In 2018, Kaulig Racing first upped its organization to two entries in one race. Now, it’s adding a third.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series team will field three cars in next month’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the organization announced Thursday, June 27.
Joining them is occasional Kaulig competitor Ross Chastain, who will pilot the team’s No. 16.
“Being able to bring a third car to Daytona and have our part-time driver Ross Chastain behind the wheel only increases our chances of getting the win,” team owner Matt Kaulig said in a press statement. “Not by the addition of a car, but by the additional teammate our two drivers Justin Haley and AJ Allmendinger will have – Daytona is all about teamwork.”
Chastain has driven multiple races for Kaulig in its No. 10 while also competing for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the four-car organization’s No. 4. As of earlier this month, he is no longer a full-time Xfinity driver, having shifted his points declaration to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
He has one top 10 in 13 starts in 2019, the best a seventh at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Daytona will mark Allmendinger’s 2019 series debut, while Haley is 10th in Xfinity points with one top five and 10 top 10s.
Barring an entry list of 38 cars or less, Chastain will have to qualify his way in to the field.
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