10 in 76 of the last 77 NXS races (35-consecutive races with at least one top-10 finish), which is the longest active streak of any team in the NXS
  • Kaulig Racing has led 190 laps in the 2022 NXS season so far
  • Allmendinger: 142 laps            
  • Hemric: 48 laps

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager Chevrolet

  • Landon Cassill has an average finish of 26.4 and has led one lap at Texas Motor Speedway across 10 starts

“Texas is one of my favorite markets and one of the most unique intermediate tracks we go to. Even though it’s just under a mile-and-a-half in size, it’s one of the fastest tracks we go to, and one of the most challenging. Survival will be key this week.”

– Landon Cassill on Texas Motor Speedway

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul Chevrolet

  • Daniel Hemric has earned three top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 10.8 at Texas Motor Speedway across six starts
  • He has led 149 laps at Texas

“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Texas. It’s one of the more challenging tracks for teams as far as how differently both ends of the racetrack flow. It’s hard to be really good at both ends without compromising too much lap time. That can determine whether you win or lose the race. We just have to focus on things that are most important to our race team. Hopefully practice will give us a good baseline so we can move in right direction as a team to build on these types of tracks.”

– Daniel Hemric on Texas Motor Speedway

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

  • AJ Allmendinger has won in four consecutive NXS seasons
  • He has an average finish of 6.0 at Texas Motor Speedway across two starts and has led 21 laps
  • Allmendinger is the only driver in the NXS with a top-10 finish in all 11 races in 2022



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