Speaking on PRN‘s The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pit Reporters¸ Catchfence.com‘s Lee Spencer reports that both seats at Kaulig Racing could be available next year.
Justin Haley has already announced that he will leave the team to move to Rick Ware Racing next season.
Spencer says that before Haley announced his exit, there were rumors of Austin Hill replacing A.J. Allmendinger, with Allmendinger returning to the Xfinity Series for Kaulig.
Haley’s exit made Hill the favorite to take over the No. 31. However, Kaulig could now be looking for a driver with sponsorship to replace Allmendinger, with “whispers in the garage” mentioning Daniel Hemric or Ty Dillon as possibilities. Hemric currently drives for Kaulig in Xfinity. Dillon’s contract with Spire is up at the end of the season and most rumors have him not returning there.