Josh Williams has committed to race full-time in the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series after signing with Kaulig Racing.
Josh Williams will take the wheel of the #11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Camaro for 2024, which is poised to be the greatest ride of his NASCAR Xfinity Series career after switching from DGM Racing.
The 30-year old’s deal came after Daniel Hemric’s promotion to the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2024 season created an opening in Kaulig Racing’s Xfinity program. He will be accompanied to Kaulig by Alloy Employer Services, which has sponsored him for a number of years.
“After only an hour in the shop, I already feel like it’s home,” Williams said. “I’ve known a lot of these guys for a long time.
“I felt like coming over here would give us a good opportunity to get wins. That’s the goal, Trophy Hunting.”
Kaulig Racing president Chris Rice added: “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 has been in the Xfinity Series as a DGM driver since 2017. In his two years there, he has finished in the teens most of the time with a best finish of fifteenth in 2020. He had three top tens, a best run of eighth at Loudon, and finished twenty-first in 2023.
He additionally attracted further attention this year when he intentionally parked his car on the Atlanta start/finish line in protest of NASCAR’s decision to suspend him for one race after stopping him from scoring owing to crash damage.
He was directed to take his car to the garage for “extending the caution” after getting involved in a crash early in the Xfinity race, as pieces of the damaged car fell off.
Williams contested the call by taking his car to the start/finish line and stationed it there. The race went on under caution as he got out of the car, waved, and crossed the infield.
After the race, Williams, his crew chief Bryan Berry and Gosselin were instructed by NASCAR to report right away to the NASCAR hauler, where they were received by the series officials. Later on, he received a one-race suspension.
Williams has also taken part in the Cup and Craftsman Truck Series. He was in the running for the ARCA Menards Series championship before joining Xfinity as he graduated to the national series after two consecutive top-five point finishes.