Official announcement: Lexington, N.C. – (October 15, 2019) – Kaulig Racing announced today its expansion to two full-time entries for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Ross Chastain, who will join Justin Haley. Nutrien Ag Solutions will serve as the primary sponsor for 23 races, riding along as the No. 10 team competes for the 2020 NXS Championship.
"Ross Chastain has it all – he’s competitive, he’s marketable, he’s all-around a great, blue-collar guy," team owner Matt Kaulig said of his latest hire. "As a team, we couldn’t be more honored to land a driver like Ross. In just four races already this season, he’s not only helped advance our program, but he brought home this team’s very first win. Having him at Kaulig Racing next season, driving full-time, is a great gain for our organization."
It was at Daytona International Speedway this past July that Chastain provided Kaulig Racing its first ever victory in the No. 16 Chevrolet. And with that, Kaulig Racing looks to further elevate Chastain and his winning ways with the team.
"Two of the most important things in my life are agriculture and racing," Chastain commented. "Nutrien Ag Solutions is the best sponsor I could have ever asked for as it pertains to my family’s long history of farming. Matt (Kaulig), Chris (Rice) and all of Kaulig Racing gave me the opportunity to race this year when I really wasn’t sure I would ever get another winning opportunity in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. And, we won. Now, next year, we get to try to win more races and also compete for the championship."
Nutrien Ag Solutions, one of the world’s agriculture retail leaders, will extend its partnership with Chastain and Kaulig Racing into 2020. Throughout the 2019 season, Nutrien Ag Solutions served as the primary sponsor for both Chastain and Elliott Sadler.
"Nutrien Ag Solutions is thrilled to continue our partnership with Ross Chastain and Kaulig Racing," said Brent Smith, Vice President of Marketing + Innovation for Nutrien Ag Solutions. "Ross is a talented driver on the track and a great ambassador for our brand on his farm in Florida. He connects and resonates well with our growers and employees across North America. We look forward to seeing him on the track, at the farm with our growers, and in Victory Lane during the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season."
The crew chief for Chastain’s team and the 23 selected Nutrien Ag Solutions events will be announced at a later date.
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Ross Chastain will join Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2020, Adam Stern reports. Chastain is currently sixth in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff standings, with three race wins this season. In a part-time effort in NXS competition, he provided Kaulig with their first XFINITY win earlier this season at Daytona.
? There could be some major seat openings in Cup after '20, and a big year with Kaulig would position Chastain for one. pic.twitter.com/M1rHBQeux2
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) October 15, 2019