Weekly Advance | Martinsville Speedway

Weekly Advance | Martinsville Speedway

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Martinsville Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1

Kaulig Racing has one top-10 finish at a non-superspeedway/ non-road course track, which came at Auto Club Speedway (Hemric, ninth)

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

  • Allmendinger has more top-10 finishes at Martinsville Speedway than any other track on the NCS circuit (seven)
  • Allmendinger has led two laps in the 2022 NCS season (Circuit of the Americas)

“Martinsville is probably my favorite oval track to race on. I have always enjoyed the rhythm of that track. It’s going to be a tough race, because anything can happen on a late-race restart, and you’re always amongst traffic. It’s mentally and physically challenging, but I have always enjoyed it. We are in the Dash 4 Cash again this week, and this is probably one of the best tracks we have a shot at it on the Xfinity side. Richmond was not great for us on the Cup side, but we are planning on trying some new stuff at Martinsville. This is one of the best places I can go to learn the new car some more.”

– AJ Allmendinger on Martinsville Speedway

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

  • Haley has led one lap in the 2022 NCS season (Atlanta)

“I’m really looking forward to getting to Martinsville, a place I have typically had some success at in the past. I think this is a place that will feel similar to the LA Coliseum, which I really enjoyed racing at. We had some really good speed there. We definitely have some things to improve on after Richmond, so I’m looking forward to getting to work at another short track.”

– Justin Haley on Martinsville Speedway

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Martinsville Speedway
NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1

  • Dating back to the 2020 season opener, Kaulig Racing has finished at least one car in the top-10 in 72 of the last 73 NXS races.
  • Kaulig Racing has earned at least one top-10 finish in 31 consecutive races in the NXS series, currently the longest active streak of any team in the series
  • Kaulig Racing has had at least one top-five finish in five of the seven races in 2022
  • Kaulig Racing has an average finish of 16.9 at Martinsville in NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Kaulig Racing has led 99 laps at Martinsville (all in the 2020 race
  • Kaulig Racing has led 179 laps in the NXS season so far
  • Allmendinger: 131 laps
  • Hemric: 48 laps

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Chevy Truck Month Chevrolet

  • Cassill has an average finish of 24.5 at Martinsville in the NXS (two starts)

“I love racing at Martinsville. The short tracks have been such great races for the Xfinity Series lately, so I’m really optimistic. I ran well there last year, and the Kaulig Racing Chevrolets are typically fast there as well.”

– Landon Cassill on Martinsville Speedway

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul Chevrolet

  • Hemric has an average finish of 3.0 at Martinsville in only two starts in the NXS
  • Martinsville is one of two tracks Hemric has earned a top five in each start at

“The majority of us in the field grew up on short track racing at tracks just like Martinsville. Night races at tracks like this bring a certain vibe and electricity that I really enjoy. Martinsville was a track I always felt like I struggled at for many years, but during my first cup series season in 2019, I felt like I found something. I had top-five finishes in both starts there last year, so I’m excited to lean on my teammates and continue moving in the right direction.”

– Daniel Hemric on Martinsville Speedway

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

  • AJ Allmendinger now has a win in FOUR consecutive NXS seasons (2019:1 | 2020:2 | 2021:5 | 2022:1)
  • AJ Allmendinger has an average finish of 15.3 at Martinsville (three starts)
  • He has led 68 laps at Martinsville (all in 2020)
  • Allmendinger is the only driver in the NXS with a top-10 finish in all seven races in the 2022 season

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 has won back-to-back regular-season championships. Before becoming a full-time NCS team, Kaulig Racing made multiple starts in the 2021 NCS season and won in its seventh-ever start with AJ Allmendinger’s victory at “The Brickyard” for the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team expanded to a two-car, full-time NCS team in 2022 with Justin Haley piloting the No. 31 Camaro ZL1, and an all-star lineup featured in the No. 16 Camaro ZL1. Haley will continue to drive the No. 31 full-time in 2023, alongside AJ Allmendinger, who will drive the No. 16 Camaro ZL1. The team will continue to field three, full-time NXS entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by an all-star lineup that will be announced at a later date, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by Chandler Smith. To learn more about the team, visit kauligracing.com.