Kaulig Racing to Make Cup Series Debut in Daytona 500 with Justin Haley

Kaulig Racing announced moments ago on twitter that the team will attempt to make its first NASCAR Cup Series start in the Daytona 500 next month. Justin Haley, last year’s Daytona July winner will be the driver with sponsorship from Fraternal Order of Eagles. The team will race the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. The team will race the #16.

“I am super excited to attempt not only our first NASCAR Cup Series race, but our first Daytona 500!” exclaimed team owner, Matt Kaulig. “To be competing at the World Center of Racing on the main stage is incredible, especially for our team that began just four years ago. I have all the confidence in the world that Justin Haley will make everyone at Kaulig Racing proud and truly let everyone know that Kaulig Racing is here to compete.”

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – JULY 07: Justin Haley, driver of the #77 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 07, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“I am eager to try and qualify for the Daytona 500,” said Haley. “It is an honor for me to compete for a starting spot in Kaulig Racing’s first NASCAR Cup Series race. The F.O.E. has been with me since 2016. The Eagles were on my car when I won in July at Daytona, so it’s a great fit for them to be back on my car as we try to lock ourselves into the Daytona 500.”