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Josh Williams: From Controversial Stand to Kaulig Racing’s Next Venture

Josh Williams is set to take the wheel of the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro, bringing 186 starts in the Xfinity Series, showcasing eleven top-ten finishes and a career-best points result of 15th.

During those seasons, Williams predominantly operated in lower-tier equipment, primarily racing with Mario Gosselin’s DGM Racing team. However, earlier this year, he gained attention when he made a bold move at Atlanta Motor Speedway, defying NASCAR’s directives by parking his car on the start/finish line.

The incident occurred after Williams was involved in an early Xfinity race wreck, and when instructed to take his damaged car to the garage due to debris falling off, he disagreed with the call. Following an argument over the decision. Exiting the vehicle, Williams waved and strolled across the infield while the race continued under caution.

This act led to repercussions as NASCAR summoned Williams, his crew chief Bryan Berry, and Gosselin to meet with series officials at the NASCAR hauler post-race, resulting in Williams receiving a one-race suspension.

Reflecting on the incident, Williams clarified that his actions weren’t intended to create a spectacle but rather to express his viewpoint: “I didn’t do it to be spiteful or make a huge scene or cause everyone to stand out here (at the NASCAR hauler) but I just wanted to voice my opinion. I felt like it wasn’t right but it’s in the rulebook.”

Kaulig Racing seized an opportunity in its Xfinity program following Daniel Hemric’s promotion to the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2024 season. Supported by Alloy Employer Services, a long-time backer, Williams made the move to Kaulig.

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“After only an hour in the shop, I already feel like it’s home,” Williams remarked, expressing his optimism. He emphasized the team’s potential for victories, stating, “That’s the goal, Trophy Hunting.”

Chris Rice, president of Kaulig Racing, praised Williams’ relentless spirit in his racing journey and welcomed him to the team: “Josh Williams has fought tooth and nail for everything in his racing career, and we’re really excited to have him race for us. We love his energy and passion at the track, and we think his personality and drive will fit right in with the Kaulig Racing culture.”

Williams showcased his talent earlier this year with a sixth-place finish at Kansas in the NXS. Additionally, in 2022, he made three Cup Series starts with Live Fast Motorsports, securing a highest finish of 25th.

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Khushal Bhatia
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