Weekly Advance | Michigan International Speedway

FireKeepers Casino 400
Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sunday, August 7 at 3 p.m. ET on USA

  • In the 2022 NCS season, Kaulig Racing has earned one top five, six top-10 finishes and has led 25 laps

Noah Gragson, No. 16 Chevy Accessories Camaro ZL1

  • The FireKeepers Casino 400 will mark Noah Gragson’s first start at Michigan in the NCS
  • Gragson has an average finish of 26.9 in 2022 in the NCS season across eight starts, six of which have been with Kaulig Racing
  • He has earned two top-20 finishes in 2022 in the NCS

“We are continuing to learn and get better each race at Kaulig Racing. Michigan is a tough but fun track. It’s really wide and also really fast, so hopefully that gives us a chance to show the speed we have in the No. 16 Chevy Accessories Camaro ZL1.”

– Noah Gragson on Michigan International Speedway

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

  • Justin Haley has made one start at Michigan
  • He has earned one top five, two top 10 and and nine top-15 finishes in 2022
  • Haley’s third-place finish at Darlington was Kaulig Racing’ first top-five not at a superspeedway or road course
  • Haley has led 20 laps in the 2022 season

“Heading into the weekend at Michigan, I feel like we have some confidence on No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection team. We have been making improvements each week, and I’m looking forward to this racetrack, a very different track that can have really high speeds.”

– Justin Haley on Michigan International Speedway

New Holland 250
Michigan International Speedway
NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Saturday, August 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA

  • Kaulig Racing has earned three wins, 12 top five and 31 top-10 finishes in the 2022 NXS season
  • The team has led 334 laps in the 2022 NXS season so far
  • Allmendinger: 264 laps            
  • Hemric: 53 laps
  • Cassill: 17 Laps

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet

  • Cassill has made five starts at Michigan in the NXS
  • Landon Cassill has earned three top five and eight top-10 finishes in the 2022 NXS season and has an average finish of 15.7
  • He has led 17 laps in the 2022 NXS season

“I am looking forward to heading to Michigan this weekend. We have had some great speed these past races but have not executed the best at times. Hoping to have a solid run at Michigan as we approach the playoffs.” 

– Landon Cassill on Michigan International Speedway

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

  • Daniel Hemric has earned two top fives and eight top-10 finishes in the 2022 NXS season
  • Daniel Hemric has an average finish of 15.9 in 2022 and has led 53 laps in 2022

“We’re excited to rebound at Michigan from last week. Our guys have worked hard at the shop all week to prepare the No. 11 AG1 Chevy, and I have been doing my part as well trying to get ready as the playoffs get closer. I am looking forward to maximizing the day and being a contender until the end.”

– Daniel Hemric on Michigan International Speedway

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

  • Allmendinger earned a runner-up finish at last year’s NXS race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
  • He has earned a win for Kaulig Racing in four-straight NXS seasons
  • In 2022, Allmendinger has led 264 laps, recorded three wins, nine top five and 17 top-10 finishes
  • Allmendinger has an average finish of 7, the best of any full-time NXS driver in 2022
  • Allmendinger has 17 top-10 finishes, the most of any full-time NXS driver in the 2022 season

“We’ve got some momentum heading to Michigan, a place where we won last year! Coming off a win at Indy has us really eager to execute again at Michigan, an extremely fast track. It can be a really challenging place and tough to pass on, which makes track position key.”

– AJ Allmendinger on Michigan International Speedway

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.