It’s been a season of consistency for Justin Allgaier and the No. 31 BRANDT team. In 2012, Allgaier has scored one win (Montreal), six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes as well as 149 laps led. Allgaier holds an average starting position of 10.7 coupled with an average finish of 11.0 in the first 25 races. He’s currently ranked fifth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) point standings, 95 points behind the leader. Allgaier’s strengths have been road courses, with one win and a 6.7 average finishing position, and intermediate tracks (1.5 and 1.54-miles in length) with six consecutive top-10 finishes.
I’m Coming Home: Allgaier at Chicagoland Speedway – Allgaier returns to his home track for the second time this season and his sixth-career NNS start. In his five previous starts, Allgaier has impressive stats scoring one win, two top-five and four top-10 finishes along with six laps led. His average starting position is 12.4 with an average finish of 7.6. The lone win came in dramatic fashion in 2011 with a last lap pass as Allgaier was running out of fuel. Earlier this season, Allgaier came close to taking the checkered flag once again, finishing third as a trio of cars battled for the top spot in the waning laps.
Allgaier Standing Out at Intermediates - In 2012, Allgaier is the only NNS driver with top-10 finishes at tracks measuring 1.5- and 1.54-miles in length. He holds an average finish of 6.0 after stops at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (eighth), Texas Motor Speedway (seventh), Charlotte Motor Speedway (eighth), Kentucky Speedway (fifth), Chicagoland Speedway (third) and Atlanta Motor Speedway (fifth).
Set the DVR - For the first time this season, Allgaier will make an appearance on SPEED channel’s Trackside LIVE at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend. The weekly show will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday evening.
Supporting the Pride of Springfield - Because it’s BRANDT’s home track as well as Allgaier’s, the professional agriculture company plans to host over 200 guests at the Dollar General 300 on Saturday afternoon. In addition to supporting their driver from the stands in their BRANDT gear, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy time in hospitality village at the speedway and visits from Turner Motorsports team members.
This Week’s Impala - This weekend, Allgaier will drive TMS-324 in the Dollar General at Chicagoland Speedway. This car was also raced at the first Chicagoland race (third), as well as Michigan International Speedway (14th), Texas Motor Speedway (seventh) and Auto Club Speedway (32nd).
Allgaier on returning home to Chicagoland: “It’s always great to come home. It gives me a chance to see friends and family as well as go back to BRANDT and visit with all of the folks who are so supportive of me and what we do every weekend. It will be busy as usual, but a good time I’m sure. We had a really good race here in the spring and I’m obviously excited to get back there and better the third-place finish from that visit. We will again have our contingent of BRANDT folks in the stands. It’s awesome for me to drive by the front stretch and see them all up there in their red shirts. There’s a lot of excitement heading into this weekend as well due to the Chase (for the Sprint Cup). I’m hopeful some of that will spill into our race on Saturday and we can put on a good show for all the fans.”