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Phoenix Racing announced that Justin Allgaier will be the driver of the #51 BRANDT Chevy SS during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Allgaier, who finished fifth in the 2013 Nationwide Series championship points, will be a candidate for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I intend to make the most of it,” said Allgaier. “I am very grateful to Harry Scott and BRANDT for having faith in me to compete against the best drivers in the world.”
BRANDT will be the primary sponsor for the #51 for 21 races during the 2014 season. The agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products has been active in NASCAR since 2011, and sponsored the #51 for four races in 2013. Joining BRANDT on the car are The National FFA, TradeMark Nitrogen, Nutrients for Life Foundation, Precision Tank, and Grigg Brothers. Together, these partners are supporting the only true ag-focused car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Allgaier, 27, joins Bobby Labonte as teammates at Phoenix Racing. Labonte will drive the #52, fielded by the former owner of Phoenix Racing, James Finch, for several races in 2014, including the season-opening Daytona 500.(Phoenix Racing)
This was not at all a surprise announcement for Phoenix Racing. It was widely assumed that Allgaier would get the promotion from the Turner-Scott Nationwide ride to Harry Scott’s new Sprint Cup team!
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