AJ Allmendinger Running Full 2021 Season With Kaulig Racing

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AJ Allmendinger, who has spent the past two Xfinity seasons with Kaulig Racing on a part-time basis, will join the organization for a complete season in 2021.

Allmendinger will drive the No. 16 Chevrolet. He piloted the number while earning victories at Atlanta and the Charlotte Roval during the 2020 season.

“As a part-time driver for Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity series, I have really enjoyed working with all the women and men in the organization these past two years,” Allmendinger said in a statement provided by the team. “The love of showing up to NASCAR races has returned for me, and I truly have enjoyed myself on and off the race track. It starts with Matt Kaulig and (team president) Chris Rice. I can’t thank them enough for giving me a call at the start of 2019 and offering me races that continued into 2020.”

“More than anything, I have really loved being part of the team and watching the growth of the organization, and because of that, the opportunity to come back full time in 2021 was something I just could not pass up.”

This will be the first full-time season for the 38-year-old since parting with JTG-Daugherty Racing. The team announced that sponsorship for Allmendinger will be announced at a later date.

“Having AJ race full time for Kaulig Racing will only elevate our program to another level,” said Rice, who has been team president of Kaulig Racing since February 2019. “I truly believe his veteran experience has helped us in every race he has ever run with us, and that is evident in his finishes. I’m sure he will complement our other two great drivers we already have, as he’s been a great teammate since day one. I love the challenge in front of us to go after the championship in 2021 with all three of our drivers.”

Allmendinger will join Justin Haley and Jeb Burton, who also are signed on full-time for the organization in 2021.

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