Kaulig Sets Crew Chief & Sponsor Assignments

Kaulig Racing has revealed its crew chief and sponsor lineup for the NASCAR season. (HHP/Jim Fluharty photo)

WELCOME, N.C. – Kaulig Racing revealed the crew chief assignments for its three NASCAR Xfinity Series teams and its part-time NASCAR Cup Series team on Wednesday.

Team officials also confirmed the anchor partners for its Xfinity Series operation as well.

Jeb Burton will begin his NASCAR Xfinity Series season with primary partner Nutrien Ag Solutions at Daytona Int’l Speedway in the No. 10 Chevrolet.

Nutrien Ag Solutions will be onboard the No. 10 Chevrolet for 16 races this year.

Bruce Schlicker returns as the crew chief for Kaulig Racing’s No. 10 Chevrolet for the upcoming season. Last year atop the No. 10 pit box, Schlicker recorded 15 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes with driver Ross Chastain.

Justin Haley will drive the No. 11 Chevrolet for a third-straight year. Primary partner LeafFilter Gutter Protection will also return to the No. 11 Chevrolet for the new season.

LeafFilter has adorned the No. 11 Chevrolet since the team’s inception in 2016 and the car continues to be the flagship entry for the team.

A new addition has been added to the well-known LeafFilter scheme, that of another Leaf-branded company in LeafHome Solutions and its subcompanies, which will be spotlighted the No. 11 Chevrolet as well.

Returning as the crew chief for the No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet and Haley will be Alex Yontz, who will call the shots for his second full-season as crew chief.

Together in 2020, Yontz and Haley recorded three wins, 10 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes for Kaulig Racing.

AJ Allmendinger will kick off his first full NASCAR season since 2018 with partner Ellsworth Advisors on the No. 16 Chevrolet at Daytona.

In addition to his return to full-time competition, Kaulig Racing also announced recently that Allmendinger will pilot the No. 16 Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series at the Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway road course.

Atop the box for Allmendinger’s Xfinity Series season will be long-time race engineer Jason Trinchere, who was previously Haley’s lead engineer last year in the Xfinity Series.

Trinchere has worked in all three of NASCAR’s top series as an engineer previously.

Kaz Grala was recently announced as the driver for Kaulig Racing’s Daytona 500 entry, as well as other select races in the NASCAR Cup Series season with the team.

Leading the way for the No. 16 Cup Series team as crew chief for its part-time Cup Series endeavor is Matt Swiderski. Swiderski most recently acted as a crew chief for Team Penske’s part-time No. 12 entry in the Xfinity Series.