KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 04: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #31 LA Golf Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 04, 2024 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 04: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #31 LA Golf Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 04, 2024 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chris Rice denies rumors Kaulig Racing could merge with Trackhouse Racing

Chris Rice set the record straight on Wednesday during his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive.

Kaulig Racing isn’t going anywhere, despite rumors that it would soon be merging with Trackhouse Racing and Rice, the team president, didn’t mince words in declaring it.

“We’re not merging and we’re not doing anything like that,” Rice said. “We are very close to Trackhouse and we will be close to Trackhouse for a while but we’re also very close to RCR, if you want to look at it that way.”

The rumors are based upon Trackhouse having lent Kaulig the driving services of Shane van Gisbergen for a full-time Xfinity Series season and a part-time Cup Series season alongside AJ Allmendinger and Derek Kraus in the No. 16 car.

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