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“We’re Gonna Build One” – Chris Rice Dissects Kaulig Racing’s Late Model Debut as He Lets Slip Florence Entry’s Origin

Published 11/18/2023, 9:35 PM EST

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It’s a win-win situation for ardent racing fans and drivers, with top Cup Series teams like Kaulig Racing coming to try their luck in the late-model racing world. While drivers get to be a part of a top-tier team, getting their hands on top-notch equipment, fans get the better end, getting to see new talents rising the ranks and being tested with the best on the field.

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As the Late Model action heads to Florence Motor Speedway for the highly anticipated South Carolina 400, Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice drops a massive statement as the Cup and Xfinity Series team returns to its roots. Rice then went on to reveal the team’s plans for the near future that promise fans a lot, hinting at major ambitions.

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Despite the NASCAR National Series coming to an epic conclusion, fans look like they have their source of entertainment and dose of racing action, as the South Carolina 400 promises the community plenty. The 250-lap Late-Model extravaganza features drivers like Josh Berry, who is driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., while the event’s star attraction is NASCAR veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Another attraction is the NASCAR Cup Series team’s Saturday debut. Speaking to Matt Weaver, the team’s president, Chris Rice, revealed his future plans. Sharing his excitement to be a part of the Late Model Bonanza, he said, “This is my vacation, most people take vacations, I saw Rodney Childers, he’s on vacation, I’m on vacation.”


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“Yeah this gives me coaches for my mom and my dad you know, this is what they’ve done all their life, I’ve done all my life before I went Cup racing Xfinity racing so this is a lot of fun to see all these new faces, its cool, all these new young kids and young girls and races are awesome so, its a lot of fun.”

The reporter then asked, “How much of this are you guys gonna allow yourself to do?”  To this, Rice opened up, sharing his ambitions, and said, “Well, we’re gonna build one, we already know we’re gonna build one, actually, this is my motorhome driver’s car, his name is Neil Throtmorton, it’s an R&S car by Marcus Richmond, they’ve all 80 raced cars, my dad, so we’re gonna build one and we probably have to do 10 I know of this year for commitments.” 

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He added, “So we’ll get those done and we might come back here Florence, might go to the turkey shootout and something like that so I think that’s what it’s called but we’ll have some late model racing but I think you guys lot of our guys came down this weekend so a lot of fun.”

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He will be piloting the #11 Chevy in 2024, which was previously driven by Daniel Hemric, who was promoted to the organization’s elite division, the Cup Series. Williams, who earned three top-10 finishes this year, will have his long-time partner, Alloy Employer Services, as his primary sponsor as the 2024 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway in February.

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Williams made an impression this year when he parked his truck on the front stretch in Atlanta when he was ordered to get his car to the garage. Instead, he expressed his displeasure by parking the car in the middle of the track, sending a strong statement to NASCAR. According to, he said, “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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