• Justin Allgaier raced to a runner-up finish at Auto Club last
year, his best effort at the 2-mile facility. In 10 NXS starts
at the track, he’s posted one top five and five top 10s.
• Over his three previous seasons with JRM, Allgaier has
earned an average finish of 9.0 on tracks measuring 2 miles
in length and has the most top 10s (five) among full-time
NXS drivers during that span on those tracks.
• The Illinois native is looking to rebound this weekend after
having run into bad luck during the final stage in the first
two races of the West Coast swing. Allgaier was on his way
to top-five finishes in those two events before trouble
plagued the No. 7 team.
“I like going out to California. It’s just a different atmosphere
than most of the places where we race. You never know who
is going to show up and the fans out there are really cool.
Plus, Auto Club is just a fun track to race on. The groove
moves a lot throughout the course of the race and the track
is big and fast and it has a lot of character. That makes it a
challenge from a driver standpoint as well as from a setup
standpoint, making sure the car is at 100 percent. I know the
guys on this BRANDT Professional Agriculture team have
been working hard and we ran really well there last year, so
I’m looking forward to getting out there.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!