A.J. Allmendinger confirms he will remain at Kaulig Racing even if he is demoted to the Xfinity series

A.J. Allmendinger gave Kaulig Racing their only victory this season.


A.J. Allmendinger confirms he will remain at Kaulig Racing even if he is demoted to the Xfinity series

AJ Allmendinger of Kaulig Racing.

As NASCAR’s Silly Season takes centre stage, Ty Dillon emerges as a contender for Kaulig Racing‘s 2024 Cup Series seat, casting shadows of uncertainty over A.J. Allmendinger’s future. The team’s restructuring, with Daniel Hemric’s entry, decision hinges on performance, funding, and Kaulig Racing’s strategic evolution.

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In the midst of this speculation, Allmendinger’s recent win at the Charlotte Roval amplifies the intrigue. Despite expressing a deep desire for a Cup Series return in 2024, his potential move to Xfinity remains a topic of discussion, primarily influenced by financial considerations and sponsorship dynamics.

Post-Roval victory, Allmendinger’s quotes reveal a racer torn between Cup Series aspirations and the pragmatic reality of financial constraints He shared insights into his plans for 2024 on Racing America’s The Bullring. “I’d love to keep building the Cup program. That’s my first choice,” he admitted. AJ shared, “Matt and Chris, I’ve told them since day one, I’m always going to do what they ask because they’ve allowed my dreams to come true.”

Amidst the speculation and financial intricacies, A.J. Allmendinger’s loyalty to Kaulig Racing stands resolute. “I’m still going to race Cup next year, no matter what,” he affirms. His words resonate unwavering fealty toward his current team saying, “Whether it’s on a part-time basis, the road course races, or more, I’m committed to being in a Kaulig Racing Chevy for the rest of my career.”

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A.J. Allmendinger hopes to stay in the ‘Cup side of NASCAR’

Ty Dillon’s potential shift to Kaulig Racing adds a layer of intrigue. Reports suggest Dillon’s interest in the Cup Series seat is fueled by the allure of competitive racing and family ties with Richard Childress Racing. The decision hinges on Dillon’s performance and securing the necessary funding, aligning with Kaulig’s dual need for skill and financial support.

A.J. Allmendinger after Charlotte victory
A.J. Allmendinger after Charlotte victory (Credits: Jayski)

Allmendinger, who has been candid about the team’s struggles earlier in the season, reflects on the journey, stating, “I’ve always said that I just wear my emotions on my sleeve. Everybody saw how much it meant to win that race.” He expresses both the privilege and agony of his racing life. Acknowledging the financial demands of the sport, he aspires to stay connected to the “Cup side of it.”

As the dust settles on the Silly Season chatter, Kaulig Racing appears to have solidified its 2024 plans following Allmendinger’s Roval triumph. Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice, while withholding specifics, hint at a possible move to Xfinity, navigating financial challenges. This strategic shift keeps fans eagerly awaiting the official announcement, sparking discussions about the lineup for the iconic 16 car.

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