UPDATE (9-22-2021): Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice confirmed to Frontstretch that Nutrien Ag Solutions isn’t returning to the team and is getting completely out of NASCAR amid executive changes at the company.
“They’re not leaving any performance reasons, not leaving for money reasons,” Rice said. “They’re just getting out of the sport, completely out of NASCAR.
“So maybe one day, we would get them all back and get that group of people back and I know we will. But they’ll come back. It’s just a matter of time.”
— Frontstretch —
ORIGINAL POST (9-17-2021): One of Kaulig Racing’s sponsors won’t be expanding next season alongside the organization, and the decision by Nutrien Ag Solutions potentially changes some 2022 plans.
Nutrien AG is in its third season of sponsorship and funds 19 Xfinity Series races for Jeb Burton. If that sponsorship isn’t replaced, Kaulig could drop one of its three Xfinity programs as the team adds a pair of Cup teams.
Burton, who scored his first career NASCAR victory with an Xfinity win at Talladega earlier this year, could also have his role redefined at Kaulig. If he’s not retained in the Xfinity Series, he could have a shot at driving the second Cup car that Kaulig will field as a “trophy hunter” driven by specialists.
— Associated Press —