Kaulig Racing celebrates homecoming at Mid-Ohio race track this weekend

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HUDSON, Ohio (WJW) – It’s reunion week for Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig, who calls Hudson home. The NASCAR Xfinity Series takes place Saturday afternoon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

This is NASCAR’s first trip to Buckeye State since 2019 due to the pandemic and a win here would mean a little more to the owner.

“That would mean everything actually, to be able to do that we have maybe 500 people coming out on the track,” Kaulig said.

Kaulig Racing is not only showing up, but they are showing up for Ohio. Kaulig Racing’s three stock cars will feature Ohio-based companies alongside their cars this weekend.

“We have developed a lot of NASCAR fans, a lot of Kaulig Racing fans here in the region so that the transfers are transferred to companies who want to get involved,” Kaulig said.

Kaulig Racing has its three drivers ranked in the Top 10 points heading into this weekend’s race. AJ Allmendinger has already won this year in Las Vegas and newcomer Jeb Burton has won in Talladega.

“I’m super proud of the guys, super proud of the teams, it’s tough, I mean this NASCAR thing is tough,” Kaulig said.

Mid-ohio is a highway route near Lexington, Ohio. And you could say Kaulig Racing has an advantage on the pitch this week, there are two types of tracks that fit this team’s eye, super speedways and road courses.

“AJ Allmendinger is like a ringer on the road, where you just take them for the road races and then they get in your car and win the race,” Kaulig said.

In five starts, Kaulig Racing has finished 8th on average on the Ohio road course. There is no qualifying for the race, so Kaulig Racing will start fourth, 10th and 12th on Saturday. The race starts at 1 p.m.


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