Although he sits first on the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Grid – a comfortable 33 points above Matt Tifft on the cutoff line – Justin Allgaier knows fortunes can change in a hurry in the sport’s gauntlet postseason.
The format of NASCAR’s Playoffs makes knowing what he has to do in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway straightforward.
“Our goal going into Texas is to win so we can lock ourselves into the Championship 4, but if we can finish this race strong and maintain the points lead, I’d be more than happy with that too,” Allgaier said.
The No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet driver enters Saturday’s contest riding a streak of six top-10 finishes in his last seven races. In 14 career starts at Texas, Allgaier has seven top-10 showings and a 12.4 average finish.
“I always look forward to racing at Texas,” Allgaier said. “It’s just a fun atmosphere, especially racing under the lights. There’s a lot on the line these next two races and we’re up against some tough competitors, but I know this team is up for the challenge.”
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