Kaulig Racing announced Monday they signed NASCAR weekly series champion Layne Riggs to a multi-race deal in the Xfinity Series.
Riggs will make his series debut this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, driving the No. 11 Infinity Communications Chevrolet.
“I’m so excited to be making my first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway with a team that has had success,” Riggs expressed. “I am super thankful to Jeff Coffey at Infinity Communications along with Kaulig Racing for giving me this opportunity. I am so ready to get on track!”
After Texas, Riggs will race the No. 11 at Las Vegas and Martinsville.
Riggs is the son of nine-time NASCAR national series winner Scott Riggs. Family ties no matter, Layne Riggs still has had to work hard to break through.
Last year at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, Riggs wheeled a Halmar-Friesen Racing truck to a seventh-place finish in his national series debut.
Riggs earned two more starts – Richmond and Phoenix – and started fourth and second in those respective starts. He also led five laps at Phoenix.
While Riggs received praise for his effort, sponsorship kept him from going full-time with Halmar-Friesen this year.
This year, he had one start apiece in the TRICON No. 1, Young’s No. 02 and Spire No. 7 trucks. With Spire, he finished third after earning nine stage points at IRP.
A month later, Riggs will be the 11th driver to step into the “Kaulig Racing All-Star Car.”
“I’ve been watching Layne on the short-track circuit for a couple of years now and I am impressed what he has earned so far in his young career,” said Chris Rice, president of Kaulig Racing. “He’s had a couple of starts in the Truck Series and I look forward to seeing what he can do in one of our cars.”
Riggs’ debut will come this Saturday in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90.