A statement from team president, Chris Rice, in regards to the news following yesterday’s event at Watkins Glen International: pic.twitter.com/FMV1hr9vT6
— Kaulig Racing (@KauligRacing) August 4, 2019
ORIGINAL POST: NASCAR officials disqualified the second-finishing Kaulig Racing No. 10 Chevrolet of AJ Allmendinger for a technical violation after Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International.
Allmendinger had led a race-high 24 of 82 laps in the Zippo 200, crossing the finish line 1.168 seconds behind first-time winner Austin Cindric on the 2.45-mile course. But his Kaulig Racing entry was found to be too low on both the right-rear and left-rear corners in post-race inspection, dropping Allmendinger to a last-place result in the 37-car field.
Xfinity Series director Wayne Auton said that the No. 10 car was inspected for damage in post-race inspection. He also added that the Matt Kaulig-owned organization has until noon ET Monday to file an appeal.
Allmendinger, a former regular in the Monster Energy Series, has returned to NASCAR competition this season on a partial schedule in the Xfinity Series. Both of his starts thus far, however, have resulted in disqualifications. Officials threw out Allmendinger’s apparent third-place finish at Daytona International Speedway in July, demoting him to last place.
— NASCAR.com —
I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early in the race on a restart. The issues we struggled with after cause track bar mount was bent and oil tank getting hung on the coil of the spring the rest of the race. But just doesnt f***ing matter. 💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/pUx2OI6yJM
— AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger) August 3, 2019