Kaulig plans full-time Cup program subsequent 12 months
Matt Kaulig instructed SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday that it’s a “performed deal” his group will probably be racing full-time within the Cup Collection in 2022.
“We’ll have one automotive,” Kaulig mentioned. “We’ll have a minimum of one automotive, let’s put it that approach. In order that’s undoubtedly a performed deal. We’re tremendous enthusiastic about that. That’s the rationale we’re operating — we’ll run 10 or 11 Cup races this 12 months, and man, we’re already three in.”
Kaz Grala completed twenty eighth for Kaulig Racing within the Daytona 500 and was sixth final Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. It’s the workforce’s greatest outcome thus far. Grala and AJ Allmendinger have cut up the No. 16 Chevrolet within the Cup Collection this season, whereas Justin Haley certified them for his or her first race final 12 months (Daytona).
Grala and Allmendinger will proceed to share the automotive when it’s entered in races this season. A driver for the full-time workforce subsequent season is unknown.
In his interview with Sirius, Kaulig additionally revealed he’d bought one other race store in Welcome, North Carolina, for the Cup Collection program. His Xfinity Collection workforce, which fields automobiles for Allmendinger, Justin Haley, and Jeb Burton, is housed on the campus of their alliance accomplice Richard Childress Racing in Welcome.
“We’re simply getting that program rolling,” Kaulig mentioned of the Cup Collection effort. “Tremendous enjoyable, tremendous thrilling, and we’ll see what it brings subsequent 12 months.”
Kaulig’s transfer into the Cup Collection will coincide with the introduction of the Subsequent Gen race automotive.