Layne Riggs. (NASCAR Photo)

Riggs Joins Kaulig On Multi-Race Xfinity Series Deal

LEXINGTON, N.C. — 2022 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series champion, Layne Riggs, will drive Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Infinity Communications Chevrolet in a multi-race NASCAR Xfinity Series deal.

He will make his series debut at Texas Motor Speedway on September 23 for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300.

Son of Scott Riggs, a NASCAR veteran who made 383 national series starts, Riggs became the youngest driver to win Weekly Series title, which is the combined national championship for all NASCAR-affiliated short tracks, at 20 years old last season. He won 16 races and recorded 30 top-five finishes in 43 starts.

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Layne Riggs’ paint scheme in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Now age 21, Riggs will bring a unique background to his first start with Kaulig Racing.

“I’m so excited to be making my first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas Motor Speedway with a team that has had success in the Xfinity Series,” exclaimed Riggs. “I am super thankful to Jeff Coffey at Infinity Communications along with the whole Kaulig Racing organization for giving me this opportunity. I am so ready to get on track!”

While this will be Riggs’ first start in the Xfinity Series, he has made six starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and earned one top five and two top-10 finishes.

The Kaulig Racing All-Star car, which has been piloted by the likes of A.J. Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Justin Haley and Jordan Taylor, has so far yielded three wins this season. It has also provided up-and-coming drivers like Derek Kraus valuable seat time. Riggs will be the 11th driver to feature in the car this season.

“I’ve been watching Layne (Riggs) 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.

“Infinity Communications has been a huge supporter of Layne’s career so far, so I’m happy that he is able to bring them along for the ride.”