Weekly Advance | Watkins Glen International

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Watkins Glen International
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sunday, August 21 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

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Camaro ZL1

  • AJ Allmendinger earned his first-ever NCS win at Watkins Glen International
  • He has recorded three top five finishes, has an average finish of 9.9 and has led 58 laps at Watkins Glen in the NCS
  • In 2022, Allmendinger has earned three top-10 finishes and has led five laps

“Watkins Glen will always be a special place for me. The crowd is always amazing and the memories from my first Cup win will last forever. Ever since they repaved the track, it’s been a challenge for me, but with the NextGen car in the Cup Series, it may be completely different. Hopefully we will have two really great finishes for the weekend.”

– AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

  • Justin Haley has made one start at Watkins Glen in the NCS
  • 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

“We had a good week at Richmond and have something to really build on that we can use this weekend at Watkins Glen. The road courses have been pretty decent tracks for us so far this season, so hopefully we will be able to contend.”

– Justin Haley

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Watkins Glen International
NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m. ET on USA

  • Kaulig Racing has earned three wins, 14 top five and 36 top-10 finishes in the 2022 NXS season
  • The team has led 341 laps in the 2022 NXS season so far
  • Allmendinger: 271 laps            
  • Hemric: 53 laps
  • Cassill: 17 Laps

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet

  • Cassill has made five starts at Watkins Glen 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

“Coming off a top 10 finish in Michigan, I’m excited to get to Watkins Glen this weekend. We have been gaining speed the last few weeks and I am excited to build on that and keep that momentum going. We’ve also had a ton of speed at the road courses this year, so I know Kaulig Racing will bring some fast Chevrolets this week.” 

– Landon Cassill

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

  • Daniel Hemric has made three starts and led 11 laps at Watkins Glen
  • Daniel Hemric has earned two top fives and eight top-10 finishes in the 2022 NXS season
  • Daniel Hemric has an average finish of 16.3 in 2022 and has led 53 laps in 2022

“Watkins Glen is more of a speedway-style road course since it was repaved. I feel like each time I go back there, the track is getting a little bit more of its character back and losing a little bit of grip throughout the runs. That makes it a ton of fun and also challenging. As a team, we need to minimize our mistakes and execute at a high level to give ourselves the best opportunity at the end.”

– Daniel Hemric

AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet

  • AJ Allmendinger has earned two top five finishes and led 41 laps at Watkins Glen in the NXS
  • Allmendinger has earned a win for Kaulig Racing in four-straight NXS seasons
  • In 2022, Allmendinger has led 271 laps, recorded two wins, nine top five and 18 top-10 finishes
  • Allmendinger has an average finish of 7.0 in the 2022 NXS 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.