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Tracking the charters: Spire, Kaulig, Trackhouse

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – JUNE 20: Justin Haley, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 20, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Kaulig Racing announced Friday afternoon that the team purchased two charters from Spire Motorsports for their 2022 NASCAR Cup Series operations.

Kaulig will field a full-time Cup entry for Justin Haley and a part-time entry for A.J. Allmendinger and other drivers yet TBA.

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One of the two charters purchased by Kaulig is a charter currently leased out to Trackhouse Racing.

Trackhouse is currently using the charter to field the No. 99 Chevrolet for Daniel Suarez but they will no longer have the charter in 2022. The team had previously announced their intentions of fielding a second Cup entry for 2022.

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Spire Motorsports will own one charter which will be used to continue fielding the No. 7 Chevrolet full-time for Corey Lajoie in 2022.

No word yet on if Trackhouse will run their No. 99 Chevrolet as an open car in 2022 or who they plan to purchase a charter from.

Other teams have announced their intentions to move up to or expand in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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23XI Racing has plans to expand their operations in the future with no announcement yet.

GMS Racing announced their intentions to begin operating a Cup team in 2022 but is unsure if they will run a full-time schedule.

JTG-Daugherty Racing does not have a charter for its No. 37 Chevrolet, currently driven by Ryan Preece.

JR Motorsports has been rumored as possibly starting a Cup team but nothing has been announced by the team.


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