AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric waged an intense battle for the win in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 2oo at Watkins Glen International. Unfortunately, for Allmendinger, Cindric took the win with Allmendinger finishing second.
During the post-race inspection process, however, things took another unfortunate turn for Allmendinger as his No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevy was found to be too low resulting in a disqualification for the second time in as many starts.
Kaulig Racing president, Chris Rice, released a comment regarding the situation on Twitter. In the statement, Rice states the car received left-rear damage that led to the measurement being outside or parameters.
With the disqualification, Allmendinger was ultimately credited with a 37th place finish, last in the field.
Allmendinger, also posted a comment on social media which provided insight into his frustration about the disqualification.
Allmendinger did thank his crew chief, Chad Kendrick, for performance the No. 10 car has shown in his two outings.
Allmendinger is a part-time driver, part-time TV analyst who has been hired by Kaulig Racing to run select races. Saturday at Watkins Glen was a natural fit for Allmendinger as he is considered a road course specialist.
Allmendinger also drove the No. 10 car for Kaulig Racing at Daytona in early July. Allmendinger turned in an impressive performance leading 33 laps and finishing third. That finish, however, was also overturned due to disqualification eliminating what would have been a sweep of the top-three for Kaulig Racing.
Allmendinger’s next start in the Kaulig Racing No. 10 will be next week at Mid-Ohio, another road course in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.