to Drive for Kaulig Racing at Bristol Dirt Race!
9, 2023) Kaulig Racing announced today Jonathan
Davenport, Dirt Late Model racing star, will pilot the No. 13 Nutrien
Ag Solutions Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Food City Dirt Race at
Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Davenport, nicknamed
as ‘Superman’ for his accomplishments in the dirt world,
will make his NASCAR touring series debut at Bristol.
Known for his success, Davenport secured 24-wins in
2022 in super dirt late models. His strong season and earnings made
him notorious for collecting a record-breaking $1,002,022 at Eldora.
He also won the XR Super Series by 297 points to former World of
Outlaws CASE Late Model Series champion Shane Clanton.
The 39-year-old driver from Blairsville, Georgia,
has two years of experience on ‘Bristol Dirt’. He’s
recorded two top five and three top-10 finishes during the XR Super
Series Bristol Dirt Nationals in late March and early April in 2022.
In April, Davenport held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson to record
his second win in as many years on the high-banked, half-mile oval,
as his first Bristol win with the World of Outlaws.
Davenport plans to add the NASCAR Cup Series to his
already stellar resume with his venture to drive the Nutrien Ag
Solutions Camaro for Kaulig Racing. Chris Rice, President of Kaulig
Racing, expressed his excitement on Davenport joining the team.
“Jonathan Davenport is an all time favorite of mine because
of how well he has done in his dirt racing career. I’m super
excited to have his side of dirt racing intermix with NASCAR and
see what he can do in one of our Kaulig Racing Chevrolets. He’s
a great guy, a great racer and we’re looking forward to making
our relationship with Nutrien Ag Solutions deeper.”
Davenport, Kaulig Racing and Nutrien Ag Solutions have been working
on this activation since 2022.
“This is literally a dream come true for me. I’ll get
to race against the best race car drivers in the world and will
get to do it at one of my favorite tracks (Bristol Motor Speedway),”
Davenport said. “I have a lot to learn but have two great
teammates in AJ (Allmendinger) and Justin (Haley) to learn from.
We started working on this last October during the ROVAL weekend
in Charlotte and to see it come to fruition is absolutely amazing.”
Nutrien Ag Solutions has been a partner with Kaulig Racing since
“We are thrilled to be a part of this pairing with Jonathan
Davenport and Kaulig Racing to represent Nutrien Ag Solutions,”
said David Elser, Senior Vice President of Retail North America
at Nutrien Ag Solutions. “He connects well with the grass
roots racing family and our growers. We are excited to see him represent
our brand and share this experience with our dirt racing fanbase
for this special weekend of racing. We look forward to cheering
him and the team on all weekend along with our partner AJ Allmendinger.”
Davenport’s first time on track for his NASCAR dirt debut
weekend will be Friday, April 7 during NCS Practice for the Food
City Dirt Race.