Kaulig Racing, which has already made several driver announcements for the 2024 NASCAR season, officially added Daniel Dye to the team's NASCAR Xfinity Series roster on Tuesday.
Dye, 20, will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races beginning with the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on February 17.
“We’re excited to welcome Daniel [Dye] to our driver lineup at Kaulig Racing,” team president Chris Rice said in a team press release. “We’ve brought a lot of young drivers into the Xfinity Series, and we’re looking forward to seeing him grow as a driver throughout the season with our team.”
Champion Container will serve as the primary sponsorship partner for the effort.
“Daniel is a driver that is easy to root for on and off the racetrack. He is an incredible ambassador of Champion Container, and we are proud to be represented by him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing,” stated Champion Container CEO, Tom Miskewitz. “Additionally, the Daniel Dye Racing (DDR) organization’s work with Race to Stop Suicide is immensely important and reaches a massive audience through its efforts. We are proud to be mental health advocates alongside DDR.”
Dye admits he has rooted Kaulig Racing on as an outsider for years, and that he is very excited to learn from the veteran racers on the team, including AJ Allmendinger.
“I’ve been a fan and follower of Kaulig Racing for several years now, and to have the opportunity to race for Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice is really special,” Dye said. “I’m excited to drive the No. 10 Champion Container Chevy in the Xfinity Series and lean on my teammates that have experience in all aspects of racing. I’m especially looking forward to working with AJ Allmendinger and having him on my side as I learn as much as I can from this opportunity.”
Dye running the No. 10 entry, brings Kaulig Racing to four cars that will compete at Daytona International Speedway. Dye will join teammates Allmendinger, Shane van Gisbergen, and Josh Williams.
In addition to the season-opening event at Daytona, the Deland, Florida native will also run the NASCAR Xfinity Series events at Martinsville on April 6, Dover on April 27, Iowa on June 15, Pocono on July 13, Indianapolis on July 20, Michigan on August 17, Kansas on September 28, Las Vegas on October 19, and the season finale at Phoenix on November 9.
Dye competed in two NASCAR Xfinity Series races with Alpha Prime Racing last season, and scored a best finish of 17th at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dye will also have Race to Stop Suicide (R2SS), which was founded by Randy and Daniel Dye, featured on the No. 10 machine throughout the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
While Dye will contest 10 races with Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year, he'll also compete full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing in the No. 43 Chevrolet Silverado RST.
In his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Truck Series, Dye recorded one top-10 finish and came home 18th in the driver championship standings.
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