CONFIRMED: Kaulig Racing Announce Josh Williams Will Drive the Number 11 Car in 2024

Published 11/16/2023, 10:21 AM EST

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Kaulig Racing’s roster for 2024 has begun taking shape. For weeks, it was speculated that Ty Dillon or A.J. Allmendinger might take the wheel of one of the team’s cars in the Xfinity Series. But the latest announcement from the team features neither of those names. Matt Kaulig’s outfit has lifted the curtains to reveal Josh Williams as the driver of their #11 Chevy Camaro for 2024.

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The 30-year-old’s long-term sponsor “Alloy Employer Services” is set to continue as his primary sponsor. For the driver, joining the line-up of a team as well placed as Kaulig Racing has been a dream for many years. His words upon signing the papers of Matt Kaulig reflect the same.

Kaulig Racing announces its #11 Chevrolet Camaro driver for the 2024 season

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In 2023, Josh Williams raced for DGM Racing in the Xfinity Series. A vast majority of his 186 Xfinity Series starts have come for the same team. Though he hasn’t visited the victory lane in his NASCAR career yet, he has two wins in the ARCA Menards series. His best finish in Xfinity came back in 2020 when he ran P6 at the Kansas Speedway. With 11 top-10s finished crowing his Xfinity career, he now moves to the facilities of Kaulig Racing.

Williams said in the team’s release, “After only an hour in the shop, I already feel like it’s home. I’ve known a lot of these guys for a long time, and I felt like coming over here would give us a good opportunity to get wins. That’s the goal, Trophy Hunting.”

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Driving for Kaulig, Williams will clearly have a better car and a piece of better equipment than he has had thus far in his career. In 2023, the team placed its drivers Chandler Smith and Daniel Hemric in the playoffs. Should Williams be able to display his complete potential behind the #11 Camaro in 2024, the sky will be the limit for his achievements.

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The never-before opportunity that Josh Williams gets by signing for Kaulig Racing

Talking about what getting into a better car for a more well-equipped team means, Williams said as per nascar.com, “When you’re driving for a smaller team, and you know you’re limited on resources, you’re limited on cars. (…) So I’ve kind of got to prepare myself to race a little bit different, kind of be more aggressive from start to finish and really push the equipment every lap because you know that it’s got the ability to win races.”

Williams also further noted that talks had been going on between both parties since as early as last year. Mentioning that he’d spent a year trying to form friendships with the team at Kaulig, he said that things had gotten serious only this year.

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Meanwhile, the president of Kaulig Racing, Chris Rice, said, “Josh Williams has fought tooth and nail for everything in his racing career, and we’re really excited to have him race for us. We love his energy and passion at the track, and we think his personality and drive will fit right in with the Kaulig Racing culture.”

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The driver came into the spotlight earlier this year when he parked his DGM Racing car on the Atlanta Motor Speedway track and walked away from it mid-race. His action came after NASCAR asked him to take the car to the garage after a wreck in the race. The move earned him a one-race suspension. Going into 2024, Josh Williams will definitely look to capitalize on the opportunity that he has got when engines roar to life at the Daytona Speedway in February. Hopefully, his “trophy hunt” will prove to be a massive success.

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Gowtham Ramalingam

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Hello, there! Though my affinity for racing originally stemmed from the European circuits of Formula 1 as a teen, I unexpectedly found myself drawn to NASCAR's unparalleled excitement growing up. This sport took hold of me and never let go, leading me to a career as a NASCAR writer. Over the last few months, I’ve had the chance to share my insights and observations through a myriad of articles on EssentiallySports.
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