We already knew that AJ Allmendinger would first pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in next month’s Busch Light Clash. We also knew that defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, Daniel Hemric, would have his first shot in the car for the season opening Daytona 500. Also, Noah Gragson would get his opening opportunity in Atlanta this March. The thing is, what about the rest of the schedule?
Now, we know.
Allmendinger, gets all six road courses (COTA, Sonoma, Road America, Indy, Watkins Glen and the ROVAL) as well as Phoenix (March 13), Richmond (April 3), Martinsville (April 9), Dover (May 1), Texas All-Star (May 22), World Wide Technology Raceway (June 5), Nashville (June 26), New Hampshire (July 17) and Bristol (Sept. 17).
Hemric, gets all four superspeedways (Daytona x2, Talladega x2) both at Darlington as well as Fontana (Feb. 27) and Las Vegas (March 6). He’ll essentially drive this car in the first three points paying races of the season.
Gragson, hops in for the remaining 13 races including the final four of the season beginning in his hometown race at Vegas (Oct. 16), Homestead (Oct. 23), Martinsville (Oct. 30) and Phoenix (Nov. 6).
This is a chartered car as well as their team car (No. 31 Chevrolet) which will be driven by Justin Haley.