Allmendinger lands part-time Kaulig Xfinity ride

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Allmendinger lands part-time Kaulig Xfinity ride


Allmendinger lands part-time Kaulig Xfinity ride


AJ Allmendinger is the latest driver slotted for some time in the second Kaulig Racing car.

The team announced Thursday that the No. 10 Chevrolet would be piloted by Allmendinger “for multiple races”, although it did not elaborate on the details of his program.

“I am excited for the opportunity to hop back into a Xfinity Series car,” said Allmendinger. “I look forward to helping Kaulig Racing build their program, as well as fight for wins with them.”

Allmendinger has two career wins – Road America and Mid-Ohio in 2013 – from 11 Xfinity Series starts. He most recently competed in the series last season when he finished second at Watkins Glen for GMS Racing.

He was released from his NASCAR Cup Series ride last fall after five and a half years with JTG Daugherty Racing, and now serves as an analyst for both IMSA and NASCAR races on NBC Sports.

“I am looking forward to seeing what A.J. can do in the No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevy,” said Kaulig Racing president Chris Rice. “He is another talented driver that we have tapped to wheel our All-Star car, and I can’t wait to see it compete for wins.”

Ross Chastain opened the season in the car at Daytona and will be back behind the wheel at Chicagoland and Texas Motor Speedway later this year. Austin Dillon drove the car in Las Vegas, while Elliott Sadler was announced for the upcoming race at Richmond and the fall Las Vegas event.