Allmendinger Returns To Cup At Daytona Road Course

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A.J. Allmendinger will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Int'l Speedway Road Course in February. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)
A.J. Allmendinger will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Int'l Speedway Road Course in February. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

LEXINGTON, N.C. – A.J. Allmendinger will make his return to the NASCAR Cup Series with Kaulig Racing at the Daytona Int’l Speedway Road Course on Feb. 21.

Allmendinger, who is set to compete in Kaulig Racing’s third full-time entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, last competed in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2018 before retiring from full-time competition.

“I am really looking forward to racing in the Cup Series once again, but more importantly, I am pumped to be racing in the Cup Series for Kaulig Racing,” said Allmendinger. “I keep wanting to help Kaulig Racing grow as much as possible, and the next step is racing in some Cup races with them. Daytona is a prestigious race track to compete at, whether you are on the oval or road course, so this is a great place for Kaulig Racing’s first non-superspeedway Cup race.”

Coined as a road-course ringer, Allmendinger recorded one win at Watkins Glen Int’l, three top five and nine top-10 finishes on road courses during his tenure in the NASCAR Cup Series. He has also notched four road course wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, two of which he earned with Kaulig Racing.

“Having A.J. (Allmendinger) compete in our very first non-superspeedway Cup race was really a no-brainer for us,” said Chris Rice, president of Kaulig Racing. “Kaulig Racing is honored to be able to be get AJ back into the Cup Series for the first time since his retirement. I think he will pick right back up where he left off as a road course ace.”