Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 8/27/14
After making up nine points on fifth place two weeks ago in Texas, Justin Allgaier and the BRANDT team unfortunately took a step away from their goal in Phoenix with an 11th-place finish, setting them back seven markers. Now, it’s down to the season-ending race for Allgaier and crew to make up the deficit, and cement themselves as a top-five finisher in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. In the situation of a tie at the conclusion of the 200-lap event at Homestead-Miami, Allgaier would be credited with the fifth-place finish due to his win in Montreal earlier in the season. Allgaier at Homestead - Allgaier has made four starts at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway, scoring two top-15 finishes. He has an average starting spot of 17.2 coupled with an average finish of 18.0 with one lap led. Allgaier’s best finish of 11th came back in the season finale of 2010. Good Luck to Turner Motorsports’ James Buescher - On Friday night, James Buescher has the chance to make history for Turner Motorsports by winning the team’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Currently, Buescher leads second place by 11 points going into the season finale on Friday night. Buescher guarantees himself the championship, as well as the Owner’s Championship with a finish of seventh or better with no laps led, eighth or better with one lap led, or ninth or better with the most laps led. This Week’s Impala - This weekend, Allgaier will drive TMS-327 in the season finale Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. No. 327 is a mile-and-a-half favorite for the BRANDT/WinField team, having been used previously at both Kentucky I (fifth) and Kentucky II (eighth), as well as Charlotte I (eighth), Atlanta (fifth) and Kansas (seventh). Allgaier on entering the final race weekend of 2012: “I’m obviously excited about the final race of the season and the opportunity we have in front of us as a team. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the year goes by, and it seems to get faster every season. We would love nothing more than to end 2012 on a high note in the BRANDT camp. We’ve had some ups and downs this season, but it’d be great to be able to gain back those points we need and finish where we’ve spent most of the season, and that’s in the top-five. I’m thrilled to be able to have WinField back on the hood this weekend also. I’d love to put on a good show for all those folks who are coming to the track to celebrate the conclusion of the season with us.”
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