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Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro ZL1

Start: 21st

Stage 1 Finish: 23rd

Stage 2 Finish: 21st

Finish: 17th

“We found some speed in our No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Camaro. We just fought tight for most of the day. We got behind on a pit stop, but we had really good strategy that worked out for us after we avoided wrecks throughout the race to make it to the end.” – Justin Haley

Noah Gragson, No. 16 Chevy Accessories Camaro ZL1

Start: 12th

Stage 1 Finish: 12th

Stage 2 Finish: 28th

Finish: 30th

“We had a really strong run going all day and ran within the top five there for a lot of the race. During that restart there I was trying to get up and just got super tight, and I hit the wall. It’s unfortunate, because we had so much speed. This is the best I’ve ever run in the Cup series. I’m disappointed in myself. We’re all here to learn and try to be there at the end. I just got a little too greedy there and made a costly mistake to end our day. I plan on learning from it, and I really appreciate everybody’s effort at Kaulig Racing to make our Chevy Accessories Camaro so fast.” – Noah Gragson

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AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet

Start: 2nd

Stage 1 Finish: 4th

Stage 2 Finish: 2nd

Finish: 7th

“Our No. 16 Action Industries Chevy had good speed to start out with, but we couldn’t ever quite get the balance needed to stay upfront. Thankfully, Bruce (Schlicker) had good strategy for stage points, which we really needed. We are getting closer. We just need a bit more speed to battle for the win.” – AJ Allmendinger

Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 Chevrolet

Start: 4th

Stage 1 Finish: 7th

Stage 2 Finish: 20th

Finish: 8th

“It felt like just a solid weekend for us. We struggled a little for some speed and some balance, but I think we took a step in the right direction. That made me feel good about it. I lost some spots on one of the restarts early in the race and tried to be on the other side of aggressiveness there at the end of stage two and put myself into a hole. Thankfully, the pit crew rebounded and was on fire, just like they have been all year. We ended up getting some of our track position back with a great stop on the green-flag cycle. I’m proud of everyone on the AG1 team. I’m looking forward to having balance in racecars like that so we can continue to build on this program.” – Daniel Hemric

Landon Cassill, No. 10 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet

Start: 12th

Stage 1 Finish: 9th

Stage 2 Finish: 4th

Finish: 10th

“It was a fair day in our No. 10 Chevy Accessories car. I was just a little bit too tight there the second to last run and gave up some time, but on the last run we got the car freed up and thought it ran much better. We made some gains, and that is a positive for us.” – Landon Cassill

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.

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