Kaulig Racing on the Verge of Clinching Incredible Statistic

Published 07/26/2021, 10:45 AM EDT
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 27: Justin Haley, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 27, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


The Kaulig Racing Xfinity team recently revealed that there are closing in on a new statistic. The outfit is aiming to have their cars lead at least one lap at every track on the calendar.

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Apparently, they have led the race in all but three tracks, namely Michigan, Chicago, and Nashville. Admittedly, they lost their chance at New Hampshire, but there is a chance for a win at Michigan.

Furthermore, Chicago is no longer on the Xfinity Series calendar, so Nashville is the only realistic one. Unfortunately, NASCAR will not visit Nashville for the remainder of the 2021 season. So Kaulig Racing will have to try again next year.

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Of course, the team knows that there are much bigger fish to fry, namely the 2021 Xfinity title. At the moment, all three of their drivers are battling fiercely for the crown.

AJ Allmendinger leads the trio from 2nd in the championship behind Austin Cindric. Meanwhile, Justin Haley and Jeb Burton are in the Top 6 in the championship.

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Considering that all three drivers are right in the championship mix, the team is performing extremely well. In fact, Allmendinger and Burton have notched up a few Xfinity Series wins.

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However, Allmendinger is still quite a way behind championship leader, Cindric. In other words, he has to buck up the pace and close the gap to the Penske-bound driver with seven races left in the regular season.

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger (16) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It is worth mentioning that in 2022, Kaulig Racing will compete full-time in the Cup Series. Furthermore, Justin Haley will move up to the Cup Series with the team, on a full-time basis.

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Also joining him will be Allmendinger in a second car, though he will only compete in a select number of races in 2022. Apparently, Spire Motorsports made this possible with the sale of two charters to Kaulig.

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