UPDATE 6-7-2021: But does [Allmendinger] really want to go back to full-time Cup racing?
If Kaulig asks he would, but that’s probably not the plan for the team. It’s more likely that Justin Haley will be promoted to run for the championship with Allmendinger in a support role at specialized tracks.
— Associated Press —
UPDATE 6-5-2021: Asked for an update on 2022 plans Saturday following A.J. Allmendingers Xfinity Series win at Mid-Ohio, team owner Matt Kaulig said, “We fully plan on running at least one car in the Cup Series next year full time. Whether that’s A.J. or somebody else, we’re really not sure. I think A.J., regardless, will run road courses and superspeedways.”
And Kaulig says “we’re working on some things, nothing to report,” on acquiring a charter.
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 5, 2021
Matt Kaulig indicated he didn’t know who would be his full-time driver in Cup next year but also indicated he expects Allmendinger to do at least a part-time Cup schedule next year. pic.twitter.com/I0FUunpT6T
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 5, 2021
ORIGINAL POST 4-28-2021: Appearing on SiriusXM’s The Morning Drive Wednesday morning, team owner Matt Kaulig confirmed that Kaulig Racing will be full-time in the Cup Series next season.
The team currently runs three full-time Xfinity teams for #10-Jeb Burton, #11-Justin Haley, and #16-A.J. Allmendinger. They are also competing part-time in Cup this year with Kaz Grala and A.J. Allmendinger.
Kaulig plans to continue their partial Cup schedule the remainder of this year.
ICYMI: @KauligRacing Owner @MattKaulig told #TMDNASCAR his organization will run full-time in the @NASCAR Cup Series in 2022.@TheMikeBagley | @PPistone pic.twitter.com/y58ZiyBJuM
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) April 28, 2021