“They are too ashamed to admit they hired Ty Dillon”- Fans react as Kaulig Racing announces that AJ Allmendinger will race Xfinity full-time in 2024

AJ Allmendinger was the regular season champion of the Xfinity series in 2021 and 2022.

“They are too ashamed to admit they hired Ty Dillon”- Fans react as Kaulig Racing announces that AJ Allmendinger will race Xfinity full-time in 2024

AJ Allmendinger (Via IMAGO)

The playoffs’ Roval winner, AJ Allmendinger is poised to make a full-time return to Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 2024 season. This announcement was officially made by the team and reveals that Allmendinger will once again take the wheel of the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro, marking a strategic shift from his recent venture into the Cup Series.

Allmendinger’s return to the Xfinity Series comes on the heels of a full-time stint in the Cup Series with Kaulig Racing in 2023, where he clinched a significant victory at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Despite the success, the team missed the playoffs, prompting the decision to refocus Allmendinger’s efforts on the Xfinity Series for the upcoming season.


Kaulig Racing’s President, Chris Rice, underscores the significance of Allmendinger’s full-time return to the Xfinity Series, deeming it pivotal for the organization’s holistic development. Rice lauds Allmendinger’s fervor, aggression, and role as a catalyst for continuous team enhancement. A seasoned 17-time NASCAR Xfinity Series victor, Allmendinger not only excels on the track but also stands as a crucial member of the Kaulig Racing family, a sentiment echoed by team owner Matt Kaulig.

The team has formally announced its decision through a tweet featuring “The Dinger,” who attentively watches the highlights of his illustrious Xfinity career while flanked by his two “Regular Season Champion” trophies from 2021 and 2022. Following the montage, he directly addresses the camera, declaring, “We have unfinished business.”

Fans share mixed opinions about AJ Allmendinger’s transition to the Xfinity series

This video has ignited a whirlwind across social media platforms, eliciting diverse reactions from the NASCAR fandom. Fans have expressed a spectrum of sentiments, with some joyous to witness their favored driver returning to the series he holds dear. They anticipate his “dominant” return to the season and clinching the long-awaited championship title.

AJ Allmendinger
AJ Allmendinger (Credits: Motorsport.com)

Conversely, there exists a faction of reactions that disparage the driver, asserting his incapability to compete among the elite. These critics contend that he is better suited for the Xfinity series. Meanwhile, a substantial portion of fans directed their discontent towards Kaulig Racing, lamenting a perceived decline in the team’s quality. Amidst speculations of Ty Dillon potentially taking Allmendinger’s seat, fans expressed dismay at the prospect of AJ being replaced by Dillon.

Fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of Allmendinger’s 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule and sponsorship partnerships. They are eager to witness the dynamic driver’s full-force return with Kaulig Racing in the upcoming season.

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