LEXINGTON, N.C. – Kaulig Racing has unveiled its throwback scheme for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31.
Raybestos, a world-renowned brake parts producer, will sponsor No. 11 Chevy, piloted by Justin Haley. Kaulig Racing’s inspiration for the scheme came from Jeff Burton’s No. 8 car from his rookie Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Seriesseason in 1994, as well as 1995, where he earned three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Kaulig Racing will also be paying tribute to Chief Financial Officer of Kaulig Racing, Bob Kaulig, who previously worked as the Vice President of Sales for Raybestos from 1985-2008.
“Using the Raybestos paint scheme from Jeff’s (Burton) rookie year was a no-brainer for us,” said Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice. “Our CFO, Bob, who happens to be Matt Kaulig’s father, worked for Raybestos for 23 years, so we thought this was the perfect way to pay homage to him. We really appreciate both Jeff and Raybestos® for giving us the opportunity to use this special paint scheme and give a special surprise to Bob.”
From 1998 to 2010, the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award was one of the well-respected and highly sought-after end-of-season NASCAR awards. The award celebrated young drivers and their teams by recognizing their phenomenal efforts during the formative early phase of their careers.